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WASHINGTON (AP) - John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts. Victims' advocates say it's critical to ensuring that such students don't end up...
BOSTON (AP) — A federally backed effort to stem the rise of homegrown extremists is underway in Massachusetts, nearly three years after the White House announced the initiative on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet couldn't move. The traveling ballet group famous for performing "The Nutcracker" this time of year couldn't start their buses Thursday morning in Casper. The temperature in the central Wyoming city plunged to...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local): 9:20 a.m. Oakland's interim building chief says code enforcement inspectors have not been inside the warehouse where 36 people died in a Friday fire for at least 30 years...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean. The quake hit at 6:50 a.m. Thursday about 100 miles west of Ferndale, California. No damage or injuries were reported. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — The largest-ever survey of transgender Americans paints a grim picture of pervasive discrimination and harassment, to the point that many of them attempt suicide at some point. Released on Thursday by the National Center for Transgender Equality, the survey...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenager accused of killing a staff member at a youth treatment center and injuring another worker carried out the attacks because he wanted to leave the ranch, not because of a grudge against either person, a Utah sheriff said Wednesday. The 17-year-old...
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Soon after arriving in New Hampshire as a teenager, Abdesselam Baddaoui met two fellow refugees who accidentally ended up involved in a criminal case because, after being instructed about domestic violence laws, the wife mistakenly believed she had to...