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CINCINNATI (AP) — Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling down a highway. In the final message attributed to her, she pleaded: "My death needs to mean something. ... Fix society. Please."...
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that would have been unheard of not long ago: license plates from Sinaloa, Mexico, home to one of the world's most violent drug cartels...
NEW YORK (AP) — A father was suspected of shooting his family in their home Saturday on a quiet New York City block, an attack on three generations that left two women and a girl dead and a second girl badly wounded, according to police and relatives. Police said they were...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two women were shot to death and six people were wounded early Saturday at a house party in Omaha, authorities said. The police department issued a news release about the shootings at the small tan house in the city's northeast, but it didn't say whether it...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders in nation's largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist Convention congregations. The Rev. Russell...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks. Everytown for Gun Safety...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices have been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers. "Every movement we make in farming takes fuel," Kansas cattle rancher...
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation restricting gay rights even as the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to decide whether same-sex couples can marry. The roughly half-dozen bills are viewed as political longshots unlikely to become law. Still, they create a...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two women were shot and killed and six other people were wounded in an early-morning attack at a home in Nebraska's largest city, Omaha. Police say officers responded to a report of gunfire at a home at the intersection of North 34th and Parker...