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HOUSTON (AP) — Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been dating for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home. It seemed like a breakthrough, since the younger Miller is an HIV-positive gay activist and his father Rick is a...
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92. The World War II veteran and author, often praised for his eloquence and oratorical skills,...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal that also includes a formal apology and a promise to teach schoolchildren about one of the darkest chapters in Chicago'...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live. No injuries were reported in the accident, which happened near Heimdal, about 115...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council has approved a $5.5 million reparations package to the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal. In addition to the money approved Wednesday, the city also issued a formal apology and promised to teach schoolchildren about...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live. No injuries were reported in the accident, which happened near Heimdal, about 115...
DALLAS (AP) — Former House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92. Wright, who had been living in a nursing home in Fort Worth, died early Wednesday morning, according to...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Best-selling author Jon Krakauer is making one public appearance to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town." It's in the titular town, where he will face angry critics who say his decision to focus on the small...
AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage. The Avon Park Pizza Hut employees spotted what Cheryl Treadway wrote in the...