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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he's seriously considering a third run for the White House — a dramatic shift for the last Republican presidential nominee after months of insisting his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress and a state supreme court have thrown the political hot potato known as Keystone XL straight back onto President Barack Obama's lap. So loath is Obama to making a decision about the proposed oil pipeline that deliberations have entered...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night. Investigators have presented senior-level Justice Department officials such...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some of Missouri's top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and records released Friday show. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A teen charged with raping and killing his high school math teacher had a bloody box cutter and women's underwear in his backpack when he was detained, according to two police officers who testified at a hearing Friday. But Philip Chism's mother, in her...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor scrutinized for referring young patients for late-term abortions remains barred from practicing medicine after a state board declared Friday that her inadequate record-keeping justified the revocation of her license. The State Board of Healing...
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Emergency responders say three people were shot and wounded at a suburban Kansas City gun shop and a fourth person was wounded at a nearby location. Johnson County MED-ACT spokeswoman Angela Fera says crews were called around 2:15 p.m. Friday to a store...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men are attempting what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a grueling ascent of a half-mile of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park using only their hands and feet. Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa Rosa, California, and...
NEW YORK (AP) — An Islamic cleric convicted of terrorism charges in plots to kidnap tourists in Yemen in 1998 and build a terrorist training camp in Oregon was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who called his actions "barbaric" and "misguided." Lawyers for Mustafa...