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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Grant grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland, but also visited his stepfather's family in Hampton, Virginia, and spent summers with his Jamaican grandmother in Philadelphia. Those experiences helped shape the palate of the executive chef of the Sweet Home...
In the U.S., states have wide discretion when it comes to crafting election laws. The result has been a patchwork of rules that often can be confusing to voters. Questions and answers about various election laws and how they affect voters: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER? Voter...
ATLANTA (AP) — With more than 120 million Americans expected to cast ballots for president this fall, the nation's voting process seems more convoluted than ever and rife with potential for confusion come Election Day. Voting rules vary widely by state and sometimes by county,...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they "hate white people." U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, whose district includes parts of Charlotte and its suburbs, was asked by an...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Most Puerto Ricans faced another night of darkness Thursday as crews slowly restored electricity a day after a fire at a power plant caused the aging utility grid to fail and blacked out the entire island of 3.5 million people. Nearly 370,000 of the...
MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — A black man died three days after he called police to his suburban Baltimore home during an outburst of strange behavior and was punched in the face and held to the ground by officers, police and relatives said. Tawon Boyd, 21, died Wednesday after...
A white Oklahoma police officer was charged with manslaughter Thursday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle had broken down in the middle of the street. Prosecutors say Betty Shelby "reacted unreasonably" when she opened fire on Terence Crutcher. The...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On the southern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea. North of the nearly empty marina, salt-loving bacteria thriving in the low water has turned the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton fielded oddball questions on power ties, pant suits and the Scott Baio vote on the online comedy program, "Between Two Ferns." The interview with comedian Zack Galifianakis appeared on the Funny or Die website Thursday. Among Galifianakis'...