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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama on Monday said their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited via the Internet. Hassan Shibly spoke at the mosque on behalf of the parents of...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. The farm in northwest Iowa's Osceola County has nearly 10 percent of the state's...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two. The Seattle Times staff...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic abuse, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two. The Seattle Times staff...
The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments: ___ JOURNALISM Public Service: The Post and Courier, of Charleston, South Carolina, for "Till Death Do Us Part," a riveting series that probed why South Carolina is among the deadliest states in the union...
Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects — lethal or otherwise — are captured on video by law enforcement or...
The killings last year of unarmed black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City touched off a national debate over police conduct that has continued with the recent deaths of black men at the hands of law enforcement in North Charleston, South...
The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. Some...
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism. Mohiuddin, 39, is an American citizen, longtime Californian and a vice...