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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...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who pleaded guilty to killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage is set to be sentenced. Megan Huntsman faces up to life in prison at a hearing Monday afternoon in Provo. She pleaded guilty in February and said in...
DALLAS (AP) — Music legend Willie Nelson is jumping into the movement to commercialize marijuana and plans to roll out his own brand of cannabis that he intends to make "the best on the market." The singer-songwriter announced in a statement Monday that Willie's Reserve will be...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Relatives, activists and even Baltimore city officials have more questions than answers about what happened to Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died one week after he was rushed to the hospital with spinal injuries following an encounter with four Baltimore...