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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that the public and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. He stepped squarely into the national discussion about police...
Just weeks after being sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finds himself fighting for his political life over allegations his fiancée used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes...
SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans, a quantity much higher than previous estimates, according to a new study that tracked marine debris from its source. That's the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic...
CHICAGO (AP) — Hours after Little League International announced its stunning decision to strip a Chicago team of its national championship, the city's mayor was on the phone asking the organization to reverse a decision that he said unfairly made the young players responsible...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest high school graduation rate has reached 81 percent, the Education Department said Thursday in an analysis of the 2012-2013 school year. The rate was the highest since the department started using a new, uniform measure in 2010. Despite the progress,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. Comey used a speech at Georgetown University to offer his most...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. Comey used a speech at Georgetown University to offer his most...
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestinian territories...
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — On a crisp February night at the rim of the forest behind New Hampshire's Newport High School, Ruby Spitz perches on long, wide skis at the edge of a steep ramp, 65 feet above the ground and peering down at a snowy, brightly lit landing hill. This is a rare...