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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Brian Nelson's years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he says he can still taste the concrete dust from his cell, even though he's been free since 2010. The 51-year-old is afraid to ride the bus, he takes five psychotropic...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 60-pound rescued English bulldog named Vincent has won the 37th annual Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University. The tongue-in-cheek contest Sunday featured 45 bulldogs dressed up in costumes. It's the opening event of the Drake Relays, a...
ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Gov. Scott Walker is praising the police response to a shooting that wounded two people leaving a high school prom in northern Wisconsin. Walker says in...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say they found a body in a Kansas hotel room that erupted in flames during a shootout in which three federal agents were injured while trying to arrest a robbery suspect. The FBI said in a release Sunday that two deputy U.S. marshals and an FBI...
Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist. "Albums still...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Brian Nelson's years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he says he can still taste the concrete dust from his cell, even though he's been free since 2010. The 51-year-old is afraid to ride the bus, he takes five psychotropic...
ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin (all times local): 9:50 a.m. A coroner says an 18-year-old man who shot two students as they left their northern Wisconsin prom has died. Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick told...
ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Someone with a rifle opened fire outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fired on the attacker, "stopping the threat," authorities said. The attack happened late Saturday...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — That wasn't just any plane on a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge. As spectators watched the thin solar-powered aircraft with extra wide wings, it was nearing the end of the trans-Pacific leg of its around-the-world sojourn. The global journey of...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and...
NEW YORK (AP) — An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a...
HONOLULU (AP) — Lawyers defending Hawaii's public school system in a lawsuit alleging a special education student...
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African shoppers flocked to the opening Thursday of one of Africa's largest malls...