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BOSTON (AP) — Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said. Curtis family spokeswoman Betsy Sullivan said in a statement that Curtis arrived...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for his involvement in a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities has died. Fellow law partners confirmed that George Barrett died Tuesday at a hospital. He was 86. In a...
NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Investigators were aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain had traveled to the country to join a...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. According to court records, he...
GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Divers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a mother and two of her children who authorities say drowned in a popular lake west of Portland. The discovery came a day after the body of the woman's 3-year-old grandson was recovered after he also drowned in the...
WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado. About 60 miles away, inside in a federal courtroom Tuesday in Lexington, the elected official who...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole. Miranda Barbour, 19, and Elytte Barbour, 22,...
GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Divers recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a popular lake west of Portland on Tuesday, a day after finding another family member — a 3-year-old grandson — drowned in the lake. The family — who lived...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell." But instead of downplaying his penchant...