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DENTON, Texas (AP) — Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer fields. The business district is getting a makeover, and the airport is bustling, too. For more than a decade, Denton has drawn its lifeblood...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest has given away most of his $1.2 billion fortune, but he believes his earlier gifts will "pale in comparison" to his work to enrich Philadelphia's largest newspapers. Lenfest, 84, became the sole owner of The Philadelphia...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google has given The Associated Press an early look at how it's trying to change the gender disparity in its own workforce, and in the pipeline of potential workers, by launching a campaign Thursday called "Made with Code." A website features female...
TENINO, Wash. (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks plant in Washington state fatally injured a 75-year-old man Wednesday morning and also injured two other employees, a Thurston County sheriff's officer said. The oldest man died while awaiting an airlift to a regional trauma...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an officer has been accused of cutting the throat of a dog that had already been subdued after it was reported to have bitten a woman. Police told a news conference Wednesday that the dog later died from the injury. The animal was initially...
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed a man who fatally stabbed his wife and her young son in 1985. It is the third U.S. execution in less than 24 hours since a botched April lethal injection in Oklahoma. The governor's office says John Ruthell Henry was pronounced dead at 7:...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A white bus driver's story that a religious book in his shirt pocket blocked bullets as he was attacked by three black men isn't supported by evidence and testing, Dayton police said Wednesday as they closed the case, which had been investigated as a possible...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Customs and Border Protection officials gave tours Wednesday of Border Patrol facilities in Texas and Arizona that hold thousands of immigrant children waiting to be transferred to shelters across the country. The unaccompanied minors were caught...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and then was buried for decades in glacier ice have been identified, military officials said Wednesday. The Department of...