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PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98. Conquest's wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday of pneumonia in Palo Alto, California. Conquest was the author...
BOSTON (AP) — From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city. The mayor is expected to discuss the proposal Wednesday morning at a city park where he'll...
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight cities from Jackson, Mississippi, to Seattle are the first winners in a $42 million, 100-city data-use contest sponsored by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation. Bloomberg Philanthropies is announcing the first winners Wednesday in its "What...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding. The proposed deal, which will be part of a reorganization plan...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his arms. "You don't get to swing at me like that," a deputy says to the 8-year-old child, the interaction caught by a video camera. "You...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his arms. "You don't get to swing at me like that," a deputy says to the 8-year-old child, the interaction caught by a video camera. "You...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Someone fired a gun inside a car on the National Mall after witnesses reported a fight inside the vehicle Tuesday afternoon, but there was no indication anyone was injured, police said. Police found the car later in the day in northwest Washington and arrested...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday. It's the fourth consecutive summer in which the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis...
SEATTLE (AP) — One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago. Researchers sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are sampling the Pacific Ocean. They say...