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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court has delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California hours after a state panel recommended she be paroled. The pair of decisions Thursday makes it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael...
DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements. The decision to reduce testing time by about 90 minutes...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old. Democrats at a news conference cited last week's...
DENVER (AP) — Lawmakers reached a short-term deal Thursday to avert a work stoppage on a troubled veterans hospital outside Denver, buying time to negotiate a broader agreement to finish the project, which faces a $1 billion cost overrun. The Veterans Affairs Department was days...
NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles...
WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier says investigators believe a suspect in the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper is in the Brooklyn area of New York City. Lanier said at a news conference Thursday that they have been in touch...
DENVER (AP) — A vast, half-finished veterans hospital in suburban Denver is mired in an embarrassing scandal with $1 billion in cost overruns, and the VA is struggling to persuade skeptical lawmakers to keep the money flowing. The Veterans Affairs Department said it will run out...
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi couldn't resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University's Camden campus. After all, the ceremony was held at the Susquehanna Bank Center, a concert venue where his band has performed. The New...
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast...
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast...
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Civil War grave markers in a southern Illinois cemetery will be refurbished thanks to $6,...
CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days,...
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that...
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that...