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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Embattled Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber had reached a decision to resign because of an ethics scandal surrounding him and his fiancée, but he changed his mind for reasons that are unclear, three people with direct knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. They...
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says longtime '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon has been killed in New York City car crash. He was 73 years old. The crash happened Wednesday in Manhattan. Police say a town car in which he was a passenger hit another car. Simon and the town car's driver...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedy Central is mulling a "short list" of replacements for "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, a decision that could affect how much influence the show has on the 2016 presidential campaign. Also at issue: Whether Stewart, an executive producer for "Daily Show"...
The slayings of three young Muslims near the University of North Carolina tapped a deep well of fear and anger over bias toward American Muslims. The hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter spread widely on Twitter. When Chapel Hill police said a preliminary investigation indicated a parking...
CHICAGO (AP) — A plot twist in a legal drama featuring a mobster and a violin played out Wednesday when a prison chaplain announced in court minutes before his trial was to start that he was guilty of trying to help an imprisoned mob hit man recover a hidden Stradivarius. Eugene...
Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use. The study by the American Cancer Society and several...
BOSTON (AP) — With the streets boxed in by mountains of snow, florists in Boston and surrounding areas of New England are struggling to deliver Valentine's Day flowers. Mitchell Check, who owns Check the Florist in Providence, Rhode Island, said he has hired extra drivers and is...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West says he has nothing but respect for Beck. The Grammys? Not so much. West paid a visit on Ryan Seacrest and his "On Air" radio show Wednesday to expound on his post-Grammy diss of the surprise Album of the Year winner. The rapper walked up the steps at...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A businessman who specialized in disaster recovery and bribed former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin with more than $150,000 in cash and gifts to steer work his way after Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison. Frank Fradella pleaded guilty...