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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says police and firefighters react instinctively without hesitation in emergencies to put other people's lives above theirs. Biden is presenting the Medal of Valor to 22 police officers and firefighters in a ceremony at the White House...
CHICAGO (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest says he'll plead guilty to trying to help a convicted mobster recover an expensive violin hidden in a Wisconsin home. Sixty-five-year-old Eugene Klein made the announcement Wednesday just as his federal trial was about to get underway...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The question of who can replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" seems roughly akin to asking his fans what might serve for the sun. His passion, wit and boldness make for a magical combination that will be difficult to re-create when Stewart steps away as host...
NEW YORK (AP) — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation says it will give $75 million over the next five years to local jail operators proposing new ways to reduce the number of people spending time behind bars. MacArthur President Julia Stasch says Wednesday that...
CHICAGO (AP) — Little League International has stripped Jackie Robinson West of the national title that the Chicago team won last summer after an investigation revealed it had falsified boundaries to field ineligible players. In a stunning Wednesday announcement that came months...
CHICAGO (AP) — Little League International has stripped Jackie Robinson West of the national title that the Chicago team won last summer after an investigation revealed it had falsified boundaries to field ineligible players. In a stunning Wednesday announcement that came months...
DENVER (AP) — Texas lived up to its reputation for swift justice by taking just three days to seat a jury for the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in "American Sniper." But jury selection in two other major U.S. cases is taking much longer...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it. The House is expected to pass the bill easily Wednesday afternoon, capping weeks of debate over one of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan. Until this week...