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WASHINGTON (AP) — One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police said a drive-by shooting killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children, in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and has struggled with crime. A woman and two children,...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police said two people were killed and five others wounded, including a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, in a shooting Sunday in the Lower Ninth Ward, a neighborhood ravaged by Hurricane Katrina that has struggled with crime. The children and another...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 20-year-old man shot and seriously wounded a friend Sunday, then killed himself in a hotel at the edge of the French Quarter after a three-hour standoff with police, authorities said. The shootings took place Sunday morning in a 17th-floor room at The Westin...
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Authorities say 24 people stranded on a roller coaster have been rescued from near the top of the ride at Six Flags America in Maryland. Prince George's County Fire officials say it took about five hours Sunday to rescue 17 adults and seven children...
Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-year ratification push failed in 1982, yet its backers on Capitol Hill, in the Illinois statehouse and elsewhere are making clear...
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a roller coaster carrying 24 people has become stuck near the top of the ride and fire officials are trying to rescue them at Six Flags America in Maryland. Prince George's County Fire officials were called to The Joker's Jinx roller...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The husband of a jogger found strangled in a park has been charged with her murder, police said Sunday, days after they warned female runners to take extra precautions until the killer was caught. Authorities announced the arrest of 48-year-old Christopher...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The husband of a jogger found strangled in a park has been charged with her murder, police said Sunday, days after they warned female runners to take extra precautions until the killer was caught. Authorities announced the arrest of 48-year-old Christopher...