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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Much of Puerto Rico was without electricity Thursday following a fire at a power plant that set off a broader outage across the island's aging utility grid, leaving most of the island's 3.5 million people without service. The vast majority of Puerto...
Some of the nation's largest for-profit colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid growing competition, new regulation and government pressure that led to the collapse this month of one of the industry's biggest players, ITT Technical Institute. The industry has...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Private wells across the Northeastern United States are drying up in the face of a punishing drought that has lasted for much of the summer. Scores of homeowners from Vermont to Connecticut with shallow wells have in the past month found them depending upon...
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have released body-camera video of an officer pepper-spraying a 15-year-old girl in a police cruiser when she refused to put her feet inside. Hagerstown Police Capt. Paul Kifer has said the white officer who arrested the mixed-race girl...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it is widening efforts to deport Haitians, a response to thousands of immigrants from the Caribbean nation who overwhelmed California border crossings with Mexico in recent months. The move announced Thursday lifts...
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The pilot who died after ejecting from a U2 spy plane that crashed in northern California was identified as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie. Eadie was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento, California. The...
CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — A Dora the Explorer-themed banner, paper plates full of fruit and a bevy of troll dolls make up the decorations at a special birthday party in Washington state. Staffers drum up excitement by letting out a series of groans, and a group of chimpanzees...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week. Starting Thursday, a new partnership with an Anchorage...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week. Starting Thursday, a new partnership with an Anchorage...