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911 calls to Prince estate ranged from mundane to serious

May 3, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities and emergency responders were called to Prince's suburban Minneapolis home over the last five years for everything from mundane reports of tripped fire alarms to... more »»

Detroit teachers to return to classroom after 2-day sick-out

May 3, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit teachers who had closed city schools for two days by calling out sick announced Tuesday that they would return to the classroom after receiving assurance from the district'... more »»

Last of 3 funerals for 8 slain Ohio family members held

May 3, 2016

WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Traffic stopped for miles as black hearses left a church and snaked past mobile homes, weathered shops and green fields, leading a procession of mourners in more than... more »»

Plan to restructure Detroit schools advances during sickout

May 3, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan lawmakers moved swiftly Tuesday to advance a $500 million plan to restructure Detroit public schools by creating a new district — a vote intended to ease the concerns of... more »»

Prison guard says he fired as he was punched at biker brawl

May 3, 2016

DENVER (AP) — A corrections officer who killed a man during a shootout at a Denver motorcycle show said he fired the first shot because members of another biker group were punching and cornering... more »»

School sacks nation's last tackle powder-puff football game

May 3, 2016

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — What boosters describe as the nation's last tackle powder-puff football game is no more, at least for now. more »»

Former NY top political powerbroker gets 12 years in prison

May 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a backroom master whose name was synonymous with political power in New York for a generation, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison,... more »»

Feds: Poor maintenance led to fatal DC subway fire

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire that caused a Washington subway train to fill with smoke inside a downtown tunnel last year, killing one passenger and sickening dozens, can be traced to poor maintenance... more »»

Funeral for 6 slain family members held in southern Ohio

May 3, 2016

WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Black hearses carried six of the eight family members slain in southern Ohio to a hillside cemetery, where mourners crowded around blue tents shielding the caskets... more »»

Defense claims 'mystery man' is 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer

May 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the man accused in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings in Los Angeles told jurors Tuesday that a "mystery man" was the real killer. more »»

Chicago: Students can access bathrooms by gender identity

May 3, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will allow transgender students and employees to use bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identities, according to guidelines released... more »»

More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seawater — increasingly acidic due to global warming — is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. more »»

Police begin wider body camera use after months of testing

May 3, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — After months of testing, many of the nation's big-city police forces are planning to expand their use of body cameras by the summer, but the number of officers with such gear will... more »»

Rich newspaper owners: Industry savior or foe?

May 3, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty,... more »»

Federal official: DC subway hasn't improved safety

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's subway system did not make meaningful safety improvements between a deadly collision in 2009 and a fatal fire in 2015, and some of the safety problems date back to... more »»

DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds

May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 19 million U.S. more »»

'Hamilton' sets a new record with 16 Tony Award nominations

May 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The megahit musical "Hamilton" has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another step in the show's march into theatrical... more »»



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