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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys for four Florida A&M band members charged in a drum major's death said Tuesday that the state's anti-hazing law is so vague that what happened on the band bus can be considered a contest, not hazing. Fifteen former band members were...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims. The former Arizona congresswoman...
LOS REYES LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) — The chemotherapy stopped working last spring, as did the radiation. Doctors had already removed a kidney. So Harvard University junior Dario Guerrero Meneses did what any computer-savvy millennial might do for a dying parent — he searched online...
Alarmed by the broad expansion of same-sex marriage set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures — seeking exemptions that would allow some groups, companies and people with religious objections to refuse benefits...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday launched a nine-state tour in which she's advocating for tougher gun laws that she says will help protect women and families. The former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson...
Alarmed by the broad expansion of same-sex marriage set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures — seeking exemptions that would allow some groups, companies and people with religious objections to refuse benefits...
UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was killed on his wedding day when a pickup truck carrying him, his new wife and friends crashed. Friends and family were mourning the deaths Andrew Bloomfield, 27, of Galion, and his 26-year-old friend Elizabeth Shelton, who were killed...
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a Liberian man who later died of the disease understood the risks and tried to reassure her family that she would be safe, a family friend said. When Nina Pham's mother learned her daughter was caring for Thomas...
A Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat his own infection with the deadly virus after getting a similar treatment. The reason: Antibodies in the blood of a survivor may help a patient fight off the germ. Dr. Kent Brantly...