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MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says searchers have spotted a "debris field" of items belonging to a family last seen in a 29-foot sailboat off Florida's southwest coast. Capt. Gregory Case said Wednesday that items floating in the Gulf of Mexico include a tarp, water jugs,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic and Republican views of the opposing political party have sunk to such lows that many say their rivals make them feel afraid, a major public opinion poll released Wednesday found. Though party-line division is nearly as old as the republic and polls...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two men and a woman from Pennsylvania stopped while driving with a cache of weapons and apparently on their way to try to help a teenage girl involved with drugs in New York are set to make their initial court appearances Wednesday afternoon. John Cramsey, 50, of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets. With...
FLINT, Michigan (AP) — Michigan's attorney general filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against two water engineering companies, saying they caused and exacerbated Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and demanding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Attorney General Bill...
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...
CHICAGO (AP) — Powerful storms could bring hurricane-force winds, tornadoes and baseball-sized hail to parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, including the Chicago area. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says areas around Chicago could see "explosive" storm...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years while hailing a rare moment of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. Lawmakers from both parties planned to join Obama on Wednesday for the ceremony, along...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that federal regulators lack the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing, dealing another setback to the Obama administration's efforts to tighten how fossil fuels are mined. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said the Bureau...