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Cash-strapped systems have put off new equipment purchases and other upgrades

BOSTON (AP) -- On a chilly evening in February, a commuter train bound for Worcester, Mass., broke down outside Boston, transforming passengers' usual 80-minute commute into a four-hour nightmare.


Launched in January, Post 540 in Fayetteville is the only all-female Legion unit in the state, but its 16 members represent a rare growth area for veterans groups

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Nine years of being treated by her male colleagues in the Army as if she didn't deserve her sergeant stripes did not leave Jennifer Malinski inclined to join the American Legion once she left service.


Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York argued Friday that Republicans are purposefully sabotaging the economy to improve their election chances

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's top trade official said Friday he is "dumbfounded" and "shell-shocked" by Senate Republicans who blocked action on three coveted free trade agreements the GOP largely supports.


The crackdown comes after authorities reported crime was on the rise outside coffeehouses

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) -- At Café Miss Cutie, the windows are tinted but not pitch black. The waitresses are wearing negligees but not naked. And patrons are being urged to smoke outside.


Re-enactors can give a reality to history that the written word can't

NEW BERN - Bernard George dons the blue wool uniform of a U.S. Colored Troops Civil War soldier to celebrate the role of African-Americans in claiming their freedom.


The economy needs to generate at least 125,000 jobs per month just to keep up with population growth

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was mostly unchanged last week, evidence that the weak economy is struggling to generate jobs.


The reworked doctrine acknowledges the growing threat of terrorism at home, including al-Qaida attempts to recruit and attack inside the United States

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will push ahead with more targeted drone strikes and special operations raids and fewer costly land battles like Iraq and Afghanistan in the continuing war against al-Qaida, according to a new national counterterrorism strategy unveiled Wednesday.


The reason for the attack on Morris' store is unclear, but speculation ranges from Morris' interaction with white customers to refusing to do free repairs for a corrupt sheriff's deputy

For decades, Rosa Morris Williams has prayed to live long enough to see justice for her grandfather, who died after being burned in his shoe shop in a 1964 attack believed to have been carried out by the Ku Klux Klan.


Corporate profits are up by almost half since the recession ended in June 2009; in the first two years after the recessions of 1991 and 2001, profits rose 11 percent and 28 percent, respectively

Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has been the weakest and most lopsided of any since the 1930s.


Too many patients think a pill's the answer when there are multiple different ways to address pain including physical therapy, stress reduction, weight loss, and coping skills

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly a third of Americans experience long-lasting pain - the kind that lingers for weeks to months - and too often feel stigma rather than relief from a health care system poorly prepared to treat them, the Institute of Medicine said Wednesday.


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