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WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike would welcome the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., introduced legislation last week to create a "czar," soon after President...
DALLAS (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included states that don't use the drugs in question. Lake Forest, Illinois-based Akorn sent the letter in March to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's drugs that could be used for lethal injection. Lake Forest, Illinois-based Akorn sent the letter in March to attorney general's offices in states including Alabama, Florida, Ohio, Oregon and...
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...