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Police say they're investigating a home robbery in the neighborhood where Atlanta's mayor lives

Georgia's Republican governor rejected the two top priorities of a legislature controlled by his own party this year, defying election year politics in a deep-red state

Federal prosecutors say a man convicted for operating what they call an extensive sex trafficking enterprise has been sentenced to life in prison

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A vigil has been held for a New Jersey Institute of Technology student shot to death during a burglary at a fraternity house near the school

Abduction, murder of 11-year-old girl leaves Navajo community heartbroken

The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a person no longer needs to pay alimony to a former spouse if the payee is in a relationship with a member of the same sex

A spindly pine tree standing all alone in a tiny backyard became an official landmark Tuesday in San Francisco, a city that boasts such picturesque sights as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf

Detroit teachers who had closed city schools for two days by calling out sick say they will return to the classroom Wednesday after being assured by the district's manager that they would continue to be paid

Authorities say a five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department is suspected of sexually assaulting a girl on a nearly weekly basis for about four years

Investigators say an Army vehicle took the wrong road in the dark and was trying to make a U-turn when it tumbled 250 feet off a cliff at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier and injuring five

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New York's governor says former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 12-year prison sentence in a $5 million corruption case sends a message that officials who abuse the public's trust will be held accountable

A Massachusetts college student is launching a new line of dolls intended for boys of color

When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary

The FBI says a man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant officials believe contained mice poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores

Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags

Authorities say they won't charge a police cadet who accidentally shot and wounded another recruit at an Ohio firing range last month

The cousin of an 11-year-old girl who was abducted on the Navajo Nation and found dead says she was a kind, smart girl who loved music and played the xylophone

The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq has been identified as Charlie Keating IV, the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in savings and loan scandal

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A pig attacked and seriously injured a man at a Massachusetts farm hours after the animal attacked a woman

FBI says authorities have arrested a man in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwestern New Mexico.

An Alaska town's first liquor store in more than 40 years has opened, and the police chief there worries he won't have enough officers to handle an expected spike in alcohol-related calls

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees says he hopes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls can start the next school term in August

A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people

Maryland State Police say an armed man wanted on robbery and kidnapping charges in North Carolina fatally shot himself without warning after officers found him at a Baltimore home

Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, says it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry

Officials say three people are dead after a small plane broke up mid-flight, scattering debris across a residential Long Island neighborhood

A Kansas woman who took her children to sing during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year says authorities removed seven of her children from her home and arrested her for assaulting an officer

Investigators say a fitness instructor found dead at a North Texas church had multiple puncture wounds to her head and chest when her body was found

The newly-appointed head of the U.N. environment agency wants to change the organization to relate more to the average person

A prosecutor ridiculed the defense of the Los Angeles man charged in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings as deceptive and based on imaginary evidence of a "mystery" murderer

Officials say residents of drought-stricken California in March doubled the amount of water they saved from the month before by turning off their sprinklers when the rain fell

Wilmington police say they've completed criminal and internal investigations into the fatal police shooting of a man in a wheelchair

An Illinois woman has been declared brain dead after being shot during an apparently random drive-by shooting along a Wisconsin interstate

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage of using blackmail to force a charter school operator to rescind a job offer to a political foe

Boston Duck Tours says the driver of the amphibious sightseeing vehicle that collided with a scooter in Boston, killing a woman, had an "exemplary record" during his six years with the company

Georgia's Republican governor has rejected legislation permitting people to carry weapons inside churches without penalty

An Associated Press investigation has found 185 instances since 2013 in which patients at Washington state's largest mental hospital escaped or walked away

CSX Transportation and Maryland Transit Administration officials say they expect freight to begin moving again through the site of a weekend derailment in Washington by Wednesday morning

Detroit educators say they will return to classrooms after two straight days of mass sick-outs over pay

A Louisiana university says all 220 chimpanzees at its research lab in New Iberia will be moving to a new sanctuary in north Georgia, in what appears to be a first for a non-federal lab

Six of eight Ohio family members shot to death in what authorities say was a planned massacre have been laid to rest at a hillside cemetery

Authorities say carbon monoxide poisoning apparently caused the death of a 9-year-old boy and seriously injured his 10-year-old sister in New Jersey

Officials say an Illinois woman shot in a drive-by shooting on a Wisconsin interstate has been declared brain dead and is only being kept on life support to preserve her organs for donation

A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas prison inmate's right to a beard and skullcap as required by his religious beliefs

One of the nation's largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border has received a temporary residential child-care license

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 12-year prison sentence in a corruption case shows that officials who abuse the public's trust will be held accountable

A Roman Catholic religious order is selling its suburban Philadelphia estate and moving the tomb of the second American-born saint

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A Justice Department lawyer has told prospective jurors that an anti-abortion activist intended to intimidate a Wichita doctor when she sent a letter saying someone might place an explosive under her car

A county prosecutor in Virginia says she won't seek criminal charges against police officers who used stun guns multiple times on a black man before his death

When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced death threats

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is the latest in a long line of New York state lawmakers to be sentenced on corruption convictions

Police say a man fatally shot his estranged girlfriend and two others he knew before turning the gun on himself in Florida

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell used a Montana backdrop to urge Congress to permanently reauthorize a key funding source for the country's parks and recreation system

A sheriff in South Carolina is praising his officers not immediately firing on a man who pointed a gun at them because there were other people around in the busy retail area of Greenville County

Authorities say a father of three was killed when he tried to help a woman who had been shot by her husband outside the Dallas-area store where she works

A Hawaii mother must spend a month in jail and three months under home confinement for assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska

Police are trying to identify the body of a man who washed ashore in New York City with his arms tied around his back and his feet submerged in concrete

A Virginia school board has asked the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a panel's ruling that a transgender teen must be allowed to use the boys' restroom at school

Deputies say a 9-year-old girl is recovering after being hit by a bullet during a drive-by shooting outside the Orlando home where she was staying with friends

Authorities say a Russian man has died at a San Diego immigration detention center

Attorneys for a white former North Charleston police officer charged in the shooting death of a black motorist are opposing a bid to reschedule murder trial set for October

Federal investigators say poor maintenance and ineffective inspection practices led to a fire that caused a Washington subway train to fill with smoke, killing one passenger

An investigation into New York City's child welfare agency says it failed to protect two children who died and a third who was starved by his parents and nearly died in 2014

University of Tulsa trustees will soon discuss whether to rename the law school because of one founder's ties to the Ku Klux Klan

More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there -- and a watchdog group says a less-vulnerable storage space is needed

Georgia's governor has signed a bill inspired by former President Jimmy Carter's cancer treatment

A woman who was charged with abandoning her baby in a Manhattan subway station in 2014 has been found dead in the Mississippi River in St. Louis

The attorney for a California medical marijuana dispensary billed as the nation's largest says federal prosecutors are stopping a nearly four-year effort to seize the dispensary's property

Authorities say a Los Angeles man is suspected of stabbing his pregnant live-in girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter in their home, killing the little girl and critically wounding her mother

Members of the union representing nearly 30,000 California State University teachers have overwhelmingly approved a tentative three-year contract granting raises of 10.5 percent

The Tampa Tribune has a long and storied 123-year history in Florida

Newly released police reports show a Colorado corrections officer who killed a man during a shootout at a Denver motorcycle show told investigators he fired the first shot because he was being punched and cornered

The nation's third-largest school district has released guidelines allowing students access to bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity, not their birth certificates

A federal judge has disqualified himself from handling a lawsuit over Flint's lead-tainted water because he worked in the city for four months and drank the water

Military police from South Carolina are on tap to join U.S. forces operating the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba

The bodies of two men have been found on the campgrounds of Talladega Superspeedway

Federal investigators have found that a fire that killed a Washington subway passenger last year was caused by the Metro system's "ineffective inspection and maintenance practices."

Many of the nation's largest police forces are expanding the use of body cameras after months of small-scale testing

Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler says a man suspected in the slayings of three people in Florida has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the Huntsman family illustrates an emerging trend in a struggling industry: newspaper purchases by millionaires

The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits as it struggles to hire enough officers

Federal officials say they are investigating whether any laws were violated when a North Carolina sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man as he sat on the porch of his home in November

A Florida nursing home is under investigation after police say a 65-year-old man who was left in the sun died after suffering second-degree burns and symptoms of dehydration

A police officer in South Carolina had a gun pointed at him but did not fire on the suspect because there were people behind the gunman

A University of Georgia student who survived a crash that killed four of her friends remains in critical condition, a Georgia sheriff said

One of the two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to appease a fictional horror character called Slender Man is appealing a judge's decision that keeps her in a secure facility

State officials say they were unable to complete a thorough investigation into the death of a mentally ill Virginia inmate accused of stealing snack food because they didn't have enough authority to access certain records and interview key employees

Nearly all Detroit public schools are closed again as mass teacher sick-outs over pay roll into a second day

A Connecticut rabbi is being sued on allegations he raped and molested a teenage boy hundreds of times when the boy was a student at a Jewish board school in New Haven from 2001 to 2005

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding that all parties to conflicts protect medical personnel, hospitals and medical facilities against violence and attacks _ and face justice if they don't

Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit's claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman's fatal beating by police

The first new hotel in more than 50 years is set to open in Asbury Park at the end of May

Authorities say a man attacked a bus driver, stole the bus, then struck and killed a pedestrian after the bus jumped a curb at a gas station in northeast Washington

Connecticut rabbi denies allegations in lawsuit that he raped and molested a teenager hundreds of times when the boy was a student at a Jewish board school in New Haven from 2001 to 2005

The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel have been indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges