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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rising share of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the percentage of those speaking Spanish at home has been declining, researchers said Tuesday. A report by the Washington-based Pew Research Center found 68 percent of Hispanics...
LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — Tucked away in Florida's Hendry County, amid the scrub brush and saw palmetto grasslands just southwest of Lake Okeechobee, are three monkey breeding farms containing thousands of primates. A fourth is in the works, and the possibility that the small, rural...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 11:25 a.m. The family of a biracial man killed by a white police officer isn't pleased with a prosecutor planning to announce a charging decision to the media before them. Madison Officer Matt Kenny shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson in an apartment house on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rising share of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the percentage of those speaking Spanish at home has been declining, researchers said Tuesday. A Pew Research Center report found 68 percent of Hispanics spoke only English at home...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair on her nightgown was consistent with hair on Odom's head. But DNA testing some 30 years later affirmed what Odom long had...
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Violence again struck the community near the University of California, Santa Barbara, a year after a 22-year-old's rampage left six students dead. Two university students in their early 20s were shot Monday night after fighting with two men who came...
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Beth Olem Cemetery is like many aging, final resting places, with assorted tombstones in varying condition, sizes and styles, encircled by a brick wall and iron gate. Yet surrounding it on all sides is an unusual neighbor: a massive automotive plant. The...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has decided to build his presidential library on the South Side of Chicago, where his political career began. In a news release, the Barack Obama Foundation announced early Tuesday that the library would be erected on park land that was...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has decided to build his presidential library on the South Side of Chicago, where his political career began. In a news release, the Barack Obama Foundation announced early Tuesday that the University of Chicago's bid to erect the library on...