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NEW YORK (AP) — The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. Greta Zimmer Friedman's son says his mother died Thursday at a Richmond, Virginia, hospital of what he called complications from old age. She was 92. Friedman was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It's a new subject for Donald Trump. The Republican presidential nominee added plans for education to his still relatively thin roster of policy...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police departments in at least two states that outfitted their officers with body cameras have now shelved them, blaming new laws requiring videos to be stored longer, which they say would significantly increase the cost. About a third of the nation's 18,000...
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — As gun ownership drops among young Americans and the Army trains a generation more accustomed to blasting out emojis on cellphones than taking aim at targets, drill sergeants are confronting a new challenge: More than half of raw recruits have never...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner became a registered sex offender for life last Tuesday, he joined a nationwide list of registered sex criminals that has grown dramatically in recent years to more than 800,000. Even some who have denounced...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest criminal court has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which historically has been seen as little more than a speedbump on a...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fifteen years ago, Melissa Stockwell was a senior at Colorado, wearing her ROTC uniform as she watched the Sept. 11 attacks unfold on television. On Sunday, she will put on a different national uniform, Team USA's, as she competes for gold in the Paralympic...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of Sunday's 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the State Department is reminding U.S. citizens about threats around the world and urging Americans to be vigilant about their personal security. The department's latest worldwide caution says "current...
The same qualities that make libraries ideal for studying and reading — unfettered public access, quiet corners and nooks, minimal interaction with other people — also make them appealing places to shoot up heroin, librarians are finding. In Norfolk, Virginia, a 47-year-old man...