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BOSTON (AP) — It's just a few cryptic notations on a badly yellowed sheet of paper, but it changed the course of world history. An original copy of the operations order for dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 is on display at the Museum of World War II as the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98. Conquest's wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday of pneumonia in Palo Alto, California. Conquest was the author...
BOSTON (AP) — From iconic Fenway Park to little league fields in Southie, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city. The mayor is expected to discuss the proposal Wednesday morning at a city park where he'll...
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight cities from Jackson, Mississippi, to Seattle are the first winners in a $42 million, 100-city data-use contest sponsored by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation. Bloomberg Philanthropies is announcing the first winners Wednesday in its "What...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding. The proposed deal, which will be part of a reorganization plan...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his arms. "You don't get to swing at me like that," a deputy says to the 8-year-old child, the interaction caught by a video camera. "You...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his arms. "You don't get to swing at me like that," a deputy says to the 8-year-old child, the interaction caught by a video camera. "You...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Someone fired a gun inside a car on the National Mall after witnesses reported a fight inside the vehicle Tuesday afternoon, but there was no indication anyone was injured, police said. Police found the car later in the day in northwest Washington and arrested...