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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A decision by New York's highest court striking down dozens of local laws that set boundaries on where convicted sex offenders may live has rekindled a debate over whether such laws really work to protect children. New York's Court of Appeals ruled...
BOSTON (AP) — With her arm around the young man's back, she gives him a gentle pat and leans in to whisper something to him. Judy Clarke could be his mother, with this simple, comforting gesture, but she is not. She is a defense lawyer and he is accused of bombing the Boston...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Anna Kendrick, Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris and "Boyhood" nominees Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke all arrived at Sunday's Academy Awards with waves to the fans along the red carpet. Kendrick, wearing a peach colored gown, flashed a devil's sign in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 87th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. ___ QUICKQUOTE: RICHARD LINKLATER "It was surprisingly easy...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 87th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. ___ FAST LANE TO OSCARS Just like the freeway that carried some...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR's top stars. Nicknamed "...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500. Logano took the lead in the white-knuckle race following a restart with 19 laps remaining on Sunday. Once out front, his Ford was stout and he seemed to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation's governors gathered in Washington: Many...
The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new study. The exhaustive report...