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PHOENIX (AP) — The speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives allowed journalists who refused to submit to extensive background checks back on to the floor of the chamber Tuesday amid pressure from lawmakers and the public over the sudden shift in decades-old policy. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have come under fire over a comedy skit that some people feel was racially insensitive. Clinton, just days before the crucial New York primary, was a surprise guest during...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A series of sexual abuse scandals is forcing a reckoning at some of New England's most exclusive boarding schools and sending a shudder through similar institutions around the country that have long been training grounds for members of America's elite. At...
NEW YORK (AP) — The cocker spaniel arrives to the animal hospital with a police officer, whimpering and shaking. He has a pus-filled pink socket for a left eye and is so skinny his spine and ribs show through his caramel-colored fur. Because animal abuse is suspected, this dog...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — To the white police officer and the judge, the shooting two years ago of a black driver after a chase was a split-second case of bad judgment not deserving of prison time. To some African-Americans in South Carolina, it is example of a judicial system that...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is preparing to execute a death row inmate who shot a woman to death during a burglary in 1996 as his lawyers ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider arguments that a juror who imposed the sentence was motivated by racial bias. Kenneth Fults was scheduled...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A nurse volunteering at the free lead-testing clinic at a Flint school sensed immediately that the boy was nervous about being poked in the finger. Veronica Robinson explained to 7-year-old Zyontae that it would feel like a mosquito bite. Robinson, a...
DENVER (AP) — Garden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees. The company plans to phase out neonicotinoids by 2021 in eight products used to control garden pests and diseases. Ortho will change three products for roses...
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — On many Sundays, conservative Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant can be found in the sanctuary at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, almost always in his trademark suit and boots, often among those helping pass the offering plates. In the same...