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CHICAGO (AP) — "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront. The filmmaker said in a statement he would...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's Atlas rockets are flying again, successfully launching a communications satellite for the Navy. The unmanned Atlas V rocket blasted into a brilliantly clear sky Friday morning. It was the first Atlas flight by rocket maker United Launch...
Less than 8 percent of veterans expelled from the military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have applied to upgrade their discharges to honorable or strip references to their sexual orientation from their record. In the nearly five years since the repeal of the policy...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who spent 20 years in prison for a killing he says happened while he was in Florida asked a judge Friday to keep his case open so he could be fully vindicated. Richard Rosario's unusual request came after prosecutors said they were ready to...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The body of a 4-year-old boy who slipped into a rushing creek during a flood that devastated West Virginia was found Friday morning, raising the flood's death...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama created the first national monument to gay rights on Friday, designating the site of the Stonewall riots in Manhattan where the modern gay rights movement took root nearly five decades ago. The Stonewall National Monument will be anchored...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Justice Department's refusal to disclose information about a software weakness it exploited during a major child pornography investigation last year is complicating some of its prosecutions arising from the bust. During the investigation, the FBI allowed a...
ADAMSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 91-year-old Pennsylvania man who has for years lectured to school groups and others about what he said were his experiences at Auschwitz now says he was never a prisoner at the German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Joseph Hirt, of Adamstown, made the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government officials familiar with the Orlando shooting say FBI investigators have so far not turned up persuasive evidence that the gunman was pursuing gay relationships. The FBI began investigating the possibility after media reports quoted men as saying...