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RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary. The body of attorney Mark Mayfield was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats...
A Georgia-based agency active in international adoptions has decided to go out of business after being punished with a 90-day suspension over allegations of improper documentation in its operations in Congo. In a letter to the roughly 120 families it was serving, One World...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting a suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a $76 million funding package for a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths. The bridge district's board of...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Mexican law enforcement on Thursday crossed into Arizona by helicopter and fired two shots at U.S. border agents, a union spokesman said. The U.S. Border Patrol said in a statement that a Mexican law enforcement chopper crossed about 100 yards north into the...
Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border. KVOA-TV reports that Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation when the incident happened early Thursday morning on the Tohono O’...
Dramatic video has emerged of the moment the owner of a dog shot dead by a policeman searching for a missing boy confronted cops over the killing. Sean Kendall, 27, berated the officers only minutes after his dog was shot in the head last week by a Salt Lake City police officer...
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a 31-year-old man of killing and raping a University of New Hampshire college student following a trial filled with lurid details of sexual domination, experimentation and violence. The jury in Strafford Superior Court found Seth...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A 100-year-old Army veteran of World War II is finally getting his high school diploma — as is his great-grandson. George Hulka Jr. made it to eighth grade at a one-room schoolhouse and worked on his family's dairy farm in the upstate New York town...