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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under legislation passed unanimously Wednesday by the state Senate, where backers touted the measures as necessary to keep the U.S. auto industry's...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There have always been homeless people in Portland, but last summer Michelle Cardinal noticed a change outside her office doors. Almost overnight, it seemed, tents popped up in the park that runs like a green carpet past the offices of her national...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made climate change about doubled the chances for the type of heavy downpours that caused devastating Louisiana floods last month, a new federal study finds. Using two different sets of measurements and computer model runs simulating thousands of years,...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When riots erupted two years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, some of the tension in the black community was blamed on the city's use of court fines and fees that burdened many low-income people with debts they could not pay. Since then, Missouri has reduced the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is venturing into the world of "content creation" with stories it says will help balance the "cynicism" fueling media coverage of the presidential election. The coffee chain, known for chiming in on social issues, says it's aiming for the quality level...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 70-year-old man accused of robbing a bank in Kansas told investigators he would rather be imprisoned than live with his wife. Court documents say Lawrence John Ripple gave a note to a bank teller in Kansas City on Friday, demanding cash and warning he...
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is venturing into the world of "content creation" with stories it says will help balance the "cynicism" fueling media coverage of the presidential election. The coffee chain, which is known for chiming in on social issues, says it's positioned to give...
After watching more than 2,750 sunrises from above the Earth, three crew members of the International Space Station returned to the planet for a sparkling sunrise Wednesday. A record-setting American astronaut and his two Russian colleagues felt the sun beat down on them on a...
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say they will charge Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein who is accused of spray-painting construction equipment during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said Tuesday...