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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. Comey used a speech at Georgetown University to offer his most...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. Comey used a speech at Georgetown University to offer his most...
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestinian territories...
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — On a crisp February night at the rim of the forest behind New Hampshire's Newport High School, Ruby Spitz perches on long, wide skis at the edge of a steep ramp, 65 feet above the ground and peering down at a snowy, brightly lit landing hill. This is a rare...
NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of performers have had explosive entrances. Some rise like meteors, soaring to new heights. Others find their moment in the spotlight fleeting. Few have done all of this at once and quite so literally as Gemma Kirby, the 25-year-old human cannonball at...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three young people gunned down in a condominium in North Carolina were known and admired for helping and healing others, whether it was friends and next-door neighbors or refugees located thousands of miles away, friends and family said. "They did more in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars, has died in a car crash. Police say a town car in which 73-year-old Simon was a passenger hit another car stopped at a Manhattan traffic light Wednesday...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday. Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager and production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This Saturday may be for sweethearts, but every day is Valentine's Day in one section of Philadelphia. Dozens of "Love Letter" murals brighten the walls along nearly 20 blocks of elevated transit tracks. The art mixes funky lettering with graphics and...