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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — West Coast style weather is striking the Northeastern U.S. Heat and drought-like conditions are posing serious concerns for farmers and prompting water use restrictions and bans in some towns. The dry spell is hitting the region from Maine to Pennsylvania...
Efforts to restore or expand oyster colonies are underway around the coastal U.S. A look at some of them: ____ ALABAMA: 1,100 acres of oyster reefs created from 2009-14; additional work ongoing. CALIFORNIA: Restoration programs in San Francisco and Richardson bays, among others...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in today's national debates about police violence. The March Against...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in Virginia that left three people injured early Sunday (all times local): Richmond police are reportedly seeking a suspect they say shot three people near the Virginia Commonwealth University campus on Sunday. WTVR-TV reports ( http...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As thousands of delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, it's not just politics they have to contend with — it's also the hot and sticky weather. The heat wave that descended on the city is expected show no mercy on Sunday with...
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A wildfire burning in the mountainous Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles has grown to more than 17 square miles. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says the fire is...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral for a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain shot to death on duty. Kansas City, Kansas, police Capt. Robert Melton was fatally shot Tuesday by a suspect fleeing law enforcement. A 20-year-old man, Jamaal Lewis...
NEW YORK (AP) — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman...