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The Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington released its annual list Sunday of the top 50 American donors to nonprofit organizations in 2014. Here are five things to know about their contributions: WIDER WALLETS Donations from the top 50 were up 27.5 percent over 2013, to $9.8...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Every step used to be a miracle for Adam Taliaferro. Now the onetime Penn State defensive back — whose NFL dreams were ended by a devastating spinal cord injury — is running. Fifteen years after a hit left him motionless on the Ohio Stadium turf, Taliaferro...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — They are sisters, born just two years apart. Now they are divided by the aisle of a courtroom. Shayanna Jenkins sits behind her fiance, Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriot on trial for murder. Shaneah Jenkins sits with the family of Odin...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who vanished from a base in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon is set to face trial more than a decade after the puzzling case began. Cpl. Wassef Hassoun's court martial on desertion and other charges starts Monday at Camp Lejeune. Defense...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's civil commitment program for sex offenders has been under fire for years by people who say it's unconstitutional because it amounts to a life sentence. A federal judge has pressured state lawmakers to change the program to address concerns, but...
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A teenager who police say opened fire at a Pittsburgh-area mall, shooting his intended target as well as two bystanders, was arrested early Sunday, and the three victims remain hospitalized. Gunfire erupted inside the Macy's department store at the...
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A terminally ill woman whose desire to have her same-sex marriage recognized by Indiana before she died helped galvanize efforts to overturn the state's gay marriage ban has lost her battle with cancer. Niki Quasney died Thursday, gay rights advocacy group...
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A quiet, suburban neighborhood outside Atlanta was left reeling after a man shot six people — killing four of them, including his ex-wife and several children — before ending the rampage by fatally turning the gun on himself, police said. The shooting...
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Neighbors along a quiet, suburban street outside Atlanta were left horrified after police say a man shot six people — killing four of them, including his ex-wife and several children — before ending the rampage by fatally turning the gun on himself. The...