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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about whether Puerto Rico should be treated as a sovereign state with powers that go beyond its status as a territory of the United States. The justices considered the question during arguments in a criminal case...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Long before Donald Trump laid waste to political correctness, there was Maine Gov. Paul LePage. For five years now, the Republican has hurled crude insults, heaped abuse on the media and offended many with his brass-knuckle tactics and off-the-cuff remarks...
NEW YORK (AP) — Employers are discovering that making it easier for workers to pay off their student loans helps to attract and keep a happy workforce. More and more companies are helping workers refinance their debts at better rates, giving employees extra cash for loan...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they're looking for video evidence on three cellphones seized from teen boys suspected in the gang rape of an 18-year-old Brooklyn woman. A police spokesman said Wednesday that investigators obtained search warrants for the phones, but he...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The gunman responsible for a deadly rampage inside a Louisiana movie theater last summer left a journal thanking the man accused of killing nine black people in a church. In a rambling, handwritten 40-page journal released by police Wednesday, John...
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The widow of a man killed in last month's mass shooting in San Bernardino has filed four claims against the county and is seeking damages totaling $58 million, according to a newspaper report. The claims were filed in late December on behalf of...
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a man who fatally shot his 14-year-old son after mistaking him for an intruder. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said Wednesday that the 72-year-old man won't be charged in the Tuesday morning...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trips to the veterinarian leave Joy so scared, she gets sick. The black Lab-mix dog shakes and shivers, her heart rate jumps, her blood pressure spikes, her temperature rises, her eyes dilate and she cowers under anything she can get beneath. After trying vet...
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The widow of a man killed in last month's mass shooting in San Bernardino has filed four claims with the county and is seeking damages totaling $58 million, according to a newspaper report. The claims were filed in late December on behalf of Renee...