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CLEVELAND (AP) — Kwame Ajamu was underneath his truck fixing a fuel pump when his childhood friend, Ricky Jackson, called and asked if Ajamu could give him a ride home on Friday. Ajamu, once known as Ronnie Bridgeman, Jackson and Ajamu's brother, Wiley Bridgeman, were sentenced...
NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread. The centerpiece...
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm "Willy" Burgdorfer died from complications of Parkinson's...
Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California voted Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system. The Board of Regents adopted the increases proposed by UC President...
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury looking into a deadly Florida jail explosion says there isn't enough evidence to bring criminal charges. Two inmates were killed and nearly 200 inmates were injured in the April 30 blast at the Escambia County Jail in Pensacola. It followed a...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three minority women who worked at a county 911 center in Pittsburgh have filed discrimination lawsuits, with one of them saying black dispatchers were made to take calls from inner city residents because they knew how to speak "ghetto." The women contend they...
TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman and another child wounded, state police said Thursday. State police received a report of multiple shootings in the home on Holly Park Drive after 9 a...
NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021. Chinese visitors are already...