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DENVER (AP) — Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending racial disparities in enforcement. A report from the pro-legalization...
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper died in a shootout that also killed a bank robbery suspect who sheriff's officials believe fatally shot a motorist earlier in the day. The shooting occurred Tuesday evening in Fond du Lac, in eastern Wisconsin, Fond du...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jose Lantigua's family appeared to be living the American Dream. The Cuban immigrant claimed he had a heroic military career and earned numerous degrees before running a successful furniture business. He owned a Florida beachfront condo and a new home...
NEW YORK (AP) — Christie's auction house has announced it will offer a 1955 masterpiece by Pablo Picasso for an estimated $140 million. "Women of Algiers (Version O)" will hit the auction block on May 11. The vibrantly colorful work features a scantily attired female amid...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. The AAA Foundation for...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jose Lantigua's family appeared to be living the American Dream. The Cuban immigrant claimed he had a heroic military career and earned numerous degrees before running a successful furniture business. He owned a Florida beachfront condo and a new home...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was a long journey of conscience for a former Louisiana prosecutor. He went from celebrating a death sentence with rounds of drinks three decades ago to writing an anguished, open letter of apology after the convicted man was recently declared innocent and...
CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Tafoya grew up hearing Cherokee all around him — his mother, a grandmother and grandfather, aunts and an uncle all spoke the language that now is teetering on the edge of extinction. Yet his mother purposely didn't teach him. "She told us she had a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. The AAA Foundation for...