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NEW YORK (AP) — For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning — sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other. Advocates of LGBT rights and abortion rights now fear setbacks instead of...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leon Russell, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, has died. He was 74. An email from Leon Russell Records to The Associated Press says Russell died in Nashville "last night." The email cites Russell's wife as the source of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtain rose on Act 2 of "The Daughter of the Regiment," revealing the figure of a tiny woman barely visible in a large dome chair with her back to the audience. Suddenly, she swiveled around — and there was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Cheers and prolonged...
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — In this chronically struggling city along the Hudson River, residents beset by poverty, high crime and boarded-up homes now have an entirely new worry — that their tap water may have exposed them to a chemical linked to cancer. State officials recently...
CHICAGO (AP) — The voters who made possible Donald Trump's victory included people who consider themselves moderates and came around to Trump after supporting other candidates. Some live in the "blue wall" of states in the Upper Midwest that, until Tuesday, backed every...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Talena Johnson was sure she knew the man who shot her. She was wrong, and George Cortez was sent off to prison for life. His lookalike brother now admits shooting Johnson and killing her friend outside her north Philadelphia child care business in 2011...
On the morning after the election, Alia Ali had a sickening feeling as she headed to her job as a secretary at a New York City public school, her hijab in place as usual. Ali is a Muslim who lives and works in one of the most diverse places in the U.S., and yet the ascension of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says the people generating racist graffiti in the wake of Donald Trump's election are "not Republicans" and "we don't want them in our party." The Wisconsin congressman told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that, "People should really...
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Coming across Bruce Springsteen on a broken down motorcycle on the side of the road could probably be a lyric from one of his songs, but it really happened for a group of guys from New Jersey. A group from the Freehold American Legion was riding after a...