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WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn was the ultimate all-American hero. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, a war hero fighter pilot, a record-setting test pilot, a longtime senator, a presidential candidate and a man who defied age and gravity to go back into space at 77...
WASHINGTON (AP) — He became a hero as the first American to orbit the Earth and then served as a longtime U.S. senator. But John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, continued to defy gravity decades after his initial flight. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts...
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate. (all times local): 7:58 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has again temporarily halted the planned execution of an Alabama inmate. In Washington, the court issued a second temporary stay late Thursday...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As the San Francisco Bay Area's artists grieve the loss of life from a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, they are also bracing for a possible city crackdown. The city has vowed to protect artists, but many have voiced concerns and...
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday paused Alabama's plans to execute a man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk, acting after defense lawyers argued that a judge unfairly imposed the death penalty after a jury recommended life in prison. A statement...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An unarmed black motorist struggled with an Iowa officer and a police dog before the officer shot the driver when he tried to get away, paralyzing him, dashcam video released Thursday shows. The man rushed to his pickup truck and got back inside, then...
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — As he sat down for an interview with Time magazine for his "person of the year" profile, Donald Trump explained his tough view on illegal immigration by retrieving a copy of the Long Island newspaper Newsday and pointing to a blaring headline: "Extremely...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a company with ties to a polygamous sect to pay at least $200,000 in back wages to children who were sent to work picking pecans for long hours in the cold. U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell handed down the sharply worded order...
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the...