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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The attorneys general in eight Eastern Seaboard states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over air pollution that blows in from upwind states. New York Democrat Eric Schneiderman is the leading attorney general in the lawsuit. He says it was filed Tuesday in a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Donald Trump talk, you’d think Barack Obama was the president who stole Christmas. But an AP Fact Check finds there was plenty of Christmas in Obama’s White House and his rhetoric. Trump’s meaning is unmistakable when he declares, as he has done since long before the...
TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Four people were found dead Tuesday and may have been killed in a basement apartment in New York’s capital region, police said. A property manager made the grisly discovery at a home in Troy, a city near Albany, police Capt. Daniel DeWolf said. The deaths are “certainly...
NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — A Utah sheriff’s deputy said Tuesday he was desperate and numb from the cold as he punched and stomped his way into a frozen pond on Christmas Day to pull out an 8-year-old boy who had fallen through the ice while chasing his dog. With cuts on his forearms, Washington...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After his sister was slain and his mother ran into the accused killer, out on bail, in a grocery store a week later, California billionaire Henry Nicholas became a fierce advocate for the rights of crime victims. He donated millions from his fortune as co-founder of tech...
A fireball that lit up the evening sky is lighting up social media. The bright streak Tuesday evening was seen in parts of New England, including southern Maine and New Hampshire. The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program webcam on Mount Agamenticus in York County captured the event at 5:52 p...
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the Navy loads some of America’s most sophisticated weapons onto warships, suffered $50 million worth of damage in Superstorm Sandy. Now the naval pier is fortifying itself with some decidedly low-tech protection: oysters. The facility...
SEATTLE (AP) — In perhaps an unexpected twist, historically conservative strongholds like Oklahoma and West Virginia are leading efforts to bring preschool to all. “They have in common a low-wage workforce, relatively low education levels and the desire to change that,” said Steven Barnett of...
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Christmas for much of the Northeast and Midwest has given way to bitter cold until the New Year. Residents should expect colder-than-normal temperatures for the rest of the week, according to Chicago-area National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seeley. Temperatures...
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk-show host Tavis Smiley isn’t just upset with PBS for firing him on sexual misconduct charges. He’s upset about his depiction in the media. Smiley believes that if he hadn’t talked publicly about romantic relationships with subordinates at his company, the behavior that led...

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