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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades. Looking to November's election, Obama...
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, university officials said Friday. Coger, a 21-year-old forward who had recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to be...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned the feticide conviction of a woman found guilty of killing her premature infant by taking abortion-inducing drugs. The ruling issued Friday comes in the case of Purvi Patel, who was convicted of neglect and feticide...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without major chaos, eyes now turn to Philadelphia. As the nation's fifth largest city, it provides a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. A registered Republican, he would be seeking an open seat vacated by Republican David Vitter. "I'm proud to announce my candidacy for...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A written tribute from the wife of Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald was handed out Friday before his funeral, saying his memory "will continue to bridge the gap and foster peace in the country he lived, loved and died for." Dechia Gerald, now a...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In-flight instructions used by astronaut John Glenn during his historic 1962 Mercury spaceflight have been sold at auction. Nate D. Sanders Auctions said the instructions used by Glenn as he became the first American to orbit Earth sold Thursday in Los...
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation's largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade. Drawn...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence imposed against a man who fatally shot a sheriff during a 2005 drug raid Kansas hasn't executed anyone in more than 50 years, and Friday's decision in Scott Cheever's case is only the second time...