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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday detailed how Robin Williams' took his life, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Needing to net six seats in November to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans ought to be able to count on reliably conservative Alaska as something of a gimme. But they'll first have to settle on a candidate. And as the Republicans on next...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting a $75 million national advertising blitz, both parties' House campaign arms on Tuesday began running television spots that are not expected to relent before November's elections. In New York and New Jersey, the Democratic Congressional Committee began...
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout. But customers couldn't figure out how to work the "Scan & Go" app...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Tuesday that it was awarding $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to reduce the cost of advanced placement exams for low-income students. The department said the reduced cost will encourage...
CHICAGO (AP) — In the wake of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in suburban St. Louis, civil-rights groups and a lawyer for the teen's family have compared Michael Brown's death to other racially charged killings of black men. Here's a look at some prominent...
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams' personal assistant found the actor Monday in a bedroom at his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at how much each state received in Education Department grants to reduce the cost of advanced placement exams for low-income students. The grant covers advanced placement exams administered by the College Board, the International Baccalaureate...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The wife and three children of an American man charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea are asking for mercy for him. The family of Jeffrey Edward Fowle, of Miamisburg in southwestern Ohio, appeared a news conference at their attorney's office Tuesday...