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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone Tuesday as officials mark the start of work on the nation's first bullet train, which is designed to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was underway for at least two suspects, authorities said. The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx with non-life...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court was urged Monday to require medical examiners to inform families when they return autopsied bodies without certain organs. The case involves a New York City couple who buried their 17-year-old son after a 2005 car crash not knowing...
NEW YORK (AP) — A flashy attorney who once represented the family of a man killed in a police chokehold won't face criminal charges after being accused of rape, prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutors decided no charges were warranted against Sanford Rubenstein, who denied the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A 30-year-old man shot his hedge fund founder father to death inside his Manhattan apartment after the two argued over the son's allowance, police said Monday. Thomas Gilbert Jr. was arrested on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is taking a novel approach to marijuana education — not telling people to avoid the drug, just to use it safely. State health officials announced a new $5.7 million campaign Monday. The ads are different from previous pot-education efforts because they don...
NEW YORK (AP) — It was "disrespectful" for some New York Police Department officers to turn their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday at a news conference with his police commissioner. The act of protest were hurtful...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America and a New York political force until a series of scandals dubbed the "Bess Mess" forced her into obscurity, has died. She was 90. Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica, California, according to the Los...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels being available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching sports has been the Holy Grail. Until now — Dish Network Corp. on Monday...