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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager choked back tears Tuesday, testifying in his own defense that he felt "total fear" when the black motorist he was chasing from a traffic stop got control of his Taser and pointed it at him. Slager, 35,...
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hell-like landscape as they fled from wildfires that killed three people and destroyed hundreds of homes and a resort in the Great Smoky...
DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are going door-to-door in the Texas neighborhood of a woman who is believed to be the first person to contract the Zika virus by getting bitten by a mosquito in that state. Officials are offering to test the woman's neighbors in Brownsville, which...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks out from a presidential election result that left them deeply dejected, many liberals now say they've been roused to action in new ways, from making donations and volunteering to considering political runs themselves. Around the country, even as...
YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) — A memorial park and a hiking trail were dedicated Tuesday to 19 elite Arizona wildland firefighters who died in 2013 in a brush choked box canyon while battling one of the state's most devastating wildfires. Relatives of the Granite Mountain Hotshot...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three sisters whose track and field prowess brought them medals, TV appearances and even a magazine cover are still struggling for something that's eluded them: a home of their own. Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard and their mother still share a bed in a Brooklyn...
NEW YORK (AP) — In chillingly detailed articles in a slick online magazine, Islamic State extremists exhorted English-language readers this fall to carry out attacks with knives and vehicles. Using those very methods, Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan injured 11 people...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three sisters whose track and field prowess brought them medals, TV appearances and even a magazine cover are still struggling for something that's eluded them: a home of their own. Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard and their mother still share a bed in a Brooklyn...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state's court system, which faces huge cost overruns and doesn't have enough judges, lawyers and clerks...