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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who tried to join the Islamic State group sought to apologize at sentencing Thursday, tearful as a federal judge ordered her to spend 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge. Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young, who once sought to disguise a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Department stores trying to recapture their appeal to consumers are making plans to provide more experiences like spas and restaurants, and offer exclusive selections to transforms the store into more of a destination. With shoppers increasingly buying online or...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramiro Osorio Cristales was 5 years old the day Guatemalan troops dragged his mother and siblings to their deaths in a massacre. Ripped from his village, which was decimated by the soldiers, Osorio Cristales said he found himself living with a soldier who...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule:...
MIAMI (AP) — Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and U.S. health officials continue to warn pregnant women to avoid the infection zone despite the governor's assurances that the area of concern is shrinking. Florida's Department of Health says...
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The city with Iowa's highest African-American population has settled lawsuits against white police officers who roughed up three black residents, including a 13-year-old girl who was handcuffed after yelling at a passing officer to "slow down." Videos...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington. Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post's editor-in-chief, announced Thursday that she's leaving to head a new health, wellbeing and productivity startup. "I thought HuffPost would be my last act,"...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body's most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues to how this giver of life forms — and how it can go awry, leading to stillbirth, preterm birth, even...
CUSHMAN, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University says three students are missing in a cave near Cushman. A university statement says student Casey Sherwood's wife reported him and Japanese exchange students Daiki Itoh and Daisuke Takagi missing to university police Wednesday night...