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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College's president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden's appeared on "Tucker Carlson...
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of gay rights, says pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality. "This weekend is a time for us all to reflect on the importance of tolerance and the importance of bravery and kindness, (and) the importance of us...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him during a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends. The 38-year-old black officer was off...
SEATTLE (AP) — Charleena Lyles loved to sing and dance. She adored her four children. She always smiled, even when facing obstacles. Friends and family members say the 30-year-old pregnant woman shot and killed by police this week was so much more than authorities' account of an...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert was held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54, his...
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for a man arrested on suspicion of killing his 5-year-old son, who has been missing for two months, says his client is innocent. Robert Nardoni said Saturday that 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. is adamant that he never harmed his child...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail have been detouring California's high Sierra in droves this year because of persistent snow and raging creeks. Several hikers have had close-calls while attempting to cover the 2,650-mile (4,265-kilometer) scenic trail running...
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said. Twenty-four...