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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officers arrested 17 protesters and used pepper spray to subdue some of them Sunday in a St. Louis neighborhood not far from the suburb where violence erupted this summer after the shooting of a black man by a white policeman. The arrests were the only incident...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages. U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday said the ban violates the U.S. constitutional guarantee of due process and equal protection. The state could appeal to the...
DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines recently introduced a new paint job for its planes, a senior executive joked that at 43 years old and being from Dallas, it was time for the airline to get a face-lift. At middle age, Southwest is the fourth-largest U.S. airline by traffic,...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to...
DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines recently introduced a new paint job for its planes, a senior executive joked that at 43 years old and being from Dallas, it was time for the airline to get a face-lift. At middle age, Southwest is the fourth-largest U.S. airline by traffic,...
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to much more than achieving racial equality. That goal, he said again and again, was inseparable from alleviating poverty and stopping war. And he reiterated this theme after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 50 years ago this...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney was visiting Iowa Sunday to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst, one of several Republicans in battleground states hoping to capitalize on President Barack Obama's sagging approval rating two years after he defeated the former...
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Few in this former port city along the Mississippi River had more cachet than Curtis Lovelace: an all-Big Ten football player, longtime prosecutor, school board president, sports broadcaster and educator at the local university. That sparkling image in the 40...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-...