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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The parents who created a "visual bucket list" for their 5-old-old daughter who's slowly going blind started by showing her wondrous sights close to their Ohio home. They never dreamed she'd get to see Rome someday. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Myers and her family...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9, 2014. ___ AUG. 9, 2014 — Michael Brown and a companion, both black, are confronted by an officer as they walk back to...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination. His startling declaration left his onstage rivals...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines. Everything changed on Aug. 9, 2014, when a...
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no electricity, no running water, no bathroom. But travelers to New York City bold enough to book a parked van for $22 a night through Airbnb do get a real bed and a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline from across the East River in Queens. "If you...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Sylvia Wojcik was making reservations for a beach getaway in Maine when the receptionist on the other end of the line called her "ma'am." Nothing could have delighted her more. Wojcik, 66, is transitioning from male to female. For her, that proof that she...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs report for July that the government will release Friday is expected to show another month of solid gains, matching the steady hiring that has propelled the U.S. economic expansion. The report will also provide a key piece of evidence for the Federal...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices. So...
DENVER (AP) — A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was caused by a federal mine cleanup crew. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment...