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ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States'...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last April, police say, a Marshall University football player saw two men kissing on a West Virginia street, hopped out of the passenger seat of a car, shouted homophobic slurs and attacked the men, punching them in the face. Those charges against...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift — shelter from the next big storm. The Smiths were on the leading edge of an odd trend in Tornado Alley:...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets Bo and Sunny. The Portuguese water dogs are popular canine ambassadors for the White House. They've become so in demand that they have schedules, like the president. Michelle...
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church have kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful protest of a decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged as the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, officials said. A Vietnam War memorial in the Venice area of Los Angeles...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of family, friends and colleagues remembered a slain Utah rail worker Saturday while also offering forgiveness to his killer. The three sons of 63-year-old Kay Ricks occasionally expressed anger at his death but also recalled their father's...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bonnie soaked the coast of South Carolina ruining the start of Memorial Day weekend. Top sustained winds reached 40 mph Saturday night, making it the season's second-named tropical storm, four days before the official start...