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In a new memoir, "My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement," retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Iranian officials have reported that the Iranian government has released several dual-national prisoners. The Associated Press has confirmed that three of them were Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati and pastor...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The longest line at Freeman Elementary School's Family Fun Night was not for face painting or food. It was for lead testing. For three months, families in the former auto manufacturing hub of Flint have taken their children for blood tests and lived on...
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As states rethink the use of solitary confinement to punish unruly inmates, a prisons oversight group is reshaping national accreditation standards to ease such procedures. Proposals range from mandatory health care visits and mental illness...
COLOME, S.D. (AP) — Everybody knows Russell Bertram in this tiny prairie town of about 300, where the skyline is etched by a grain mill, city hall is the size of a one-bedroom apartment and there's too little traffic to justify a stoplight. The three tables in the back of the...
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — It's not just the loss of loyal customers that worries jeweler Howard Diamond, or the extra tax burden that businesses like his may have to carry as General Electric pulls the plug on Fairfield. As he approaches retirement and thinks about selling his...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — When medical marijuana became available this month in New York, Brittany Barger was one of the first patients to navigate the state's rules and make it through a dispensary door. "When you're as sick as I am, you'll try anything," said Barger, who has...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jury in New Orleans late Friday returned a guilty verdict in the trial of the only suspect arrested in a 2014 gunfight on Bourbon Street that left a bystander dead and nine other people wounded. Trung Le, 22, was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of...
HONOLULU (AP) — The latest in the crash of two Marine helicopters off Hawaii's Oahu (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The Oregonian reports that a man from Oregon is among the 12 Marines missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii. The newspaper identified the man as 21-year-old...