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WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it another form of March Madness: Not flying basketballs, but flying manhole covers. Scientific literature traces manhole explosions back nearly a century, but a series of such incidents in Indianapolis, host of the NCAA basketball championships, has...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 9,000 Maine residents have been removed from the state's food stamp program since Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration began enforcing work and volunteer requirements late last year, officials said. The number of people that have been...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker. Authorities accused Hummelstown...
RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — America's railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $15 billion. But experts tell The Associated Press that it won't keep trains and trucks from crashing together unless both industries use a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters. It's also unlikely to ever happen, no matter how easy folks such as Sen. Ted Cruz like to...
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say they visited property last year where millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst once lived while investigating the 1971 disappearance of an 18-year-old college student. Middlebury police say Durst owned and operated All Good Things, a...
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police have arrested the mother of a boy and girl whose bodies were found in a freezer in the family's home. Police say court officers found the children's bodies in a freezer Tuesday while carrying out an eviction order for the home in the apartment...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who led a Kansas commune that collected millions of dollars in life insurance payouts from dead members was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the drowning death of one of them 12 years ago. Daniel Perez, 55, stared straight ahead and showed no...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A video journalist arrested while covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after Michael Brown was fatally shot last summer plans to fight the charges at trial. St. Louis-based videographer Mary Moore said she wants her reputation, and her criminal record...