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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Black Lives Matter, which two years ago grew out of street protests and a social-media hashtag, has quietly established a legal partnership with a California charity in a sign of the movement's growth and expanding ambition, The Associated Press has learned...
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Ex-Poison frontman Bret Michaels says two thieves stole his cellphone while he was onstage during a recent performance in New Hampshire. A post on Michaels' Facebook page on Friday said the phone and other electronics were taken from the rocker's dressing...
NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere, from the homes where American flags appeared virtually overnight to the Capitol steps where lawmakers...
EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of pelting his former neighbor's Ohio home with eggs more than 100 times over the course of a year is scheduled to be sentenced. Thirty-one-year-old Jason Kozan will be sentenced Tuesday, less than a week after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — After competing in pageants for generations in the closet or working behind the scenes, gays and lesbians finally get to see one of their own take one of pageantry's biggest stages. Miss Missouri, Erin O' Flaherty, will compete for the Miss America...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Consider Waukegan and Stevenson, two Illinois school districts separated by 20 miles — and an enormous financial gulf. Stevenson, mostly white, is flush with resources. The high school has five different spaces for theater performances, two gyms, an Olympic...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The process of picking a new Miss America gets underway Tuesday night in Atlantic City. The first night of preliminary competition is to begin at Boardwalk Hall in the city where the pageant began in 1921 as a way to extend the summer tourist season...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Phyllis Schlafly, the outspoken conservative activist who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political group, has died. She was 92. Schlafly's family was with her when she died Monday afternoon of cancer at her home...
MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Newton has strengthened into a hurricane. Newton formed off Mexico's Pacific coast and is headed toward Baja California. Newton was located about 215 miles (350 km) southeast of Cabo San Lucas Monday evening. The...