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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The voice of the Apollo moon shots has died. Jack King, the NASA public affairs official who counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, died Thursday. A retired NASA P-R man in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Hugh Harris, relayed the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A fifth man has pleaded not guilty to charges in New York City that he was involved in a plot to recruit U.S. fighters to join the Islamic State group. Akmal Zakirov entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors accuse the 29-year-old...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign first-of-its-kind legislation Thursday afternoon that will allow women to access birth control for a year at a time, a move that will expand coverage previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days. Supporters say the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's Roman Catholic bishops engaged Thursday in a rare public discussion about whether their priorities properly reflect those of Pope Francis, with one church leader urging an emphasis on helping immigrants that's at least as energetic as the bishops'...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed a law letting private adoption agencies with state contracts decline to participate in referrals against their religious beliefs, despite criticism that it amounts to government-sanctioned discrimination against gay...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For years Republicans have controlled every lever of Texas politics — every statewide office, both houses of the Legislature, the state Supreme Court. Every nexus of power, that is, but one: the capital city. Liberal Austin has made itself a painful...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas faced the prospect of deep cuts to schools, prisons and other programs Thursday after the Republican-controlled House soundly rejected a proposal supported by Gov. Sam Brownback that would hike sales and cigarette taxes to close a budget deficit. In...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed a law letting private adoption agencies with state contracts decline to participate in referrals against their religious beliefs, despite criticism that it amounts to government-sanctioned discrimination against gay...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A madam who performed illegal "body sculpting" with low-grade silicone injections has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison after a London dancer died in Philadelphia. Padge-Victoria Windslowe told jurors during her spring murder trial that clients call...