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NEW YORK (AP) — The tightening of restrictions on abortion clinics in many states has emboldened some abortion rights advocates to launch an outreach effort, reminding women they have relatively safe and effective means of ending a pregnancy on their own through use of a...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston marked the third anniversary of the deadly 2013 marathon bombings with subdued remembrances and acts of kindness and generosity. The governor and mayor joined victims' families Friday morning for a brief and quiet ceremony at the finish line. Gov. Charlie...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An incoming freshman female student at The Citadel has asked the military college to let her wear a traditional Muslim headscarf when she begins classes in the fall, the first time such a request has been made at the school known for its buttoned-up...
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to reduce the $500,000 bond set for two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man. Judge Michael Bohren denied requests by the girls' attorneys to...
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to reduce the $500,000 bond set for two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man. Judge Michael Bohren denied requests by the girls' attorneys to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver abused his position as one of the most powerful men in state government to give preferential professional treatment to two women with whom he had extramarital affairs, federal prosecutors said in court documents...
CHICAGO (AP) — A 76-year-old man from Washington state who a prosecutor says was wrongly convicted in the abduction and killing of a 7-year-old Illinois schoolgirl in 1957 will be released from prison, a judge ordered Friday. The hearing, presided over by Judge William P. Brady...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Friday that allows some members of churches to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations. The Church Protection Act specifies that those designated can carry guns into church...
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a retired Washington state security guard who an Illinois prosecutor says was wrongly convicted in a 1957 slaying (all times local): 11 a.m. A judge has ordered the release of a 76-year-old man who a prosecutor says was wrongly convicted of...