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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is announcing a new phase in efforts to combat human trafficking. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says federal officials are looking for cities to participate in the next phase of a program aimed at streamlining trafficking investigations...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Baseball history will be made on a field of wistful dreams in Northern California's wine country Thursday with the appearance of the sport's first openly gay active professional. Pitcher Sean Conroy, 23, is scheduled to take the mound in his first start for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans. Whether you call it the...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has given up on barring corporations from the political arena and is instead attempting to expose every penny spent by them. State leaders began crafting the expansive new election law in 2012, after the U.S. Supreme Court cited its earlier Citizens...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The latest on Kansas' first-in-the nation ban on a procedure that anti-abortion activists call "dismemberment abortion." (All times local): ___ 2 p.m. An anti-abortion leader in Kansas says a judge's decision to block a new abortion law has renewed her group'...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans. Whether you call it the...
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A couple who says they were scared away from their new $1.4 million home because of creepy letters from a stalker has sued the sellers for not telling them about a person with a "mentally disturbed fixation" on the house. Derek and Maria Broaddus said the...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill aims...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Assembly has approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated. It's one of the last major obstacles before one of the nation's strictest vaccine bills heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. The bill...