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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Video released by investigators that shows an undercover sheriff's deputy allegedly buying drugs from a man later killed by a volunteer officer amounts to "character assassination," a civil rights advocate said Wednesday. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Slight and slender at just 5-feet 8-inches and 145 pounds, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was a warm, funny, generous figure in Baltimore's predominantly poor and African American Sandtown community, his friends and relatives said. The young man who died of traumatic...
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury on Wednesday found a longtime state lawmaker not guilty of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, an unusual case that centered on when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting to sex. After about 13 hours of...
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — A SkyWest airlines flight to Connecticut was diverted, descended steeply and made an emergency landing in New York on Wednesday after a passenger lost consciousness. The flight, carrying 75 passengers, departed from O'Hare International Airport in...
NEW YORK (AP) — A clean-water advocate took an Earth Day swim Wednesday in New York City's polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. "I'm going in!" yelled Christopher Swain, 47, wearing a yellow-and-black protective suit and a green swim cap as he crossed a railing into...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev peered into the security camera in the corner of his jail cell, fussed with his hair while looking in the reflective glass, flashed a two-digit salute like a teenager taking a selfie and then defiantly put up his middle...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at risk. Dr. Alicia Fry, an influenza...
ELLABELLE, Ga. (AP) — Five women killed early Wednesday in a fiery interstate crash in southeast Georgia were all nursing students headed to a Savannah hospital. St. Joseph's/ Candler Health System said all five were Georgia residents commuting to St. Joseph's Hospital for their...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 143 million people in the Lower 48 states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That's because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the U.S...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided elimination from the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided elimination from the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to enter a plea to the latest...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The personal flight logs of the co-pilot of the U.S. B-29 Superfortress that dropped the world...