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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. The president looked out at familiar faces, some teary. It had been a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A good Samaritan could not save a Las Vegas woman screaming for help as her gun-wielding husband chased her from their home to two drug store parking lots in a chaotic murder-suicide that left a family of five dead, authorities said Thursday. The man gunned down...
NEW YORK (AP) — About 1.4 million adults in the U.S. identify as transgender, double the estimate from a decade ago, a team of experts reported Thursday. Their survey, calculating that 0.6 percent of U.S. adults are transgender, was released at a time when several issues related...
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A robber attacked the nation's oldest full-time park ranger in her San Francisco Bay Area home this week and made off with a coin she received from President Barack Obama, authorities said Thursday. Betty Reid Soskin, 94, who works as an interpretive...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is taking a novel approach to addressing enduring pockets of the home foreclosure crisis by buying long-unpaid mortgages, with plans to help owners stay in their homes if possible or use the properties as affordable housing if not, officials say. It...
NEW YORK (AP) — Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events? NBC says it will provide 85 hours of virtual reality...
MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago gun shop is raffling a semi-automatic weapon to benefit victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando. Second Amendment Sports in McHenry, Illinois, is selling tickets for $5 to win an AR-15 rifle similar to the one gunman Omar Mateen used...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Defenders of a former Army sergeant say he truly believed he was fighting the Taliban bomber who blew off his friend's limbs when he emptied 24 rounds from his 9 mm handgun at police and firefighters who were responding to a fire in his apartment...
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an active shooter at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A military post near Washington says a lockdown has been lifted, except for the medical building where an active shooter was reported...