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Miami Beach built a seawall without a permit and may have to tear it down

Published Jan. 18 2018

Miami Beach has run afoul of environmental regulations by building an unpermitted seawall, prompting the firing of the engineer who...

Fourteen students taken to hospitals after getting sick from 'laced' candy at Chicago school

Published Jan. 18 2018

Fourteen people were taken to area hospitals Wednesday morning after Chicago Fire Department paramedics were sent to an elementary school...

'New California' is actually an old-school idea for breaking up the state

Published Jan. 18 2018

Here we go again. The "New California" movement — launched to little fanfare in 2016 — made a splash in...

House bill would require train-stopping technology, following Washington Amtrak derailment

Published Jan. 18 2018

The federal government would give $2.6 billion to railroads to install emergency train-stopping technologies, so they won't miss a deadline...

Man faces murder charge in stabbing

Published Jan. 18 2018

A Texarkana man accused of fatally stabbing a driver found dead behind the wheel of his car in November has...

Twice as ice for Texark-k-kana

Published Jan. 18 2018

A morning low of 6 degrees Wednesday in Texarkana was the coldest temperature seen in the city since 1989.

Destroying old opioids

Published Jan. 18 2018

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a...

Scientists seek flu super-shot for 100 years after pandemic

Published Jan. 18 2018

WASHINGTON—The descriptions are haunting.

Fouke center open for those without electricity

Published Jan. 18 2018

The Stanley Davis Community Center in Fouke, Ark., has been opened to provide shelter for residents without electricity, according to...

Two men hit each other in consecutive accidents

Published Jan. 18 2018

BERLIN—Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another...

Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators

Published Jan. 18 2018

NEW YORK—Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.

Bob Dole gets Gold Medal

Published Jan. 18 2018

WASHINGTON—Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Donald Trump published the 1987 book...

Thirteen siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet

Published Jan. 18 2018

LOS ANGELES—When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their...

Analysts say most growth part of Obama's economy

Published Jan. 18 2018

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment,...

Wild and weird

Published Jan. 18 2018

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—How does a bighorn sheep say "cheese?" Some charismatic critters caught by motion-detecting wildlife cameras seem to know how to...

Cellphone jamming system tested at prison in Maryland

Published Jan. 18 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move...

Man accused of shooting dogs in retribution for cat's death

Published Jan. 18 2018

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.—Authorities say a Virginia man whose cat was killed by two Labrador retrievers pursued their owner and fatally shot...

Justices align with inmate

Published Jan. 18 2018

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court appeared to be in broad agreement Wednesday that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his...

Archaeologists in Mexico claim world's longest flooded cave

Published Jan. 18 2018

MEXICO CITY—Archaeologists and divers on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula announced Wednesday that they found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating...

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

Published Jan. 18 2018

WASHINGTON—Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow...

Record ice, cold cited in 10 deaths

Published Jan. 18 2018

ATLANTA—Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent...

Today in History

Published Jan. 18 2018

Today is Thursday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2018. There are 347 days left in the year.

Associated Press photographer Andrieski dies

Published Jan. 18 2018

DENVER—Ed Andrieski, a retired Associated Press photographer who covered nearly every major news story in Colorado for more than three...