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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The parents of a Montana teenager who shot and killed a friend knocking on his bedroom window late at night say he shouldn't face criminal charges over what they describe as a tragic accident. In an exclusive interview, they told The Associated Press that...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four years ago, the Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines organized big for President Barack Obama's re-election, building an uber-volunteer group skilled at phone-banking, door-knocking and boosting caucus and general election participation. The...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice's current system of detaining children with their mothers after they've crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates an 18-year-old court settlement. The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee...
For decades before he opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater and killed two people, John Russell Houser was known as a man prone to anger, a loudmouth provocateur never afraid to share his opinion. His family said they feared him so much they hid his guns and had him...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man with a gun was fatally shot by Los Angeles police on Friday in a busy shopping district in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said. The shooting occurred after police responded to a call of a man with a gun on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, Los...
The guitar that Bob Dylan used to go electric at the Newport Folk Festival 50 years ago is back in Newport. "Dylan's guitar is home," festival producer Jay Sweet said through a spokeswoman Friday, the opening day of this year's three-day outdoor festival. Dylan used the Fender...
ATLANTA (AP) — A historically black college is discontinuing its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby after recent details emerged of his testimony in a sexual-assault lawsuit. Spelman told The Associated Press in a statement Friday that the college has parted ways with the 78-...
BOSTON (AP) — A day after the country's second major theater shooting in recent history, some rattled observers shunned future movie outings, but others on Friday kept lining up at box offices around the country and vowed not to be kept away by fear. "You can't live your life...
For decades before he opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater and killed two people, John Russell Houser was known as a man prone to anger, a loudmouth provocateur never afraid to share his opinion. His family said they feared him so much they hid his guns and had him...