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CINCINNATI (AP) — Christopher Lee Cornell showed little direction in his life, spending hours playing video games in his bedroom in his parents' apartment, rarely going out or working, and voicing distrust of the government and the media. But in recent weeks, his parents say,...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's been delivering a message to potential donors and staffers urging him to jump head-first into a campaign for president: Relax. Speaking far more openly about a potential White House bid than he has publicly in the past...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's new Republican governor has signed a bill making the state the first in the nation to require high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before graduation. Thursday night's signing by Gov. Doug Ducey came after swift action by the...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Days after announcing that a Muslim call to prayer would echo from its historic chapel tower, Duke University changed course Thursday following a flurry of calls and emails objecting to the plan. Instead, Muslims will gather for their call to prayer in a...
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed the convicted ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola banker and the rape of his wife. Johnny Shane Kormondy was pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison, shortly after the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher who showed a movie featuring graphic sex and violence to a high school class has been convicted of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. A jury convicted Sheila Kearns of four felony counts on Thursday. The convictions carry...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Thursday became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation. The swift action by the Arizona Legislature comes as states around the country take up similar measures. The proposal...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The hospital treating victims of a deadly prison bus crash in West Texas said Thursday that relatives aren't being allowed to visit the inmates because of a longstanding policy, despite demands from the inmates' families to see them. Eight inmates and two...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University canceled its plan to use a chapel tower for a weekly call to prayer for Muslims after getting bombarded with calls and emails from alumni and others, officials said Thursday. Instead, Muslims will gather for their call to prayer in a grassy...