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Authorities have identified two children killed in an explosion and fire at a Maryland apartment complex

Authorities say they've arrested a driver who refused to deliver $121,000 worth of Amazon items because he said he was never paid

A national liquor retailer is taking Connecticut to court over the state's minimum pricing rules for certain alcoholic beverages

A man who took a woman bowling after meeting through an online dating site was fatally shot when she returned to his home with three other men and a gun

Doctors say a South Florida boy has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba that kills most people, aided in part because a hard-to-get drug to fight the infection is made by a company in Orlando where he was hospitalized

A South Carolina mother has been charged with killing her infant son by putting him in the refrigerator for several hours

Federal regulators are proposing a ban on swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has approved more than $107 million in disaster relief grants for victims of the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana

California's latest carbon auction has brought more bad news for Gov. Jerry Brown's landmark programs fighting climate change

Radio transmissions show Florida sheriff's deputies were confronted with a chaotic scene as they tried to subdue a 19-year-old Florida college student as he allegedly killed a couple at random outside their home and mauled the dead man's face

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that graduate students who assist in teaching and research at private universities are employees and have a right to union representation

Federal regulators say a proposed ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins is intended to keep people a safe distance from the animals

A homeless woman who has been trying to prove Social Security owes her more than $100,000 is finally getting her payout

A federal appeals court in Denver will decide whether Kansas can keep thousands of people who haven't presented documents proving they're citizens from voting in November's election

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging caution about jumping to conclusions in the shooting death of a deaf driver by a trooper after the man didn't stop for the officer's blue lights

An independent police monitor says the NYPD has failed to follow rules governing surveillance

A New Jersey waterpark visitor who was partially paralyzed in an accident has had his lawsuit reinstated

North Korea warns that joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States are pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula "to the brink of a war" and asks for urgent meeting of UN Security Council

The founder of Burt's Bees who wants to build a new national park in Maine has now gifted 87,000 acres of her land to the U.S. government

Former Biloxi Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, has died at age 93

United Nations' World Food Program warns that the number of people in need of food assistance in northeast Nigeria has risen to 4.5 million _ nearly twice as many as in March

Radio transmissions show Florida sheriff's deputies were confronted with a chaotic scene as they tried to subdue a 19-year-old Florida college student as he allegedly killed a couple at random outside their home and mauled the dead man's face

The office of New Hampshire's attorney general says a state trooper involved in the videotaped beating of a man after a 50-mile car chase through Massachusetts and New Hampshire is expected to plead guilty to several charges

A federal lawsuit accuses a central Arkansas city of effectively operating a debtors' prison by imposing hefty fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks bounce

Prosecutors say attorneys for Bowe Bergdahl are trying to lead the case 'off the judicial cliff' by arguing that Senator John McCain improperly swayed military decision-makers with public comments on the case

Criminal complaints allege that a Mississippi man accused of killing five adults as they slept both shot them and attacked them with an ax, police allege in criminal complaints filed Tuesday

Bond has been denied for a mother charged with killing her infant son by putting him in the refrigerator for several hours

Prosecutors have charged a Tulsa man with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor

Indiana's attorney general has opted not to appeal a ruling that overturned a woman's feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion that killed her premature infant

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for 20 Washington state counties in response to wildfires that threaten homes and natural resources

Federal and state officials say the river water that Flint residents used for over a year for bathing and cleaning may have caused skin rashes that possibly worsened because of people's mental stress and hygiene changes made over concerns about the water.

Oklahoma prosecutors charge Tulsa man with first-degree murder, hate crime in slaying of Lebanese neighbor

United Nations says more than a million people could soon be displaced as a result of fighting in Iraq

A Minnesota man has been charged in the kidnapping, sexual assault and killing of a 5-year-old girl from central Minnesota

Eastern Idaho authorities are searching for a person suspected of stabbing a free-roaming pregnant horse to death hours before she was going to be adopted

Legal experts say a Texas federal court ruling that the Obama administration can't force schools to allow transgender students to choose their bathrooms won't have an effect on a North Carolina transgender bathroom law

Rhode Island environmental officials are suing to get the hollowed-out hull of a Russian submarine removed from the site of a Providence scrapyard

UN chief appoints a retired Dutch general to lead independent investigation into allegations that UN peacekeepers did not take action to prevent multiple cases of abuse and sexual violence against civilians and foreigners in South Sudan's capital

A South American woman visiting the United States has been killed in a wreck in Charlotte, North Carolina

Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars

A man convicted of killing another man outside a suburban Atlanta preschool sentenced to life in prison without parole in his second trial in the case

Growing wildfires fed by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere

The family of a deaf man who was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper after he didn't stop for the officer's blue lights says he was unarmed and likely did not understand the officer's commands

UN chief says that technological advances have made it easier for terrorist and criminal groups to get hold of materials needed to make weapons of mass destruction

Criminal complaints allege that a man used both a gun and an ax to slaughter five adults as they slept in an Alabama home

The FBI is investigating a stabbing in Virginia after authorities say the suspect shouted "Allahu akbar" while attacking a man and woman

A prosecutor told a jury that a Georgia man threw boiled water on a gay couple as they lay in bed in a vicious, pre-meditated attack

An 8-year-old Chicago girl was shot in the arm as she attended a vigil for a 14-year-old boy who had been fatally shot earlier

The condition of an Alaska wilderness guide who was mauled by a bear protecting her cub has improved

Rod Blagojevich's lawyer has notified a federal court that the imprisoned former Illinois governor plans to appeal his 14-year sentence for corruption imposed at a resentencing earlier this month

Chicago fire officials say it took some 200 firefighters from 58 fire companies about three hours to put out a fire that killed two girls, a baby and a man

Chicago police say three children and a man have been killed in a fire at an apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set

Federal authorities are warning people in an eastern Kentucky town that there could be more explosive devices in a wooded area where a man was accused of setting them up

A Tennessee detective charged with perjuring himself in a rape case involving high school basketball players is asking a judge to remove the prosecutor

Police say preliminary necropsy results show that some of the dozens of animals found buried on a Massachusetts farm last month were starved to death

Zoo Atlanta's giant female panda, Lun Lun, is expecting twins, again!

Two Baltimore police officers are getting back pay after being cleared of criminal charges in the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in a police van

Correction: Police Shooting-Milwaukee story

A judge is allowing a lawsuit alleging a Roman Catholic school in New Jersey fired an employee because she's married to a woman to move forward

Tropical Storm Gaston is getting stronger as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic

Indianapolis police say an officer mistakenly shot and badly wounded an armed homeowner who was trying to protect his wife during an attempted robbery

The Twitter accounts of an Ohio zoo targeted by online critics and trolls over the shooting of a gorilla have been taken down

A judge has ruled that members of a South Florida Indian tribe must pay federal income taxes in a decision that could cost other tribe members millions of dollars

Funeral plans are set for George E. Curry, a journalist, civil rights activist and publisher whose syndicated column ran in hundreds of black-owned newspapers around the United States

A longtime deputy to District of Columbia police chief Cathy Lanier will become interim chief when Lanier leaves the job next month

The Ohio Supreme Court wants a settlement reached in the case of a newspaper suing a coroner for autopsy records in the unsolved slayings of eight people from one family

A Missouri woman who was beaten to death outside the Illinois hospital residence where she was being treated for breast cancer will be buried Tuesday

A 91-year-old man has shot and wounded another man who was apparently trying to rob him outside a Detroit-area store

It's been five years since a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the Washington region, damaging the Washington National Cathedral and the Washington Monument

The Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Health are returning to the bargaining table

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening additional disaster recovery centers in the Baton Rouge area

A Navy sailor from Virginia Beach has been charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife

The owner of four dogs who fatally attacked an 83-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, man says neighbors regularly agitate his animals

Authorities in South Carolina say a white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston "self-radicalized" in the months before the shootings and grew more entrenched in his beliefs in white supremacy

Officials are investigating a school bus crash that left the bus driver dead and several children injured in west Georgia

A 27-year-old central Florida man is being recognized for honesty after finding a wallet with $3,400 inside and turning it over to sheriff's deputies

Dozens of animals have arrived in Virginia from flood-ravaged Louisiana

State and federal investigators are re-examining an unsolved 1992 gangland killing in Providence following the recent arrests of two major players in the New England Mafia

Her brother got the big party, but the National Zoo's other young giant panda is also celebrating a birthday

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A hearing is set on two lawyers' request to withdraw from the corruption case against U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown

Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties

Kansas is asking the federal appeals court in Denver to keep thousands of people who haven't yet provided documents showing they are U.S. citizens from voting in November

A Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing nearly $1,000 worth of newspapers for the coupons

A condemned Ohio killer who survived a 2009 botched execution is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a second attempt to put him to death would be unconstitutional

Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that both presidential candidates are "quite unpopular," but he's knows who's more qualified and he's voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November

UN children's agency says thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year _ and there is no sign that the flow is letting up

A California judge under fire for a light sentence given to a Stanford University swimmer is recusing himself from making his first key decision in another sex case

The head of the Fraternal Order of Police says the Chicago Police Department is violating the due process of seven officers who could lose their jobs for allegedly covering up Laquan McDonald's 2014 shooting

Among 10 Things to Know for Tuesday: Trump may be shifting tone on immigration; Southern Louisiana begins long slog to recovery; Whose sponsorships are going down the drain

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is easing curfew restrictions for teenagers that were put in place after a police shooting earlier this month sparked violence

California's state fire department is stretched thin just as the bone-dry state enters the peak of its wildfire season, with vacancy rates exceeding 15 percent for some firefighters and supervisors

The state Senate has revived a bill to make California the first state to give farmworkers the same overtime pay as people who work in other industries

Officials say all of the cars have been cleared after a train hauling coal derailed in rural North Texas

Two men from north Mississippi say that more than 26 years after their father, stepmother and younger half-siblings were killed, it's time for the state to execute the men convicted of the crime

Officials say a trademark dispute over the names of historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park won't likely end without a courtroom fight, leaving temporary signs in place throughout the park for months to come

Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died in a drowning at a water park in Washington state

The attorney general's office says an alibi witness for a man whose murder conviction was re-examined in the popular "Serial" podcast told classmates more than 20 years ago she would lie to help him

The Oregon Department of Revenue says the state has processed $25.5 million in tax payments from recreational marijuana since January

Alaska Airlines formally broke ground Monday on construction of a $40 million aircraft maintenance hangar in Anchorage