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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Legislature voted Thursday to end the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, agreeing to scrap the policy by a veto-proof margin even as the state's new Republican governor...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. The company recalled all its products last month after listeria was discovered in some...
BALTIMORE (AP) — All six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray were indicted by a grand jury, a prosecutor said Thursday. The indictments were very similar to the charges Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced about three weeks ago. The most...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city. The officer reported that he was being assaulted with a...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court has delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California hours after a state panel recommended she be paroled. The pair of decisions Thursday makes it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael...
DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements. The decision to reduce testing time by about 90 minutes...
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Cleanup is underway after an oil spill spanning 9 miles of California coastline, with crews in protective suits working hard to rake, shovel and vacuum up the sticky black goo. Up to 105,000 gallons leaked from the ruptured pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South. A new report found the South was home to three-quarters of the U.S. counties with the highest prevalence of severe vision loss. The South also has higher rates of poverty, diabetes and...
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Police have surrounded a home looking for the ex-boyfriend of a woman who was found dead on Thursday, along with her teenage son, less than a month after the man was charged for allegedly holding her captive in a wooden box for months in western Missouri...