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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two days before President Barack Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that had inspired them for generations and through three wars. They weren't...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The commonplace practice of billing rape victims in Louisiana for medical exams should come to an end after state lawmakers Tuesday signed off on proposed law changes that the federal government has required for a decade. "Ten years ago they identified...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Check out rental sites for San Francisco, especially the trendier parts: Well over $3,000 a month for a one-bedroom flat and nearly $5,000 for two bedrooms. Finding a place to live in the city has become so expensive and emotional that city supervisors are...
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the second time in three weeks, a bison seriously injured a tourist in Yellowstone National Park who apparently underestimated how quickly the big, burly animals can move when they're miffed. The bison tossed the 62-year-old Australian...
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the second time in three weeks, a bison has seriously injured a tourist in Yellowstone National Park. Park officials say injuries to the 62-year-old Australian aren't life-threatening though the bison tossed him several times into the...
Jim Thorpe's surviving sons asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe was laid to rest in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago. Bill and Richard Thorpe have been fighting to move the...
MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A Navy sailor pleaded guilty Tuesday to secretly videotaping female trainees as they undressed for showers aboard a submarine, becoming the fourth crew member of the USS Wyoming to be sentenced to prison in a case that has tarnished the U.S...
Jim Thorpe's surviving sons asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe was laid to rest in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago. Bill and Richard Thorpe have been fighting to move the...
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — A plan to help the world's coastal regions protect themselves against killer weather like Superstorm Sandy is pitting a group of scientists against an array of environmentalists and politicians, who fear that it could harm dolphins, turtles and other...