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7 stabbed outside California Capitol

SAN FRANCISCO — At least seven people were stabbed Sunday when counter-protesters clashed with members of right-wing extremist groups that planned to hold a rally ...

Mark Rabinsky of Wayland, Mass., removes his bicycle from the trunk of his car in a designated Park & Pedal area of a parking...

BOSTON — Traffic is crawling bumper to bumper on Soldiers Field Road, a major artery leading to Cambridge and downtown Boston, as Mark Rabinsky parks ...

Forgotten veterans get funeral service in Denver

DENVER — Fort Logan National Cemetery honored 30 veterans whose remains have gone unclaimed with a funeral ceremony Saturday in Denver, including veterans' whose cremated ...

Officials say California wildfire destroys 200 homes, kills 2

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — A ravenous and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 200 homes, many belonging to retirees on fixed incomes with few ...

Supreme Court set to close term with opinions on abortion, public corruption, gun control

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions ...

Ohio law protects first responders, pets

COLUMBUS — Until a new law was passed this spring, it was against the law in Ohio — along with many other states — for ...

W. Va. begins monumental recovery effort after historic flooding 

CLENDENIN, W.Va. — Inches of mud left by receding floodwaters covered Clendenin on Saturday. The Dairy Queen collapsed. The fire department flooded. Chunks of the highway ...

Maryland pot farming could be big business

The people lining up to profit from Maryland's legal medical marijuana market include former sheriffs and state lawmakers, wealthy business executives and well-connected political donors, ...

Mock Mars soil produces edible food

Three months ago, scientists from Wageningen University and Research Center in the Netherlands announced that they'd managed to coax real plants out of simulated Martian ...

East Coast states want to tax drivers' travel, not their gas

A group of East Coast states wants to help overhaul the way America pays for its decaying roads, and it's starting with Monopoly money. Delaware, Pennsylvania, ...

Parking garage mulled to repurpose Astrodome

HOUSTON — The county that owns the Houston Astrodome is considering a plan to build a two-level parking garage inside the derelict domed stadium. The ...

Reports detail authorities' early response to Orlando slaughter

MIAMI — Law enforcement officials immediately suspected terrorism and adjusted their staging areas due to fears about an explosive device as they responded to reports ...

150 homes burned in California wildfire

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — A voracious and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 150 homes, and the toll may rise, fire officials said Saturday. The ...

Deaf teacher mounts quest for military service

FREDERICK, Md. — Four teens in camouflage fatigues march briskly around a brick plaza at the Maryland School for the Deaf, silently marking their cadence ...

Police officers sue, saying body cameras captured them changing clothes, using restrooms

ROUND LAKE PARK, Ill. — Ten police officers in a Chicago suburb are suing the town, claiming the body cameras they wore never turned off ...

Arizona authorities say 3 missing women met same man online

With her Arizona home sold and most of her belongings packed up, Nancy Rae Hartz was ready to spend her golden years on the road. ...

Scientists ask Australia to prioritize coral reef conservation

HONOLULU — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for ...

Rotted trees caused dangerous holes in Indiana sand dunes, researcher says

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into ...

Democratic Party's draft platform bears presidential candidate Sanders' influence

ST. LOUIS — A draft of the Democratic Party's policy positions reflects the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign: endorsing steps to break up large ...

Boy, 3, from El Salvador held alone in immigration detention in Pa.

WASHINGTON — A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador was held for several days at a Pennsylvania family detention center without his mother, said the mother ...