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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Confederate flag was temporarily removed from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday when a woman climbed the flagpole and — despite calls by police to get down — removed the banner. Bree Newsome, 30, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a "shift in hearts and minds is possible." Obama may well have been describing his own public trajectory on gay unions — a complicated...
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left him a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A recovery crew on Friday reached a remote site in southeast Alaska where a sightseeing plane crashed, killing all nine people aboard. Chris John of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad said the aircraft was sitting at a steep angle and three members from...
MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the hunt for two inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison (all times local): ___ 1:20 p.m. Authorities say more evidence left behind by two escaped New York prisoners has been found in an area near the Canadian border where more than 1...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern) ___ 11:40 a.m. Gay marriages are already underway in states where they were banned until the Supreme Court ruling Friday. Several gay couples have received marriage licenses in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern) ___ 10:50 a.m. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton was clearly prepared for the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in southeast Alaska will attempt Friday to recover the remains of nine people killed when their sightseeing plane crashed. Wind and rain prevented any recovery after the wreckage of the aircraft was found Thursday against a granite rock face...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it's become an all-too-frequent ritual: honoring the victims of mass shootings in communities across the country. On Friday, Obama will mourn with the city of Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were killed last week at a...
CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Andrew Desjardins has agreed to a two-year contract with the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago...
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A 79-year old man suffering from incurable throat cancer has become the first Colombian to...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appealed to faithful to put divisions aside amid persecution and slaying of...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a 79-year-old former New York accounting firm executive who did work for some of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a department rule requiring...