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LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the events in Baltimore continue to grip the nation, a few celebrities are raising their voices for the city and the cause. But experts say many stars are reluctant to address such heated emotional issues publicly. Artists such as Beyoncé, Cher, Dwayne...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of people, including many in period costume, retraced the steps of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession Saturday to kick off a weekend of events to meticulously re-enact the slain president's final journey home on the 150th anniversary of his...
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the U.S. and lives in New Jersey, was...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts...
NEW YORK (AP) — As a 10-year-old growing up in a rough section of South Philadelphia, Kevin Washington was invited to join the local YMCA, and not long thereafter — still a non-swimmer — found himself standing above the deep end of the pool. "Jump," the instructor yelled, and...
SEATTLE (AP) — For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow. Now, after getting state approval, a group of shellfish farmers plan to spray a widely-used neurotoxic...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of people, including many in period costume, have crowded into a train station in the Illinois capital to watch a replica of Abraham Lincoln's coffin be carried off a funeral car. It's the start of a weekend of events to meticulously re-enact...
NEW YORK (AP) — Not all of the stories at Ellis Island's immigration museum are about someone's great-grandfather arriving as a boy from Europe at the start of the 20th century. With the unveiling of a new exhibition next month, Ellis Island is telling stories of immigrants who...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and...