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NEW YORK (AP) — Rashana Jackman isn't old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influential stands on neighborhood issues. At 17, the Brooklyn high school junior is considering applying to serve on her community board...
SEATTLE (AP) — The grand jury that declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was focused on whether he might have acted in self-defense when he shot and killed unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown. But the case raises another question: Could Wilson have avoided...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. As Small...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. As Small...
LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — A surgeon who died of Ebola after treating patients in his native Sierra Leone will be remembered in the suburbs of Washington, where his family lives. Forty-four-year-old Dr. Martin Salia (SAH'-lee-uh) died earlier this month at the University of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 each Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible might happen. "What if...
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied, in part because many Americans took advantage of stores' earlier opening...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say corn was in the stomachs of two dozen crows and it was likely tainted, causing their deaths in downtown Portland this week. The Oregonian reports ( http://bit.ly/1CpZEbu ) that the birds were likely poisoned intentionally, although tests on...
NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off New York City residents have paid $100 each for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church. The Rev. Edward Sunderland says he hopes Friday's unusual mealtime coupling of haves and have-nots at St. Bartholomew's...