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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Confederate battle emblem still waves on the Mississippi flag and appears in little danger of being erased anytime soon. Legislators have filed bills that propose to either change the flag that has been used since 1894 or punish schools, universities,...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of killing a woman and her two children almost 20 years ago asked the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his life on Monday, a day before his scheduled execution. Mark Christeson, 37, is set for lethal injection Tuesday evening at the state...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From Dubai to Los Angeles, President Donald Trump's order barring travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. has thrown the lives of thousands into limbo. Some legal U.S. residents and visitors from the affected nations are...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Don't talk about airport protests in Trump Country. In the states that propelled Donald Trump to the White House, the president's fans couldn't be much happier with his executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It was a green Monday in Maine. The first tangible results of state voters' decision to legalize marijuana were felt as possession and home growth of marijuana became legal. Voters narrowly passed the ballot question in November, and the waiting period...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama praised protesters who amassed across the country in opposition to President Donald Trump's immigration orders, breaking his silence on political issues for the first time since leaving office. "The president fundamentally...
NEW YORK (AP) — The man on trial again for murder in the case of a 6-year-old New York City boy who vanished 37 years ago is innocent, and his surprise confession in one of the nation's most influential missing children's cases was wrongly obtained, his lawyer said Monday. Pedro...
CHICAGO (AP) — Activists who say too many poor people are unfairly languishing in U.S. jails because they can't afford to post cash bail are increasingly deploying a new tactic: Bailing out strangers. Community groups are collecting donations from individuals, churches, cities...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials are expected to release information about how they solved the 1976 rape and killing of the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and District Attorney Jackie Lacey have set a news conference Monday...