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WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there's no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled to Syria to join Islamic fighters...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday...
Pope Francis has chosen a bishop known as a moderate to replace retiring Cardinal Francis George as head of the high-profile Chicago archdiocese. The Vatican said Saturday that the pontiff had appointed Monsignor Blase Cupich, 65, a native of Nebraska, for the post that had been...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public...
NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The newest Marine recruit in San Diego is 6 months old and has four legs. The corps says Pfc. Smedley Butler — an English bulldog — graduated Friday with Kilo Company in a ceremony at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Smedley is the newest depot mascot, replacing...
Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday. The employee, who worked in the nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital,...
The Associated Press has learned that Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, will be the next archbishop of Chicago. A person with knowledge of the selection says Cupich (SOO-pitch) will succeed Cardinal Francis George. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because...