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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A detention hearing is set to be held in federal court in St. Paul for four of the six Minnesotans who are accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The hearing starts at 9 a.m. Thursday. The remaining two defendants will...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Video released by investigators that shows an undercover sheriff's deputy allegedly buying drugs from a man later killed by a volunteer officer amounts to "character assassination," a civil rights advocate said Wednesday. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office...
NEW YORK (AP) — A clean-water advocate took an Earth Day swim Wednesday in New York City's polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. "I'm going in!" yelled Christopher Swain, 47, wearing a yellow-and-black protective suit and a green swim cap as he crossed a railing into...
FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — A healthy sea lion pup that was returned to the sea by deputies after waddling a quarter-mile onshore seemed to be staying in the waves on Wednesday — at least for now, officers said. "There's no reports of him running down the street or anything,"...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender. The deputy who answered thought it was a prank. It wasn't. Moore escaped from police custody three times during the 1970s and...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An associate dean of students at the University of Virginia says a discredited Rolling Stone article caused her professional and personal harm by portraying her as insensitive and unresponsive to an alleged victim of a gang rape. Nicole Eramo said in an open...
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — A jury found a longtime Iowa state lawmaker not guilty of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, in an unusual case that centered on when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting to sex. After about 13 hours of deliberation over...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 143 million people in the Lower 48 states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That's because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the U.S...
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — A longtime Iowa state lawmaker was acquitted Wednesday of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, in a case that centered on questions about when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting to sex. After about 13 hours of deliberation,...