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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The trial of alleged "Grim Sleeper" Lonnie Franklin Jr. headed to a close Monday after months of testimony about a serial killer who stalked women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic, then laid low for 14 years before renewing the grisly sex attacks...
DETROIT (AP) — Most of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday after the teachers union urged members to call out sick following a weekend announcement that the district wouldn't be able to pay its teachers starting this summer. District spokeswoman Michelle Zdrodowski said...
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the sick-out by teachers that's closed dozens of Detroit schools on Monday (all times local): 6:40 a.m. Detroit Public Schools says most of its schools are closed amid a sick-out by teachers following an announcement that the district is running out...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of America's largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from some who do not want to see it divided up and sold to private collectors. The University of Hartford plans to hire an auction...
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a day of sadness for Orthodox worshippers who celebrated Easter at a historic church in Manhattan on Sunday, just hours before it was destroyed in a raging fire that sent plumes of smoke billowing into the skyline. Authorities reported one minor injury in...
NEW YORK (AP) — A huge fire that sent plumes of smoke billowing into the skyline heavily damaged a historic church in New York City on Sunday. Authorities reported one minor injury in the blaze that started just before 7 p.m. at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in...
Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events: FRANCE Fearing France's worker protections are under threat, hundreds of angry youths on the sidelines of a May Day labor rally hurled stones and...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep receiving crucial federal funding after agreeing to undertake significant measures to improve the quality of care provided to patients. The Indian Health Service,...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota have agreed to undertake significant quality-of-care changes. This means the facilities on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations will keep receiving crucial federal...
Lawmakers in Jeff City are at odds concerning SJR 39 . The legilsation, submitted by Senator Bob Onder , regards...
NEW YORK (AP) — Free digital excerpts from upcoming works by Ann Patchett, Christina Baker Kline and T...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The trial of alleged "Grim Sleeper" Lonnie Franklin Jr. headed to a close Monday after months...
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says he would be willing to sell Berkshire Hathaway's big investments...
HAVANA (AP) — The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana...