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WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators nationwide protesting the fatal shootings of unarmed black men killed by police chanted "I can't breathe!" ''Hands up, don't shoot!" and waved signs that read "Black lives matter!" as family members of three victims packed a stage in front of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate unexpectedly cleared the way Saturday night for swift passage of a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill that highlighted fissures inside both political parties in an era of divided government. The agreement capped a day of intrigue in which...
BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — About 400 mourners packed a chapel in Mississippi on Saturday to say goodbye to a 19-year-old woman who was burned alive, among them classmates who used permanent markers to write heartfelt messages on her white metal coffin. "Fly high, Jessica," said...
BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a woman set on fire in Mississippi and left to die by the side of the road. The Rev. Eric Greggs noted that classmates' wishes at the packed service for 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on Saturday included "Fly...
As the second anniversary of the Newtown school shooting arrives on Sunday, local officials and others touched by the tragedy have been busy on many fronts as the town continues its recovery from the massacre of 20 children and six educators. Some families that channeled grief...
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Californians cleaned up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on the Southwest. Perhaps the biggest job was in Camarillo, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, where a Friday mudslide...
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Californians are cleaning up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on Arizona. Perhaps the biggest job was in Camarillo, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, where a mudslide made 13 homes...
A much-anticipated Vatican report on U.S. women's religious orders, which was ordered under Pope Benedict XVI, will be released Tuesday in Rome — and its contents will be closely watched for any sign of changed relations between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and nuns under Pope...
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — In a state with a long history of lousy education, and a bad habit of not paying for it, nowhere is the problem more profound than in this tiny town in the middle of Mississippi. Durant Public School teachers spend their nights on the Internet, searching for...