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Barely a week after taking effect, a novel state law that makes it easier for gun-rights groups to challenge local firearms measures in court is already sparking change: Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania municipalities have agreed to get rid of their potentially problematic...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 72nd annual Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. ___ SELFIE FIRST, RED CARPET NEXT Jack...
NEW YORK (AP) — Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who handled the Eric Garner chokehold case, said Sunday he hopes Democrats won't make the case an issue as he runs for a vacated congressional seat. "I would hope that they would respect the fact that there was a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen — the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II — died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91. Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey died on Jan. 5 in their Los Angeles homes...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Leaders of American Indian tribes in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains have joined an effort to retain federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide this year...
BOSTON (AP) — Jury summonses have been flying, police have been deploying and the news media has been scrambling like seldom before as two highly anticipated criminal trials get underway almost simultaneously in Massachusetts: the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon...
DETROIT (AP) — Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair. That's the feeling among automakers as they roll out new convertible models at a time when many consumers are gaining confidence in the economy and have more money to spend on...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? "We have a lot of people buy...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies, and cheaper gasoline at the pump raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense. Oil prices always...