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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As cities across the country honored Jackie Robinson's pioneering baseball career, one also apologized for its racist treatment of Major League Baseball's first black player nearly 70 years ago. When Robinson's Brooklyn Dodgers played the Philadelphia...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defending a Texas state law banning the sale of sex toys, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued in a 2007 court brief that individuals have no legal right to use them, even in the privacy of their own bedrooms. Prior to becoming a U.S. senator,...
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who admitted plotting to bomb New York City synagogues has tried to kill himself in prison after guards tormented him because of his terror case, his lawyers said. Ahmed Ferhani, who is halfway through a 10-year sentence in a rare state-level terror case,...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Fans of slain defensive end Will Smith are paying homage to the former New Orleans Saints football star. Hundreds of fans in their black and...
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who admitted plotting to bomb New York City synagogues has tried to kill himself in prison after guards tormented him because of his terror case, his lawyers said. Ahmed Ferhani is in a medically induced coma after trying to hang himself in New York's...
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...