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ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is stepping away from his "front-line role" as a member of The Elders, the global human rights group announced Wednesday. Former South African president Nelson Mandela founded the small group of former global leaders in 2007, and the former U.S...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization. The only exceptions are if the mother's life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus can't survive...
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman armed with a rifle, body armor and extra ammunition opened fire at cars on a highway in the Phoenix outskirts, leaving at least two people injured before police captured him near a stolen car that crashed into a ditch, authorities said...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on 11 states suing the Obama administrative over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools (all times local): 3:10 p.m. One of two school districts joining 11 states in suing the Obama administration over bathroom rights for...
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The former owner of a horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife says the animal was not shot with paintballs but was instead used as a canvas at children's finger-painting parties. Doreen Weston says the white mare known as Lily was never injured by a...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Documents show an Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were found last year in Maine survived at least 26 days after getting lost. During that time, her texts went undelivered because of poor cell reception. The Boston Globe reports ( http://bit.ly/1U8KjPG...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon. In a report released Wednesday, nonpartisan congressional...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit announced Wednesday accuses the Obama...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on 11 states suing the Obama administrative over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender...