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PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the Phoenix City Council discussion on the future of opening prayers at its meetings (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The Phoenix City Council has voted 5-4 to replace a longstanding tradition of praying before its meetings with a moment of silence. The...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A jury in Montana heard opening arguments Wednesday in the case of a mother who is suing her health care providers because they failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis, denying her a chance to have an abortion. Kerrie Evans of Gardiner is...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.N. and U.S. health officials tell The Associated Press that Brazil has yet to share enough samples and disease data needed to answer the most worrying question about the Zika outbreak: whether the virus is actually responsible for the increase in the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Like Instagram, Snapchat and other messaging...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range just south of Tucson in the first publicly released video of the giant cat. "El Jefe" — Spanish for "the boss" — has been living in the Santa...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The leader of the armed standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge and nine of his followers are due back in court Wednesday as four holdouts extend the occupation past a month. Ammon Bundy and the others who have been arrested were scheduled for preliminary...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range just south of Tucson in the first publicly released video of the giant cat. "El Jefe" — Spanish for "the boss" — has been living in the Santa...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A defense lawyer's failure to call an alibi witness was a key point of contention as a convicted murderer returned to court Wednesday to argue he deserves a new trial in a case that gained fresh notoriety through the podcast "Serial." A three-day hearing began...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the plea agreement of a New York heir wanted in California for the death of a friend (all times local): ___ 11:40 a.m. A federal prosecutor says the proposed sentence for New York real estate heir Robert Durst was worked out in "very intense...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Denver Broncos Von Miller, T.J. Ward and Shiloh Keo have been fined $23,152 each by the NFL...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Denver Broncos Von Miller, T.J. Ward and Shiloh Keo have been fined $23,152 each by the NFL...
LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have got new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University. The...
LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have got new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University. The...
ROME (AP) — Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the...
CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former "Survivor" contestant with possessing child...