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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Southern states have long welcomed tourists retracing the footsteps of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and others who opposed segregation. Now the Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to a privately funded...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at in Houston neighborhood (all times local): 9:25 a.m. The Houston police chief says that the suspect who wounded nine people in southwest Houston was a lawyer and there were issues with his law firm. Chief Martha Montalvo did not...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn't reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. So who's right? And is baby powder safe?...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Houston strip mall (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Houston police say the suspect is dead in a shooting near a strip mall that wounded six people. Police said on Twitter that the suspected shooter was "DOA," describing the shooting scene...
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says one of two Connecticut boaters who had been missing for a week has been found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts. The Coast Guard on Friday suspended its search for 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22...
WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended. The unemployment rate has fallen to a relatively low 4.9 percent. But...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future. The high-stakes...
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Guess what, kids? No homework. Really. All year. A small but growing number of elementary schools and individual teachers are doing away with the after-school chore to allow kids more time to play, participate in activities, spend time with families...
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A small but growing number of elementary schools and teachers are doing away with homework to allow kids more time to play sports, spend time with families, read and sleep. The principal at Orchard School in South Burlington, Vermont, says the...