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AP PHOTOS: Rohingya cry for 'motherland' at refugee camp

Sep 24, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Rohingya cry for their 'motherland' at Bangladesh refugee camp

Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont

Sep 24, 2017

An energy entrepreneur wants to set up a commuter rail system in Vermont to further his vision of weaning the state from fossil fuels and getting cars off the highways

Mexican authorities say death toll from earthquake reaches 318, including 180 in Mexico City

Sep 24, 2017

Mexican authorities say death toll from earthquake reaches 318, including 180 in Mexico City

The Latest: Maria weakens slightly on northward path

Sep 24, 2017

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Maria has weakened slightly as it moves northward, but it's still likely to bring increasing swells and high surf to the Southeastern U.S. coast

California lawmakers look to free older and younger inmates

Sep 24, 2017

California lawmakers want to free more of the state's oldest inmates and more of those who were young when they committed their crimes

The Latest: Penguins say they will accept White House invite

Sep 24, 2017

The Latest: NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins say they will accept White House invite

Should states ban abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed?

Sep 24, 2017

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban abortions in cases where tests or diagnosis indicate Down syndrome in the fetus

Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls

Sep 24, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks a fourth term in office with her conservative bloc enjoying a wide lead in the final polls, in an election also expected to see the farthest right-wing party in some 60 years win seats in parliament

Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say

Sep 24, 2017

A pair of scientists says efforts to ban shark fins in the U.S. might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators

Turnpike, Parkway rest stop makeovers evoking mixed feelings

Sep 24, 2017

New Jersey's aging rest stops along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway are getting makeovers