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NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven U.S. jail systems will receive millions of dollars in grants to overhaul operations in order to reduce their overall inmate populations — some by as much as one third, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday. The two-year...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strike by tens of thousands of Verizon landline and cable workers whose contract expired in August (all times local): 6:40 a.m. A spokesman for Verizon says the company is very disappointed that union leadership has called a strike. Spokesman Rich...
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Silent tears stream down Lakeya Hicks' face as she recalls Oct. 2, 2014, a day that should have been a happy memory as she and her husband drove the car they had recently and proudly purchased. Instead, her recollection is filled with brutality and...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina bill limiting transgender people's bathroom choices is up for discussion Wednesday, a week after Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and state business leaders called the proposal unnecessary. People are expected to pack a Senate hearing on the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several country music artists and songwriters have condemned proposed laws that critics say discriminate against LGBT people, but anyone looking for reaction from the record labels and production companies on Nashville's Music Row has heard only the sound...
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus had a simple message for 1,500 Marines and sailors: The decision to let women compete for all military combat positions is as irreversible as earlier edicts to integrate blacks and allow gays and lesbians to openly serve. It...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it's a symbol of the Alaska city's misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors. The Cruise Lines International Association and its Alaska affiliate filed a lawsuit...
SEATTLE (AP) — Stand on any block around lunchtime near Amazon.com's downtown Seattle headquarters and there are two common sights: people walking their dogs and people buying lunch at food trucks. The scene offers a window into Seattle's infatuations with dogs (and cats), which...
HONOLULU (AP) — When Daniel Anthony spent the night sleeping in a traditional Hawaiian structure known as a "hale," the sound of rain falling on the thatched roof made him feel like he was sleeping in the forest. "This is the sound of aloha," he said, recalling the experience...