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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court forced the state Friday to find another way to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling lawmakers "overstepped" by enacting a law that slashed retirement benefits to confront a massive budget deficit...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man walked into an Omaha jail and told staffers that he was involved in his mother's death, police said Friday as officers searched a river and its banks for the woman's missing 5-year-old son. Roberto Martinez-Marinero, 25, was arrested late Thursday after...
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — When spring arrives in Oklahoma and conditions are right for tornadoes, David Wheeler and his family don't take any chances. Two years ago, a top-of-the-scale twister tore a miles-long path through this Oklahoma City suburb and turned Wheeler's son's school...
3:50 p.m. The father of a 6-year-old New York City boy who went missing in 1979 says he is convinced the man on trial killed his son. Stan Patz (payts) is the father of Etan (AY'-than) Patz. He spoke Friday after a judge declared a mistrial in the case against Pedro Hernandez...
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas veterinarian has kept a dog from going out with a bang after the animal ate 23 live rifle rounds. Benno, the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had surgery last week to remove the .308 caliber ammunition from his stomach, The Baxter Bulletin (...
SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of police from around the country came together at a slain New York City officer's funeral on Friday, mixing grief with calls for respect at a time when law enforcement is being deeply scrutinized. Busloads of officers arrived from as far as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Friday reported a net loss of $1.5 billion during the first three months of this year, noting that while more people are using its shipping and package services, it's costly to do and revenues from other products have declined. The...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the sabotage convictions of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow peace activists who broke into a facility storing much of this country's bomb-grade uranium and painted slogans and splashed blood on the walls. In a 2-1 opinion...
SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — 12:50 p.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a 25-year-old police officer shot to death on the job was "a young man, but a very great man." De Blasio says Officer Brian Moore represented the best of New York City and his bravery was matched by his...