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JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — A black Missouri woman says she was fired from her job after criticizing a coffee shop on social media for displaying a "Back the Blue" sign supporting police. Brandi Wilson told the Southeast Missourian newspaper that she found the sign at Ground-A-Bout in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S...
Republican lawmakers in six states have pushed this year for legal protections for motorists who hit protesters blocking traffic. Fairly or not, they're facing an intense backlash now that violent images of a car ramming into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally have...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists. The right whales, which summer off of New England and Canada, are...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elvis Presley has been dead for 40 years, but the King's legacy is alive and well in Las Vegas. Elvis impersonators remain a staple of Las Vegas kitsch, performing at casino venues, wedding chapels and street stages while decked out in garish jumpsuits,...
President Donald Trump's condemnation of hate groups — two days after his initially equivocal response to a deadly attack at a rally in Virginia — disappointed and even angered some of the white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis who supported and felt emboldened by...
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The nuclear conflict with North Korea that has made Guam the target of a threatened attack has led to new calls to change the government of the Pacific island whose inhabitants are American citizens but have no say in electing the president or the use of...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Luther Strange on Tuesday looked to support from President Donald Trump to help carry him to the victory — or at least a runoff — in the Alabama Senate Republican primary, while his GOP rivals continued to batter him as the candidate of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — New data show U.S. motor vehicle deaths and injuries were down slightly in the first six months of 2017, although they were still significantly higher than they were two years ago. The preliminary figures were compiled by the National Safety Council, which gets...