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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A brass band strolled through a riverside warehouse holding huge, colorful parade floats as New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials Tuesday kicked off the city's official countdown to Mardi Gras. "Everybody knows that this is what we live for...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In the war for young people's hearts and minds, Mohamed Ahmed hopes to use cartoons to dissuade a generation raised on "The Simpsons" and "South Park" from taking up arms for the Islamic State group and other extremist causes. Ahmed, a convenience store...
BOULEVARD, Calif. (AP) — The drones are coming. Not as flying deliverymen that bring diapers, books or soup cans to your home, a vision put forth by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to much fanfare a little more than a year ago. Instead, drones will help spray crops, inspect high-voltage...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The FBI will question hundreds of patients at a West Texas veterans' hospital who may have witnessed a shooting that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the bureau's top El Paso agent said. The FBI is leading the investigation of the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A gunman and one other person are dead in a shooting at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas. Fort Bliss Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday night. He says the shooting happened at the El Paso Veterans Affairs...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House. Love, 39, a former mayor of Saratoga Springs, was elected in November in Utah's 4th District. She...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accused of splattering green paint at the Washington National Cathedral and suspected of vandalizing other historic sites including the Lincoln Memorial in 2013 will not be prosecuted. Online court records show that a judge on Tuesday dismissed the case...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County supervisors offered a $25,000 reward Tuesday to help catch an attacker who shot and wounded three members of a family and kidnapped a 3-week-old girl who was later found dead in a trash bin near the Mexican border. The award for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite efforts by New York City officials to tout a dip in serious crime, another statistic is getting more attention — a steep decline in the number of arrests across all five boroughs in the two weeks since two police officers were shot dead in their patrol...