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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For weeks, supporters of a man sentenced to death in a 2006 murder-for-hire case urged Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life because they believe he may be innocent. In the end, they got their wish, but not because the governor doubts he's guilty...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple question — should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer-provided health insurance? — could lead to major changes in the social safety net. The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says. Additional funding also must be included to hire more immigration...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton told an audience of LGBT advocates Thursday night that the progress they've achieved in recent years may not be secure under the Donald Trump administration, and urged them to keep fighting. "I know that the election hit a lot of us hard," Clinton...
BOSTON (AP) — People looking for the perfect family pet tend to choose a dog based on appearance or breed — but that's barking up the wrong tree. "If you think they're cute, you bring them home," said Jodi Andersen, a dog trainer and author. That's why Andersen, along with...
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to carry out executions before the end of April (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A federal appeals panel has rejected an inmate's request to stop his execution, set for Thursday night, as Arkansas aims to put an inmate to death for...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley officials said Thursday they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her vow to speak next week at the university. Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks instead proposed an alternate May 2...
SEATTLE (AP) — Two Seattle police officers were shot and injured Thursday while responding to a robbery at a convenience store. One suspect was dead, authorities said, and another was being questioned. A 42-year-old female officer was listed in satisfactory condition at...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on two utility workers in a residential St. Louis neighborhood Thursday, killing both of them before fatally shooting himself. The shooting happened around 11:15 a.m. on the western edge of the city. Police say the gunman walked up to the...