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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department bomb squad was called in after police say someone threw a suspicious object at a patrol car. Officials say someone in another vehicle threw the object at the patrol car at a busy midtown Manhattan intersection around midnight...
LEBANON, Conn. (AP) — The mile-long Lebanon, Connecticut, town green seems little changed from the days when French troops camped there during the Revolutionary War. It is hayed each year by local farmers and, in the winter, the town turns part of it into an ice skating rink...
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to appear in court with new lawyers to defend him in the 2012 slayings of two men outside a Boston nightclub. The former tight end is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has never been far from the action during the Republican convention, taking charge when a flag-burning turned into a melee, stepping in when demonstrators nearly came to blows and joining bicycle officers on patrol. "I don'...
BOSTON (AP) — Two Iowa men accused of bringing guns and ammunition to Boston after allegedly making online threats against the Pokemon World Championships are expected to change their not guilty pleas. James Stumbo, of Boone, and Kevin Norton, of Ames, are scheduled to appear in...
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday urged the State Department to give a gender neutral passport to a Colorado Navy veteran who does not identify being male or female in a case that's the first of its kind in the United States. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson also...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must be weakened before the November elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, following claims that at least a half-million registered voters could have struggled to cast...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention. It was the most turbulent protest since the four-day convention began on Monday. The chaos briefly prevented delegates...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After police killed a man outside a convenience store and protesters filled the streets, the first black mayor of the Louisiana capital seemed to be conspicuously missing. Kip Holden's absence was so glaring that demonstrators called for his resignation...