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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal review released Monday of an 18-day standoff outside a Minneapolis police station following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015 found problems with the city’s coordination and communication but praised officers for their professionalism and the peaceful end to...
BOSTON (AP) — Backers of legalized recreational marijuana urged Massachusetts legislators Monday to hold off, at least for now, on making any significant changes to a law voters approved in November. The appeal came during the first public hearing held by a special legislative committee formed...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors preparing to lay out their case against Penn State’s former president say two of his ex-top lieutenants are among those who could take the stand. Opening statements are scheduled to get underway Tuesday in the long-delayed criminal trial, in which Graham...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emerging from his first meeting with President Donald Trump, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday he was assured the U.S. will accelerate its support for his country’s struggle against the Islamic State group. “I think they are prepared to do more” than the...
A new international report from economists ranks world countries on happiness. The rankings are based on income and life expectancy figures, along with how people rate social support, personal freedom, corruption and generosity. Together it is used to generate a happiness score from 1 to 10. The...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a missing Tennessee high school student says a teacher now accused of kidnapping her had been investigated by the school system after another student reported seeing the teacher kiss the girl. Yet according to attorney Jason Whatley and school...
In this Sept. 7, 2016, photo, Josh Vallum shows his gang tattoo, during a jailhouse interview at the George County Regional Correctional Facility in Lucedale, Miss. Vallum, an ex-convict and top-ranking gang member, faces life in prison without parole for killing 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson, a transgender woman.  Tim Isbell/The Sun Herald via AP
LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, supporters of LGBT rights hailed the first federal hate crime conviction for the killing of a transgender woman in Mississippi. With President Donald Trump now in office, they worry about the future of such...
Today is Tuesday, March 21, the 80th day of 2017. There are 285 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 21, 1952, the Moondog Coronation Ball, considered the first rock and roll concert, took place at Cleveland Arena. On this date: In 1556, Thomas Cranmer, the former...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who helped pitch Dos Equis beer as the Most Interesting Man in the World turned his attention from his favorite beer to his favorite beard by judging a competition called Vermont Beardies. Actor Jonathan Goldsmith, who lives in Manchester and sports a closely cropped...
In this Saturday, May 30, 2009 file photo, Chuck Berry performs at The Domino Effect, a tribute concert to New Orleans rock and roll musician Fats Domino, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans.  AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” ‘‘Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. Emergency responders...

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