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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46. Koko was taught sign language from an early age as...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Mayors of major U.S. cities who gathered Thursday at a holding facility for immigrant children at Texas' border with Mexico said President Trump has failed to address a humanitarian crisis of his own making with an executive order to halt the separation of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump is throwing out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth. Trump has revoked an executive...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney did not ride a donkey. But the one-time presidential nominee and now candidate for Senate did cheer enthusiastically at a donkey basketball game, campaigning on the ground in Utah like a homegrown hero — even though he grew up somewhere else...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president apologized Thursday for emails in which he said a victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer. John Engler issued the written statement more than...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to reamin with their parents (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Mayors who gathered at a holding facility for immigrant children at Texas...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal judge says the U.S. government's beleaguered consumer finance watchdog agency is unconstitutionally structured. Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan reached the conclusion about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a written decision issued...
WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Koko the gorilla who mastered sign language, raised kittens and once playfully tried on the glasses of the late actor Robin Williams, has died. She was 46. The Gorilla Foundation says the western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's...