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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An iconic Texas restaurant chain will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties, and industry experts say other restaurants will likely take the same stand against a new state law legalizing the practice in many public places. Whataburger — with...
Legions of people clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag. But the euphoria of a moment that was more than a decade in the making quickly began to shift to a hard question to answer: What exactly had been accomplished for race relations...
CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — What's in a name? For colleges looking to gain prestige along with more students and precious out-of-state tuition dollars, plenty. Faced with declining enrollment, reduced public funding or both, some state colleges and universities are adding graduate...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When Army Sgt. Patrick Hart decided a decade ago that he would not serve in the war in Iraq, he expected to follow the same path as thousands of American war resisters during the Vietnam era and take refuge across the border. But after five years of...
NEW YORK (AP) — It was nearly a year ago when Eric Garner, standing outside a convenience store on July 17, had the encounter with New York City police that led to his death. The 43-year-old father of six, accused of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes — sick of being hassled by...
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A little fish that New Englanders have sought since the Colonial era is at the center of a battle over how to manage massive boats that trawl swaths of ocean off the East Coast. The catch for the Atlantic herring, which travels in groups sometimes...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With state budget negotiations likely stalled until the fall, so too is Gov. Maggie Hassan's timeline for announcing whether she'll challenge U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte next year. And with Hassan the first domino in a line of Democrats who may aspire to higher...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine working out a divorce without hiring an attorney or stepping into court or disputing the tax assessment on your home completely online. A Silicon Valley company is starting to make both possibilities a reality with software that experts say...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials do not know what caused a blast that knocked a Rhode Island beachgoer to the ground but concluded there is no public threat and no reason to keep the beach closed. State Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit said in a...