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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Tarpley is retiring from football after just one season rather than risk suffering another concussion. Not even one last visit to his locker stall at the Bills' facility could change his mind. Tarpley's agent, Ryan Downey,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Police officers shot and killed a homeless man carrying a knife, the third fatal shooting of a minority suspect without a gun over the last two years. The shooting Thursday morning in the city's Mission District neighborhood comes amid the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A first-year University of Texas dance student whose body was found near the heart of campus was the victim of a "horrifying and incomprehensible" killing that was the first on school grounds since the bell tower mass shooting nearly 50 years ago, university...
PHOENIX (AP) — The gallery of the Arizona House of Representatives had a new set of occupants as lawmakers convened for their debate: journalists. Reporters who normally have access to the floor of the House to interview lawmakers and ask questions about important legislation...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives of an 8-year-old boy whose death led to child abuse charges against four Los Angeles County social workers are expressing little sympathy for those who had been assigned to protect him. "You brought this upon yourself," said Emily Carranza, cousin of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the final broadcast of "American Idol" (all times local): 7 p.m. Trent Harmon is the 15th and final "American Idol" winner. He was crowned Thursday as Fox TV's singing contest ended its 15-season run. The runner-up was La'Porsha Renae. The 25-...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long before he was president of the United States or even governor of California, Ronald Reagan had an army of star-struck movie fans who wrote him letters — and who to their surprise often got a personal reply. For one writer in particular the replies added...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Hathaway is a first-time mother. E! reported Thursday that the Oscar-winning star of "Les Miserables" and husband Adam Shulman welcomed a son named Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman on March 24. Hathaway's spokesman Stephen Huvane confirmed the report. The...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic archdiocese in Connecticut is taking its dispute with an insurance company to trial, seeking reimbursement of more than $1 million in payments made to settle sexual misconduct cases involving priests and minors. The case is one of many...