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WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Taylor Swift has a home in this seaside community. But even one of the world's most famous women wouldn't be able to join the Westerly Yacht Club, which bestows full membership only on men. A vote to change the policy at the nearly century-old club in the...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans still want to own homes — if they can afford to. That's the finding of a report being released Wednesday by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. The pressures of student debt, rising rents and the leftover wreckage from the nearly...
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-energy Hungarian herding dog is the latest new breed headed to the Westminster Kennel Club and many other U.S. dog shows. The American Kennel Club is announcing Wednesday that it is recognizing the pumi, the 190th breed to join the roster of the nation's...
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Department of Homeland Security employee with top-secret clearance was planning an attack at the agency's Washington headquarters when he entered the building with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge gave himself until Thursday to decide the fate of an officer in whose van the neck of a young black arrestee was somehow broken. It could take much longer to repair the tense and uneasy relationship between Baltimore's prosecutors and police, now that...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's governor signed a $617 million bailout and restructuring plan for Detroit's public schools on Tuesday, two years after the state committed money to help end the city's bankruptcy. The debt-ridden Detroit Public Schools has been managed by the...
LONDON, Ohio (AP) — More than two dozen investigators are focused on solving the slayings of eight relatives who were found shot in southern Ohio two months ago, officials overseeing the top-priority investigation said Tuesday. In terms of the manpower and resources devoted to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to rescue sick worker from U.S. science station at South Pole (all times EDT): 5:45 p.m. Federal officials say a rescue plane has landed at the South Pole to evacuate a sick worker from a remote U.S. science station. The small plane made...