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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. He was a big personality who rather enjoyed the spotlight, and he did not often shy from controversy. Scalia deeply influenced a generation of conservative legal thinkers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. The service's...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge neighborhood was awakened before dawn Saturday by a barrage of gunfire, with police saying two officers were wounded as they traded shots with a man they had been chasing. Neighbors say dozens of shots were fired in an exchange that also...
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope. Hope that by blocking a new federal rule cutting power-plant emissions, the court has turned the tide after years of regulations and declining production. Hope...
CLARK FORK, Idaho (AP) — A hiking trail in northern Idaho reopened Saturday, but with an admonishment to hikers: don't feed the goats. The U.S. Forest Service closed Scotchman Peak Trail in Kaniksu National Forest last fall after human handouts had made mountain goats aggressive...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run. In a jailhouse interview, Hossein Nayeri told the Orange County Register ( http://bit.ly/1VbZNER ) he...
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child's brain than an adult's, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn. In fact, one of the worst offenders when a tot's trying to listen is...
NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged residents to...
FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Multiple fatalities have been reported in a pileup police say involves more than 50 vehicles on Interstate 78 in central Pennsylvania. The crash happened about 9:45 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of the interstate in Bethel Township, about 75...