BOSTON — On a to-do list that includes world peace, one chore U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry missed is going to cost him personally — to the tune of $50.
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies — as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds — to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and intense due to climate change.
Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been arrested for murder in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office announced.
BETHEL PARK, Penn. — Joey Fabus, described as a courageous boy with an unforgettable smile who got to live his dream of being a police officer, died recently from a brain tumor at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen bemoaned in 1985 that his beloved city — particularly “the seamy streets of the Tenderloin” — risked the moniker of Latrine-by-the-Bay, in part because of official resistance to public toilets.
MILFORD, Pa. — He eluded police for nearly two months, and has been jailed for three more. But the death-penalty trial for Eric Frein could still be more than a year away.
WASHINGTON — Ahmed Abdulateef’s gift for music made him a target in his hometown of Baghdad, where his father smashed his guitar and militants held a gun to his head for daring to follow a passion that has no place in their rigid brand of Islam.
MIAMI — Federal investigators have discovered Venezuelan connections in the shipment of cocaine and Ecstasy to Miami.
ST. LOUIS — Like many officers involved in deadly force encounters, Darren Wilson said his training took over when he shot Michael Brown in Ferguson.