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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon began easing into an era of legal marijuana Wednesday after an early morning pot celebration at the center of Portland. A few thousand people jammed a sidewalk and bike lane on the Burnside Bridge at midnight Tuesday and counted down the moments...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After more than six years of letters, appeals and finally a change in federal law, an Arkansas soldier who was killed and another who was wounded in a 2009 shooting outside of a Little Rock Army-Navy recruiting center were awarded Purple Hearts on...
NEW YORK (AP) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. Anderson is the mastermind of the National Day Calendar, an online compendium of pseudo-holidays that has become a resource...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace. They charged her with felony lynching. No one...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A document obtained by The Associated Press shows the Justice Department is investigating whether airlines are colluding to grow at a slower pace as part of an effort to keep airfares high. The government has requested information from airlines as part of the...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to unveil a comprehensive plan explaining how the nation's third-largest school district will move forward after paying a $634 million pension bill this week that district officials said it couldn't afford. City officials say...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot." The White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing ban on tourists taking photos or using social media during public tours of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line. In the two...
NEW YORK (AP) — Abigail Spencer remembers being about to shoot a scene for last season's "Rectify." It was set in...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in May by the largest amount in three months, while a key category...
NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke says the deposition for the "Blurred Lines" case took a backseat to his crumbling...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker say the Republican is entering the crowded Republican...
WASHINGTON (AP) — 9:50 a.m. An official says that authorities at the Washington Navy Yard have found no evidence...