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WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday — but only in some states. A federal court ruling Thursday, hours before the rules were to go into effect, blocked the regulations in 13 states. Those states had sued...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till. They're also trying to continue the legacy of...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo...
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years. The second man to walk on the moon took part in a signing ceremony Thursday at the university, less than an hour's drive from...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on. WDBJ-TV's "Mornin'" show opened with images of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward,...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waters. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the Obama administration...
NEW YORK (AP) — It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday. The ruling, which came from a case...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday. The strong water conservation figures show California residents are beginning to understand the dire need to...
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman who gave birth to conjoined twins in Colorado told a TV station Thursday that one of her daughters has survived. Amber McCullough delivered the twin girls by cesarean section on Wednesday, KARE-TV in Minneapolis reported ( http://kare11.tv/1IkwlUB...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, named...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church...
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for...
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who has been charged by...
ZUWARA, Libya (AP) — An Associated Press photographer at the scene of the latest migrant disaster says authorities...