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WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next few weeks of more than a dozen White House hopefuls into the 2016 campaign "I am running for president and I hope to earn...
The family of a three-year-old boy killed in a Missouri house fire while police used a stun gun on his stepfather as the man tried to save the child are now suing for city of Louisiana for wrongful death. Riley Rieser was killed in the early hours of October 31, 2013. As his...
A 64-year-old convenience store clerk who has been on the job for 40 years got a taste of swift justice Thursday morning. Daniel Contreras says he has been robbed 30 times in his four decades working as a clerk. He has been stabbed and has had guns pointed at his head but has...
For decades, many American teenagers went to college to find themselves and then look for a career. Post-recession, more are launching the job search from day one. Instead of spending their first couple of years dipping into a range of intellectual pools, the class of 2018 was...
A school in upstate New York has apologized for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic after getting complaints from district residents who lost family members in the war in Afghanistan. The pledge was read in Arabic during Wednesday morning announcements at Pine Bush High...
An elementary school in Portland, Oregon, has put a controversial approach to discipline on hold after parents complained that it caused their kids to feel “humiliated.” The “community service” program, called off at the César Chávez K through 8 school while the Portland Public...
A bill to allow concealed handguns on college campuses got the go-ahead from the Texas Senate in a vote along party lines Wednesday. The smoke barely clear from Monday's debate over a bill to allow handguns to be carried openly in public, senators voted 20-11 to give preliminary...
KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral’s doorways. The cathedral, at Geary and Gough, is the home church of the Archbishop. There...