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Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them — but they've also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds. Nearly everywhere, in red states and blue, abortions are down since 2010. Explanations vary...
NEW YORK (AP) — They're accused of showing up unexpectedly, calling again and again, following their targets to work and even approaching their relatives. They aren't bill collectors or bounty hunters but a curious feature of New York's superheated housing market: "tenant...
NEW YORK (AP) — They're accused of showing up unexpectedly, calling again and again, following their targets to work and even approaching their relatives. They aren't bill collectors or bounty hunters but a curious feature of New York City's superheated housing market. They're "...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians voted last fall to reduce penalties for certain crimes, a decision that abruptly lowered jail populations and promised more money for jail alternative programs starting next year. But the state is now poised to spend $500 million for new...
10:15 a.m. EDT The brother of a man killed by one of two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison says the prison break has turned his world "upside-down all over again." Steven Tarsia tells The Associated Press he couldn't believe it when he found out David Sweat...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The National Park Service is beginning to excavate the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and researchers believe it could help broaden our understanding of how the region's climate has changed over thousands of years. A park...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — After tens of thousands of migrant families, most from Central America, crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last summer, the government poured millions of dollars into two large detention centers meant to hold women and children — and keep more from coming. But...
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted murders used power tools to cut through steel and shimmied through a steam pipe to escape from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border, leaving behind a taunting note urging authorities to "Have a nice day." The elaborate escape...
PARIS (AP) — He learned warfare in an al-Qaida training camp, did time at Guantanamo and more time in a French prison. With such a resume, Mourad Benchellali may seem an unlikely youth counsellor — but he is telling his story to young Europeans, warning them against the lure of...