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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ahmad Alabood, whose family was the first to be resettled in America as part of the "surge" refugee program, wishes President Donald Trump would help topple Syria's regime rather than press to close off U.S. borders to those fleeing a torn homeland. "The...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ken Hartle, who as a Navy diver during World War II had the grim task of retrieving bodies from ships sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 103. Hartle died Tuesday afternoon at an Escondido, California, center for people with Alzheimer's...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family representative says that Barbara Hale, who played steadfast secretary Della Street on the long-running "Perry Mason" TV series, has died. She 94. Jaqueline Stander, an agent for Hale's son, actor William Katt, said that Hale died Thursday at her Los...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who became lightheaded during news conference. (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant because of a condition he has...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request that a judge bar the state from paying 63,000 government employees to get feuding Republicans and Democrats to move on a budget deal was decried Friday by GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner, who claimed the Democrat is...
Four days after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, mental health counselors hosted a webinar on how their fellow American Muslims could cope. They surveyed the political landscape: a White House framing Islam itself as a threat, a surge in anti-Muslim hostility and...
President Donald Trump joined his chief strategist Friday in characterizing the media as "the opposition party," expressing an unusually high level of antagonism toward the press just a week into his administration. Trump, echoing comments made by strategist Steve Bannon earlier...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's episode of dizziness during a news conference Friday was unrelated to a "longstanding kidney issue," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted. Guglielmi posted the update on Twitter after Johnson appeared...
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey prosecutors said Friday they will not pursue a criminal misconduct case against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Bergen County assistant prosecutor John Higgins said in a letter that the state...