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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A foster father accused of sexually abusing six of the more than 100 boys he cared for over two decades was acquitted Tuesday of all charges against him. The verdict came on the seventh day of jury deliberations in a case that put a national focus on the...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white police officer charged with murder after he was recorded killing a black motorist running from a traffic stop planned to plead guilty Tuesday to violating his civil rights, according to a copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A respected moderate Republican lawmaker dealt a significant blow Tuesday to the languishing GOP health care bill, saying he opposes it even as House leaders seek support from holdouts in hopes of pushing the measure through the chamber this week. Rep. Fred...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Senate hearing on religious hate crimes (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A Justice Department official says better data on religious hate crimes is needed to fully address the problem. Eric Treene, the department's Special Counsel for Religious...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Schoolchildren who visit the First White House of the Confederacy learn that its famous former resident, President Jefferson Davis, was leader of a "heroic resistance" who was "held by his Negroes in genuine affection as well as highest esteem." Such...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights and law enforcement leaders are planning to tell lawmakers about a spike in religious hate crimes in the U.S. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday will also hear from a Justice Department official on ways to address the problem. One of the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yesica Sanchez recently found a notice attached to the front door of her two-bedroom apartment that said her rent was almost doubling. The divorced mother held the paper in her hand in a state of shock. "We wanted to faint. After I pay all of my bills, I...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing. "I can't...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new report finds the Philadelphia Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices are improving, but also shows officers are still stopping thousands of people without a legal reason. The court-ordered report is part of a monitoring process ordered in a 2011...