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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian government was in court Tuesday morning seeking to block the release on bail of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States. Omar Khadr's release from prison could come as early as...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The target of a federal terror investigation was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. An audio statement on...
HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives. Now called Kalaupapa National Historical Park, the site is now only open to...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America's most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state's Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda. Senate leader Dean Skelos,...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A long-delayed cleanup proposal for a Montana community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure would leave the dangerous material inside some houses rather than remove it, as government officials seek to wind down an effort that has lasted...
NEW YORK (AP) — Deep reds and shimmery golds dominated as celebrities attending the annual Met Gala on Monday embraced this year's inspiration: the massive exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass," a look at Chinese fashion through the ages. Anna Wintour wore a Chanel...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — There's not a lot of sympathy for the 11 men on death row in Nebraska, but spurred by frustration about the growing difficulty and cost of carrying out executions, lawmakers are considering eliminating the death penalty. If the Legislature outlaws capital...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of letters written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco. In the letters, the man who would write The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel,...