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No more military trucks for small-town firehouses
A program that sent surplus trucks, tankers and other military vehicles to rural fire departments is finished because the equipment didn't meeting federal environmental standards.
What states can do on their own about immigration
It's official: Congress won't take up immigration reform this year. This week, President Barack Obama said he'll use executive actions to change policies unilaterally.
Follow closely as a dozen colleges do the conference shuffle
Regional affiliations that once defined college athletic conferences are a thing of the past, replaced by the powerful attraction of large markets and big-money television deals. The good news for fans is that the competition has never been better.
A statistical blind spot that makes the US crime rate seem lower than it is
Imagine an American city with 2.2 million people, making it the fourth largest in the nation. Now imagine that city is a place where residents suffer routine violence and cruelty at rates unlike anywhere else in the country, where they are raped and beaten with alarming frequency by their neighbors and even the city officials who are paid to keep them safe. Now imagine that we, as a nation, didn't consider the vast majority of that violence to be criminal or even worth recording. That is, in effect, the state of the U.S. correctional system today.
VIDEO: Emergency slide deploys inside plane
A United Airlines flight with more than 100 passengers and crew made an emergency landing in Wichita, Kansas, after an emergency exit slide deployed inside the plane during a flight. The plane landed safely and nobody was hurt.
Gallant groom chases down wedding thief
Jared Lightle never anticipated that when he renewed his marriage vows Saturday, he would have to chase some guy from the wedding hall, yelling: “Stop! Thief! Stop!”
Woman shoots would-be burglar with pellet gun
A would-be burglar in Pennsylvania received more than he bargained for when he tried to steal a flat screen television from a home he had broken into Sunday night.
- Atlantic City casino shutdowns needed, analysts say Atlantic City started the year with 12 casinos. By Labor Day, it could be down to nine.
- Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft -- and one day even astronauts -- safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.
- Study to track ticks moving north into Adirondacks While springtime swarms of bloodthirsty black flies and mosquitoes are common in the cool, moist woods and bogs of the Adirondacks, the disease-carrying ticks that plague southern New York and New England are rare in the northern mountains.
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