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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial. Holmes...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi was a homicide, and the civil rights probe into the death has been closed, the Justice Department said Friday. The agency said in a news release Friday that it had met...
CHICAGO (AP) — A major study has shown that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These drugs have transformed treatment of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. Studies presented at a medical...
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has yet to decide on an activists' request for an independent probe of the county prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown. St. Louis Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III ended a hearing...
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit hospital. Andrew and Hilery Maison were charged with murder, torture and child abuse...
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials hope to reopen a 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline that was closed to swimmers and surfers after globs of oily goo washed ashore. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Michael Anderson says officials are assessing cleanup efforts on...
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican. Before the indictment was handed down Thursday,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies. Last year, the median pay for women CEOs rose to $15.9 million, a 21 percent gain from a year earlier, according to a study...
NEW YORK (AP) — What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American...
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University trustees have approved a 1.6 percent increase in tuition and fees in...
PARIS (AP) — France's most powerful female politician laments persistent sexism in politics but says things have...
NEW YORK (AP) — What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford police say more than half of their officers are specially trained to deal with the...
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