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California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires

California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is helping drive plans to do more "controlled burns" that thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that if left unchecked can feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee

No jail for fertility doctor who lied about using…

A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor will get no jail time after pleading guilty to lying to investigators about inseminating patients with his own sperm

Lyft driver allegedly pulls gun on customer

Chicago man suing former Lyft driver, ride share company after he claims she pulled firearm and threatened to 'blast' him while using a homophobic slur.

What's Changed In The 5 Years Since The Sandy…

Schools themselves might have taken a more active role than Congress in preventing future massacres.

University of Houston to lead new hurricane research center

As part of a multi-state effort to respond to damages wrought this year by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the University of Houston will lead a new Gulf Coast hurricane research institute

California sues over Corinthian student debt…

California's attorney general says it has sued the Trump administration because the U.S. Department of Education is refusing to process debt relief claims from tens of thousands of students who had federal loans to attend Corinthian Colleges

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2 St. Louis-area cops shot but saved by…

Police say a gunman shot two suburban St. Louis officers in the torso, but they were saved from serious injury by their bulletproof vests

Man sentenced to death for murder of his…

Gabriel Fernandez's mother will be tried next in her son's torture and murder.

The Cost Of America's War On Drugs

The annual budget has ballooned to more than $51 billion annually.

Detroit breaks ground on tallest tower, symbol of…

An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit's resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum nearly three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history

The Latest: Statistics key at phony stash-house…

Competing interpretations of statistics are proving key in a first-of-its-kind hearing in Chicago to determine if phony federal stash-house stings are racially biased

West Virginia bridge collapse prompted inspection…

Fifty years ago Friday, the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapsed, killing 46 people and prompting congressional hearings that led to mandatory bridge inspections.

Cops under fire for handcuffing 11-year-old girl

Raw video: Distraught girl screams as police officers restrain her while searching aunt's house in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Truthers: When Conspiracy Meets Reality

Our special report shows the harassment and online targeting that plays out in the shadows of America's biggest tragedies.

Prosecutor: Not enough evidence yet in Damond shooting

A Minnesota prosecutor says he doesn't yet have enough evidence to charge a Minneapolis police officer who killed an unarmed 911 caller this summer, blaming investigators who "haven't done their job."

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Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave…

Superstar cities and stagnation: How the Great Recession perpetuated US regional divides

Louisiana delays parole hearing for 71-year-old…

More than a half-century after a Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff's deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate must wait longer for freedom; his parole hearing has been postponed on a technicality.

Cow that escaped nativity scene corralled by cops…

Raw video: Animal returned to church's living nativity scene after escaping twice in Philadelphia.

Merriam-Webster Names 'Feminism' Top Word Of 2017

The dictionary's most-searched words are like a walk down memory lane for the past year.

The Latest: Officers saved by bulletproof vests released

Two suburban St. Louis police officers shot in the torso but saved by their bulletproof vests are now out of the hospital

Man acquitted in pier shooting seeks new trial on…

The Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate is seeking a new trial for his conviction on illegal gun possession

Cousins charged in shooting deaths of 4 men plead…

2 cousins charged in deaths of 4 young men found buried deep on sprawling Pennsylvania farm say they didn't kill anyone

Vanderbilt administrator says protests should be…

Former Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain warns of the consequences of educators 'instigating' liberal activism.

California's Skirball Blaze May Have Been Sparked…

California officials think a wildfire that scorched the Los Angeles area may have been caused by a man-made cooking fire.

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California cops bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'

Police in Southern California have shut down a marijuana operation they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month and seized 35,000 marijuana plants

Jones says he knew he had a 'path' to victory

Jones says he knew he had a 'path' to victory

Mother of Heather Heyer Blames Trump for Her Death

If you ask Susan Bro, there is plenty of blame to go around for her daughter's death: 20-year-old James Fields, who is charged with second-degree murder; unprepared local authorities; white supremacists; and, yes, even President Trump. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Beast , Bro says she is "starting to...