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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pro-immigrant activists and the legal director of the ACLU of Oregon said Friday that officials appear to be breaking state law by holding people for federal immigration authorities at an Oregon jail where several of the detainees this week ended a hunger...
EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 6, 1937, the German airship Hindenburg burst into flames at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Thirty-five people aboard and one person on the ground died. For Saturday's 80th anniversary, the AP is republishing a version of its original coverage...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — "Oh, the humanity!" It was 80 years ago Saturday that a radio announcer from Chicago stood at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey and uttered those words into a microphone as the German airship burst into flames, killing 35 of the 97 people on board...
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping charges against two Hispanic teens accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in a restroom at a suburban Washington high school, a case cited by the White House as an example of why the president wants to crack down on illegal...
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A jury decided Friday that an Arizona prisoner convicted of killing six people in Yuma in 2005 should be sentenced to death. Jurors reached their decision after several hours of deliberations in the case of Preston Strong, who was convicted last month of the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized after having a stroke, her publicist said Friday. Maria Malta, a publicist for Sony Music, confirmed that the 85-year-old singer and songwriter was admitted into a Nashville hospital Thursday night...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court blocked an abortion restriction Friday less than two hours after Gov. Terry Branstad signed it, allowing dozens of women who had scheduled the procedure to move forward without waiting 72 hours as the new law requires. The court's...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge asked a disciplinary panel Friday to dismiss a complaint over his participation in an anti-death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked executions, calling the investigation an effort to punish him for exercising his First...
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in suburban Dallas (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A Texas officer has been charged with murder in the shooting of a black 15-year-old who was inside a car leaving a party. An arrest warrant was...