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NEW YORK (AP) — A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday. The fossil comes from very close to the time that our branch split away from more ape-like...
Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races." While this week's...
12 P.M. The first witness to testify in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is the executive director of the organization that puts on the marathon. Thomas Grilk is the head of the Boston Athletic Association. Grilk on Wednesday...
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — There was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday. The 35-year-old Prince George's County...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too. While millions of residents from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast shovel snow deep...
7:30 A.M. Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing have arrived at court for opening statements in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Two busloads of people hurt in the bombings arrived at the federal courthouse at 7:30 a.m. Monday. They entered through a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street. City officials said Tuesday they were...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails - on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in...
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The FBI says a person believed responsible for shootings along highways in the Baltimore-Washington area, including shots that damaged a National Security Agency building, is in custody. In a statement, FBI spokeswoman Amy Thoreson says investigators...