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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brothers Molham and Mohammad Kayali spray-painted anti-government graffiti around Aleppo University in northern Syria in early 2012 and held up flags in protest against President Bashar al Assad's government. Worried that their lives were in danger, they...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Six children from Kenya are due in a closed federal courtroom this week to lay out accusations that an Oklahoma aid worker sexually assaulted them while volunteering at the orphanage where they lived. After prosecutors said the defendant had asked his family...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tucked below the Hollywood sign, on a street where tourists stop to pose for pictures, is Beachwood House, a pale blue two-story home for foster kids without one. It's known as the place you go if you are good. There is no high-security, gated entrance. No 24-...
Through two decades of debate on whether America's gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, opponents of such unions depicted their resistance as "defense of marriage." Now, on the cusp of a Supreme Court ruling that could legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An immense hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets. Federal employees were told in a video Friday to change...
NEW YORK (AP) — When producers asked Alan Cumming to host the Tony Awards this year, his heart sank. Then they said, "with Kristin Chenoweth" and he said, "Oh, all right!" His partner in crime on Sunday said she had the same reaction: "I was like, 'Hallelujah!' It felt like I'd...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will mourn his eldest son at the funeral for former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, whose death to brain cancer one week ago triggered an outpouring of grief in Delaware and beyond. President Barack Obama, accompanied by his...
BOSTON (AP) — A woman bleeding from the head was carried out of the Fenway Park stands after being hit by a broken bat Friday night, and police said her injuries were life threatening. Boston police spokesman David Estrada said all or part of the bat hit her during the game...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors on Friday convicted a female Los Angeles police officer of felony assault for repeatedly kicking a handcuffed woman who later died. The jury of 11 women and one man reached its verdict after about two days of deliberations in the trial of Officer Mary O...