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VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Make no mistake, these women kick ax. Their T-shirts even say so. They fling their throwing axes 20 feet into bull's-eyes and race to obliterate pieces of wood with cutting axes, long saws and chain saws — all while in lipstick, polished nails and tight-...
NEW YORK (AP) — As an undercover detective in New York, Wojciech Braszczok's job was to investigate members of Occupy Wall Street. Going by the name "Al," he hung around the group, blended in and was even arrested as a protester. He didn't carry a gun or a badge or...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert Sunday night at MetLife Stadium had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside — some without tickets — and they later used tear gas to...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well underway, with a new, paid streaming-...
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A suburban Dallas police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video showed him pushing a 14-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground outside a pool and pointing his gun at other teens. McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said at a news...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A runaway slave who joined the Union Army during the Civil War and lost a leg after being wounded in battle finally received recognition Sunday, nearly 100 years after he died in Nevada. Nevada historians say they decided to hold a military funeral for Pvt...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments. The News Tribune newspaper of Tacoma ( http://is.gd/T5zorA ) used the Freedom of Information Act to...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Several hundred bikers protested Sunday outside a courthouse in Waco over the continued jailing of more than 100 bikers, friends and family members three weeks after a deadly shootout at a restaurant. Bikers proclaimed their constitutional rights and held...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer public college presidents hit the $1 million mark in earnings in 2014 compared with the previous year, according to a new survey. The Chronicle of Higher Education study found that two college presidents at public universities received more than $1...