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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Christian ministry building a Noah's Ark theme park sued Kentucky tourism officials Thursday, saying they violated the group's free speech rights by denying them an $18 million tax incentive. The incentive was meant for the Ark Encounter, a theme park...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker has said he plans to introduce a bill that would allow the state to execute criminals convicted of child sex trafficking, calling it a necessary protection for defenseless children. The hardline plan from state Rep. Paul Ray faces several...
WASHINGTON (AP) — From food safety to tobacco regulation and politically charged drug approvals, Margaret Hamburg reset the course of the embattled Food and Drug Administration. After nearly six years as FDA commissioner, Hamburg announced her resignation Thursday in an email to...
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams found himself the story Thursday, his credibility seriously threatened because he claimed — falsely — that he had been in a helicopter hit by a grenade during the Iraq war. NBC News officials would not say whether their top on-air...
NEW YORK (AP) — Your car is trapped between the crossing gates, and a train is speeding down the tracks. What do you? It's a chilling question some drivers are no doubt contemplating after a fiery collision in suburban New York City this week between a train and an SUV. Experts...
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — A Coast Guard member shot two colleagues at a Cape Cod condo complex early Thursday, lit a car on fire to hamper police, planted fake bombs and then opened fire on officers, authorities said. The episode, which police chief in the town of Bourne called "...
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — Health officials say five children under age 1 who attend the same suburban Chicago day care have been diagnosed with measles. The Illinois and Cook County health department said Thursday that lab tests confirmed measles in two children who attend...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina said shots were fired at its new School of Public Health in a busy section of downtown Columbia on Thursday afternoon. The school issued two alerts on the shooting via its emergency system and Twitter directing people to...
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of killing his hedge-fund founder father over an argument about a cut in his allowance pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder. Tommy Gilbert, 30, appeared briefly in court in an oversized orange jumpsuit. Authorities say Gilbert shot his father —...