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Puerto Rico gov seeks to cancel $300M Whitefish contract
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Puerto Rico gov seeks to cancel $300M Whitefish contract

AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Sunday demanded that the board of the island’s power company cancel the $300M contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid increased scrutiny of the Montana company’s role in Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. The announcement by Gov. Ricardo Rossello comes as federal legislators seek […]
House tied to 1692 Salem witch trials rises from near ruin
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House tied to 1692 Salem witch trials rises from near ruin

AP Photo/Bill Sikes FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A yearslong effort to restore the ramshackle Massachusetts homestead where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials resettled after escaping the hangman’s noose is nearing an end. A $1.5 million renovation project at the Peter and Sarah Clayes House in Framingham is expected to […]
Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter's brain
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Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter's brain

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman’s brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won’t be what led him to kill 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, experts said. Stephen Paddock’s brain is being sent to Stanford University for […]
Numerous events set to mark 5 years since Superstorm Sandy
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Numerous events set to mark 5 years since Superstorm Sandy

AP Photo/Craig Ruttle NEW YORK (AP) — As people gather in communities across New York and New Jersey to mark the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Sunday, a strong storm system is expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the region. When the former hurricane merged with other systems to create a […]
Confusion coming with California's legal marijuana
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Confusion coming with California's legal marijuana

AP Photo/Richard Vogel LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it’s not. Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local rules for pot shops and growers. Without the regulations, there could be limited options in many places for […]
It will be a tale of 2 countries as open enrollment begins
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It will be a tale of 2 countries as open enrollment begins

AP Photo/Jim Mone ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Trump administration’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act have health care advocates and insurers concerned that the open enrollment period will be one of chaos and confusion. That’s not true everywhere. A dozen states operate their own health insurance marketplaces, maintaining control over advertising and […]
Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter's brain
4 weeks ago
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Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter's brain

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman’s brain, but experts say whatever they may find likely won’t be what led him to kill 58 people. Las Vegas authorities say Stephen Paddock’s brain is being sent to Stanford University for a months-long examination after a visual […]
Wisconsin juvenile prisons struggle to change course
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Wisconsin juvenile prisons struggle to change course

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Pandora Lobacz was trying to assert control of her classroom at Lincoln Hills youth prison when she ordered an inmate pacing in front of her desk to return to his seat. “You’re not running this classroom. I am,” Lobacz recalls the boy saying, shortly before he punched the 4-foot-7, 110-pound teacher […]