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CLEVELAND (AP) — The FBI is ramping up efforts to identify a woman in Rhode Island surveillance photos who strongly resembles a girl missing from Cleveland for nearly eight years. The FBI plans to put photos of the woman and a man spotted with her on billboards along the East...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving ties between law enforcement and communities, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday. The cities are Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Stockton, California;...
NEW YORK (AP) — One family of six was living in a homeless-shelter apartment where a dead rat festered on the floor for days. Another family had no living-room furniture and had been without electricity for days. At another family homeless shelter, a puddle of urine soiled the...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators looked into whether the recent deal to publish Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" sequel involved financial fraud, but they have closed the inquiry, a state official said Thursday. Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph Borg...
DENVER (AP) — Husband-and-wife meth users disarmed a Colorado wildlife officer and a sheriff's deputy then forced them to their knees along a desolate mountain highway before the husband was killed in a struggle, police reports released Thursday show. The man had handcuffed the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A broken elevator almost canceled part of the first photo-op of 2015 for new Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the first U.S. governor in nearly 30 years to use a wheelchair. Without the elevator, Abbott and a teenager with cerebral palsy would have been unable to get...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving ties between law enforcement and communities, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday. The cities are Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Stockton, California;...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The "violent sleepwalking" defense worked for a man who strangled his 4-year-old and tried to kill his other two children. A jury decided unanimously that Joseph Anthony Mitchell is not guilty of murder and attempted murder after an expert witness said he was...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to provide Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out a chance for a review. The review could include up to 144,000 claims and won't limit corrective action to...