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Legislation has been proposed in states across the country addressing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including some proposals that critics say would legalize discrimination. Many of the proposals would protect clergy, businesses and those who...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University's board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school's handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The nation's largest Baptist...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police searched Thursday for a man captured on surveillance footage firing a gun at a hip-hop concert where artist T.I. was set to perform. Four people were shot, one of them fatally. A fistfight that started on an upper floor of Manhattan's Irving Plaza concert...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most. The draft rule released Thursday spells...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for a halt of administrative investigations into how two state agencies dealt with the Flint drinking water crisis, after being warned...
A tornado that raked the northern Kansas landscape for about 90 minutes was impressive both for its classic "wedge" shape and its sheer endurance — staying on the ground about 10 times longer than the typical twister. The Storm Prediction Center says most tornadoes last less...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is scheduled to deliver the commencement speech at Harvard University. The three-time Academy Award winner will address graduates at a ceremony Thursday afternoon. Harvard President Drew Faust has praised Spielberg as an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA hit a snag while releasing air into an experimental inflatable room at the International Space Station on Thursday and put everything on hold for at least a day. Mission Control ordered astronaut Jeffrey Williams to call it quits after the...