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NEW YORK (AP) — Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection "Jesus' Son," has died at age 67. Johnson died Wednesday, according to his literary agent, Nicole Aragi. Johnson died of liver cancer...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding. The future of virtual schools is part of the larger school-choice debate...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP held onto Montana's sole House seat, despite last-minute assault charges filed against its candidate. The final unofficial tally in Thursday's election showed wealthy Republican...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The military on Friday will honor more than a dozen deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service...
ATLANTA (AP) — This much everyone can agree on: A small Civil War museum, nestled in an old farmhouse at the site of a purported battlefield, has closed its doors and boxed up its Confederate and Union artifacts. The leaders of a volunteer group that runs the Nash Farm...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a...
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Hillary Clinton isn't mentioning Donald Trump by name, but she peppered her Wellesley College commencement address with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election. Clinton on Friday urged the graduating class at her Massachusetts alma...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the 1981 death of an infant is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children who were in her care around that time. The Bexar (bayr) County...
CHICAGO (AP) — How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago. Inmates in the jail's medium-security Division 11 can now order pizzas made with the finest ingredients in the kind of ovens...