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NEW YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: A do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social...
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman with a history of trying to sneak onto planes without a ticket has been arrested twice in recent days at both of Chicago's international airports after being spotted loitering in terminal areas, police said Wednesday. Marilyn Hartman, 63, was arrested...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike said Wednesday it 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 set up a "czar," soon...
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,...