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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance in a vote to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants despite international outrage over video of militants beheading their captives and burning one alive. War...
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is war memorial honoring fallen World War I and II soldiers, dividing them into two categories: "white" and "colored." Welborn Adams, Greenwood's white Democratic-leaning mayor, believes the bronze...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An emergency text notice of a shooting at the University of South Carolina led to locked and barricaded doors, but didn't stop classes at the state's flagship university. Police officers quickly determined the shooting was a murder-suicide, isolated to one...
Several state legislatures are debating vaccine-related measures as dozens of people have fallen ill from a measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in December and spread beyond the theme park. Here is a look at some of the legislation around the country: CALIFORNIA Three...
DENVER (AP) — As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans. Though the stereotype of a vaccine skeptic is a coastal, back-to-the-land type, it's generally been Democratic-...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Barack Obama's proposal to make two years of college free will get a key test Friday as he travels to Indiana, a red state where making college more affordable and increasing graduation rates are squarely in the spotlight. Obama's plan is part of a...
NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer who admits spreading terrorist threats after the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies should be sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison under a plea deal he reached last year, government lawyers say while his lawyers have urged a judge to...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's decade-long, multi-billion dollar effort to overhaul its 911 system is $700 million over budget and years behind schedule due to a series of mistakes made by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration, according to a Department of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Five infants who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have been diagnosed with measles and about 10 more children, including some also too young for vaccinations, could have been exposed to the disease, health officials said Thursday. The Illinois and Cook...