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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Already among the leaders in abortion restrictions, Missouri could be poised to enact one of the nation's longest mandatory waiting periods for women wanting to terminate a pregnancy. Missouri legislators are to convene Wednesday for a session devoted...
ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage. Chick-fil-...
MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A man credited with rescuing a woman allegedly held captive for two months by a southwestern Indiana couple says the woman begged him to help her escape. Ron Higgs tells WEHT-TV his ex-wife and her boyfriend were holding the woman in a small wooden cage...
MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A man credited with rescuing a woman allegedly held captive for two months by a southwestern Indiana couple says the woman begged him to help her escape. Ron Higgs tells WEHT-TV this ex-wife and her boyfriend were holding the woman in a small wooden...
CHICAGO (AP) — Four children were killed early Monday in a fire on Chicago's South Side and their mother and her boyfriend were critically injured, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. The children included a 5-year-old and a 15- or 16-year-old girl and two...
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — With climate change still a political minefield, leaders in some U.S. communities are avoiding the subject even as they prepare for potentially severe consequences such as flooding and heat waves. City planners and other local officials are shoring up...
CHICAGO (AP) — Four children were killed early Monday in a fire on Chicago's South Side, authorities said. Chicago Fire Department Chief Michael Fox told reporters at the scene that the first firefighters to arrive found "heavy fire blowing" from the building's windows. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has begun planning the conservation and...
An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are blacks. Some of the least racially or ethnically balanced police...