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NEW YORK (AP) — The son convicted of plundering New York philanthropist Brooke Astor's fortune has died. Lawyer Kenneth Warner says Anthony Marshall died Sunday in New York. Warner didn't immediately have information on the cause of Marshall's death, but the 90-year-old had been...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Between the avocado and grapefruit displays, Adolfo Briceno approaches customers in the bustling Hispanic supermarket to ask whether they have health insurance. Turn left at the bucket of flower bouquets, he tells dozens of shoppers on a recent...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — In the waning days of 1964, University of California, Berkeley, students inspired by the fight for racial equality found their collective voice in challenging a campus ban on political advocacy. On Dec. 2, following weeks of demonstrations and failed...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight. The new Orion spacecraft is not going to Mars just yet; Thursday's debut will be unmanned and last just 4½ hours. But it will be the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After nearly a decade in legal wrangling, a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court. A key witness will be none other than the company's legendary late founder Steve Jobs,...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white police officer. Soon, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot!" became a rallying cry for protesters in the streets of this St. Louis...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After nearly a decade in legal wrangling, a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court. Attorneys for consumers and electronics retailers claim Apple Inc. used software in its...
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies. For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. But only if their scout...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who is the incoming chairman of the Senate committee overseeing education, says his top education priority is fixing the landmark Bush-...