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NATICK, Mass. (AP) — The Oscar-nominated film "The Imitation Game" may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there's still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces' sophisticated...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — On U.S. 83, the highway that hugs the southern stretch of the Texas-Mexico border, law enforcement is everywhere. Even on a national holiday this week, the green-and-white trucks of U.S. Customs and Border Protection circled tirelessly around the empty...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," was found dead Thursday of a possible drug overdose at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 30. Wittels' assistant found him at his home in the Los...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A parole hearing scheduled Thursday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson has been postponed, according to a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Spokesman Luis Patino confirmed the postponement, but he could...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it's still not much. It still won't be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid,...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defying Texas' longstanding ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple wed in Austin on Thursday immediately after being granted a marriage license under a one-time court order because one of the women has cancer. The women said their union was the first legal...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday designated three new national monuments and said protecting sites revered for their natural beauty and historic significance was an American ideal. Obama used the powers of the presidency to designate the Pullman National...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. But now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist who did illegal cosmetic surgery on the side boasted at her murder trial Thursday that her body sculpting work was so popular she was dubbed "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections." Padge Victoria Windslowe, who performed under the...