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NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed. Held on the eve of Mother's Day, the...
MILLVILLE, Mass. (AP) — This is the story of a loving tribute from a soldier preparing for war to his mother on the other side of the continent, who didn't know if she would ever see her boy again. The elaborate pillow sham he sent her, lost for more than 70 years, has finally...
DENVER (AP) — Oklahoma and other Great Plains states braced Saturday for more severe weather, with flood evacuations ordered in northern Colorado, heavy snow headed for the Rocky Mountains and possible tornadoes and large hail in parts of western Kansas, western Colorado, and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea greeted a U.S. diplomatic overture with a fresh show of force, seemingly testing the Obama administration's resolve for new nuclear talks. After three years of diplomatic deadlock, the U.S. appears open to preliminary discussions to assess North...
NEW YORK (AP) — They could be riding with unsuspecting New Yorkers on the subway. Or behind the wheel in a car in midtown Manhattan traffic. Or mingling with revelers at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. They are the New York Police Department's plainclothes...
ATLANTA (AP) — With the nation's economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states — large budget gaps. An Associated Press analysis of statehouse finances around the country shows that at least 22 states project shortfalls for...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba this week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the United States and the Communist nation, but also healing for an acclaimed ensemble that was "almost destroyed" by a long and bitter...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Orchestra is headed to Cuba this week in a trip that symbolizes the United States' new relationship with the Communist nation. But it's also a sign of the orchestra's rebirth since a devastating lockout that lasted more than a year and left one...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the USA Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism. The political divide will be...