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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two buses bringing children home from school collided on a Tennessee highway Tuesday afternoon, killing two students and an adult and injuring another 23 people. Police did not immediately say what caused the crash that sent one of the buses onto its side...
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A Maine court has awarded the family of a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom. Nicole Maines won her lawsuit against the Orono school...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A recent hammer attack that killed a 32-year-old immigrant has members of St. Louis' sizable Bosnian community embracing some of the same tactics as Ferguson protesters — albeit in hopes of attracting a stronger police presence rather than opposing it. Hundreds...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's minimum-wage workers will earn $13 an hour by 2019 under a plan the City Council approved overwhelmingly on Tuesday. Pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the change makes the nation's third-largest city the latest to raise its rate. Still, opponents worry about...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Year-end holidays beckoning, House Republicans struggled Tuesday to coalesce behind a plan that avoids a government shutdown next week and simultaneously challenges President Barack Obama's decision to spare millions of immigrants from deportation. A separate...
ATLANTA (AP) — A pet Siberian lynx attacked a woman who was feeding it in an affluent Atlanta neighborhood Tuesday, landing her in the hospital with injuries to her head, police said. The owners of the animal, which can weigh up to 90 pounds, were out of town and made...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than $380 million in government dollars left over from a federal discrimination settlement with American Indians is in limbo amid disagreements over how the money should be spent. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Tuesday reviewed a proposal...
DETROIT (AP) — At least five automakers are teaming up to determine what is causing a problem with air bags used in their vehicles and how many cars to recall because of it. Inflators used in certain air bags made by the Japanese supplier Takata Corp. can explode with too much...
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit officials say power is gradually being restored to government buildings, schools and other facilities after a major cable failure caused parts of the city to go dark. Local officials say electricity had been restored to about a third of the customers...