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Updated at 4:54 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " The victim washed ashore in Brooklyn, his body wrapped in plastic garbage bags, his head and hands covered in duct tape and his feet submerged in concrete " fitted with a pair of fabled "cement shoes." Authorities on Thursday searched for suspects in the death of Peter Martinez, who was identified through his tattoos and a fingerprint. Officials say he might have been asphyxiated, but further study is needed to determine a cause of death and how long he was in the...

Updated at 4:51 PM

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) " A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta has grown to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north. More than...

Updated at 4:50 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future. Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to boost...

Updated at 4:45 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) " A public defender asked the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a judge's order allowing the forced medication of a mentally ill doctor so he can be competent to stand trial for the killing of a Yale...

Updated at 4:38 PM

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) " A woman who had her heart set on taking home the same stray dog that Republican Gov. Paul LePage adopted is angry that the animal shelter broke its own rules by making the canine available to him a day before it was...

Updated at 4:33 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who was known during his 18 years representing the conservative state as someone who could work across the aisle, has died at age 82. Bennett assistant Tara Tanner said he died...

Updated at 4:26 PM

Unless you've been off the internet all week, you've probably heard that Jon Snow (Kit...

Updated at 4:18 PM

PARIS (AP) " The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has decided to pull out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because...

Updated at 4:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy. At a...

Updated May 5, 2016 at 4:02 PM

† If there's a school for potential Republican candidates for public office, I'm sure the first lesson they're taught is that the word “compromise” is almost always a no-no. The right-wing extremists who rule the roost in the GOP these...

Updated at 3:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the multibillion-dollar industry and for the first time require e-cigarette makers to submit their products for a...

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