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PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98. Conquest's wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday of pneumonia in Palo Alto, California. Conquest was the author...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98. Conquest's wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday in Stanford, California. Conquest was the author of 21 books...
BOSTON (AP) — From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city. The mayor is expected to discuss the proposal Wednesday morning at a city park where he'll...
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight cities from Jackson, Mississippi, to Seattle are the first winners in a $42 million, 100-city data-use contest sponsored by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation. Bloomberg Philanthropies is announcing the first winners Wednesday in its "What...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding. The proposed deal, which will be part of a reorganization plan...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his arms. "You don't get to swing at me like that," a deputy says to the 8-year-old child, the interaction caught by a video camera. "You...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Someone fired a gun inside a car on the National Mall after witnesses reported a fight inside the vehicle Tuesday afternoon, but there was no indication anyone was injured, police said. Police found the car later in the day in northwest Washington and arrested...
SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal ribbon of microscopic algae,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations. The world's most valuable public company saw its stock price drop for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, falling as much as $5.19, or 4.4 percent, to $113...
CHICAGO (AP) — A hearing is scheduled in the case of a decorated Chicago police commander accused of shoving his...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled to allow military trials for terror suspects — the latest in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that a majority of blacks say they or a family member have personal experience...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two people died and 25 others were rescued after a passenger boat with about two dozen...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is to unveil a major expansion of the Suez Canal on Thursday in what the government hopes will...