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NEW YORK (AP) — It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in "A'' Block, where well-behaved prisoners...
Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, to celebrate a freshly endorsed right to marry. Gay rights activists outside the United States also organized rallies to draw attention to the landmark U.S...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry. In San...
The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local): 4:45 p.m. U.S. Sen Charles Schumer says there are no reports any officers were hurt in the shooting and arrest of the second convicted killer who broke out...
BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger had some advice for three high school girls who wrote to him for a history project: Crime doesn't pay. The 85-year-old sent the handwritten letter, dated Feb. 24, from federal prison in Florida where he is serving two...
At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "an affront in the face of Almighty God." The iconic rainbow colors that bathed the White House...
The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local): ___ 2 p.m. State police say an escaped inmate killed by authorities after three weeks on the run in the woods of upstate New York had been shot three times...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owners of Atlantic City's former Trump Plaza casino plan to keep it shut for at least 10 years as a tax-saving measure. Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed a deed restriction for the casino, which closed last September, preventing it from being...
JAMESTOWN, New York (AP) — Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage? It might not be a joke once the National Comedy Center opens its doors. Plans for the museum in an out-of-the-way city in western New York include a...