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Bobcat bonanza: Thriving cats are poised as next urban pest

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As someone who has studied bobcats for almost four decades, wildlife ecologist John Litvaitis remembers many times returning...

Massachusetts school backs off ban of hair braid extensions

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning...

The Latest: Cosby arrives at courthouse for jury selection

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case (all times local): 8 a.m. Bill Cosby...

Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption...

Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization

AP Photo/Brian Melley LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony...

Authorities: Stabbing being probed as a possible hate crime

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the stabbing of a visiting black student by a white University of Maryland student as a possible...