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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lewis Reynolds didn't understand what had been done to him when he was 13. Years later, after getting married, the Lynchburg man discovered he couldn't father children. The reason: He had been sterilized by the state. Reynolds was among more than 7,000...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana products. The legislation forbids the smoking of...
PHOENIX (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. A large, white llama and a smaller black llama darted through the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers. The decision quietly played out...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday called on Republican Rep. Sheila Butt to apologize for what they said was a racist Facebook post, and said she should be removed from her leadership position. In a speech on the House floor, Butt defended...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, has died, his spokesman said Thursday. The 54-year-old Schweich had been taken to the hospital after what his staff described as a "medical situation" at his home in the St. Louis...
CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says no, people across more than 30 states could...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of a $150,000 pearl-adorned dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at Sunday's Academy Awards. Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Bowman says the dress was reported stolen from a West Hollywood hotel around 11:20...
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man was convicted Thursday of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while the couple was on a walk with one of their young sons in New Jersey. A jury deliberated for less than four hours before convicting Kashif Parvaiz of scheming...