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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama's presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president's hometown — loud, contentious and full of suspicions about backroom deals and personal politics as tangled as the ivy at...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood officials say there were no clear warning signs before a soldier went on a rampage last April that left four dead and 16 wounded, according to a U.S. Army report released Friday. There was no indication that Spc. Ivan Lopez would go on a two-...
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A three-judge panel in North Carolina has ruled that a 70-year-old man was wrongly convicted in the stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter nearly four decades ago. The judges ruled Friday that Joseph Sledge was innocent and should be freed from prison...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is reversing itself after an outcry over consumer privacy on HealthCare.gov, the government's health insurance website. The Associated Press confirms that the administration made changes to the website to scale back release of consumers...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's showtime for Pluto. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 3 billion miles and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto. Sunday, it begins photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet. The first...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley, California, restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar in North Carolina. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports ( http://bit.ly/1EBrXkQ ) that the wine was stolen on Christmas...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An inspection of an Arkansas funeral home that has since been suspended found bodies stacked in a cooler packed beyond capacity and other bodies that hadn't been embalmed lying out in the open, the inspector wrote. Leslie Stokes told the Arkansas Board...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A federal jury was deliberating Friday whether a Bosnian man lied about his role in war crimes when he applied for U.S. citizenship after moving to Vermont more than a decade ago. The jury hearing the case against Edin Sakoc resumed talks Friday morning...