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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As thousands of delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, it's not just politics they have to contend with — it's also the hot and sticky weather. The heat wave that descended on the city is expected show no mercy on Sunday with...
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A wildfire burning in the mountainous Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles has grown to more than 17 square miles. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says the fire is...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral for a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain shot to death on duty. Kansas City, Kansas, police Capt. Robert Melton was fatally shot Tuesday by a suspect fleeing law enforcement. A 20-year-old man, Jamaal Lewis...
NEW YORK (AP) — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman...
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 8:50 a.m. A wildfire burning in wilderness north of Los Angeles expanded significantly overnight to more than 8½ square miles. Much of the sky over greater Los Angeles is filled with heavy smoke...
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — An attorney in Oregon is supporting political candidates who promise to address racial profiling in policing. In suburban Ohio, a mother says she and her friends will push for better racial integration in their children's high school. And in rural...
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — California bore down Saturday against the continuing heat and wildfires that have forced the evacuations of hundreds of homes as red-flag warnings of extreme fire danger predicted gusty winds and scorching, dry air. For a second day, triple-digit...
A new poll shows that Americans generally support some of the most often-proposed limits on gun ownership, including universal background checks and banning semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15. Yet behind that support are deep divisions based on political party, geography,...
Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Nearly two-thirds of...