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NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell. Rates also dropped or held steady for nearly all the leading causes of death. The one...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Timothy Geithner, a key player in the U.S. government's 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc., is due back in court Wednesday in a trial of a lawsuit filed by the insurance giant's former CEO over the handling of the rescue. On Tuesday, Geithner...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples until their hands are forced. Now, gay rights advocates are preparing to...
DALLAS (AP) — The family of a man diagnosed with the first U.S. case of Ebola again visited him at the hospital Tuesday but declined to view him via video the last time had been too upsetting. Relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan glimpsed him using a video system at Dallas' Texas...
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — More than 50 sperm whales emerged off the Southern California coast in an extremely rare, hours-long sighting that had whale watchers and scientists giddy with excitement. Pods of mothers and juveniles rolled and played with dolphins Monday a few...
The Supreme Court turned away appeals this week that effectively raised the number of states allowing the practice from 19 to 30. On Tuesday, a federal appeals court rejected bans in Idaho and Nevada, which would become the 31st and 32nd states with same-sex marriage if the...
DALLAS (AP) — The family of a man diagnosed with the first U.S. case of Ebola has again visited him at the hospital but is declining to view him again via video because his condition is too "disturbing." Thomas Eric Duncan's relatives had previously watched him using a video...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the 2016 presidential contest. The court's decision Monday to reject appeals from five states that sought to prohibit same-sex...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — As he moved through the ranks of tony prep schools, Christopher Wheeler seemed right at home. An accomplished musician and composer who flew his own airplane, he seemed adept at raising money and catering to wealthy families who entrusted him with their...