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CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Clarence and Shauna Washington hosted a Fourth of July bash for their friends and family, and their three daughters loved to play with neighbors and ride bikes in their close-knit cluster of homes just outside the historic, quaint town of Culpeper. On Monday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of James Brady, the White House press secretary who was wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, says he has died. Brady was 73. Brady undertook a personal crusade for gun control after he suffered a devastating head...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's juvenile jails are extremely violent and unsafe, the result of a deeply ingrained culture of violence in which guards routinely violate constitutional rights of teenage inmates and subject them to "rampant use of unnecessary and excessive force,"...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation's top party school. The No. 1 ranking was revealed Monday by The Princeton Review based on a nationwide survey of 130,000 students. Syracuse's student newspaper ranked second best among the 379 colleges...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation's top party school. The No. 1 ranking was revealed Monday by The Princeton Review based on a nationwide survey of 130,000 students. Syracuse's student newspaper ranked second best among the 379 colleges...
CINCINNATI (AP) — For Chris Seelbach, the legal challenges to state bans on gay marriage being argued this week in Cincinnati mark another milestone — not just for gay rights, but for the city he calls home. He campaigned a decade ago to repeal a 1990s charter amendment that...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Violent rap lyrics should not have been admitted into evidence in an attempted murder trial, New Jersey's highest court ruled Monday. The ruling upholds an appeals court that had thrown out Vonte Skinner's conviction for shooting a fellow drug dealer in 2005...
CINCINNATI (AP) — For Chris Seelbach, the legal challenges to state bans on gay marriage being argued this week in federal appeals court in Cincinnati mark another milestone — not just for gay rights, but for the city he calls home. He campaigned a decade ago to repeal a 1990s...
In April, The Associated Press revealed that the U.S. Agency for International Development had overseen the creation of a secret "Cuban Twitter" program to stir political dissent on the island and bypass Cuba's stranglehold on the Internet. But that program was part of a larger...