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EAST DUNDEE, Ill. (AP) — The owner of a suburban Chicago pub that has held an annual Turkey Testicle Festival for 32 years isn't testy at all that a nearby community plans to host its own celebration of the unusual dish this November. J.R. Westberg, who owns the Parkside Pub in...
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will still face state charges in the death of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer even though he is already on death row inside a federal prison, a prosecutor said. Middlesex County District...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Amid the removal of Confederate flags from public property and displays across the South, some in Utah say now is the time for Dixie State University to re-open the discussion about changing its name. Dixie State psychology professor Dannelle Larsen-Rife...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man who travels the country to document the final resting places of poets has reached a milestone in Alabama. Dead Poets Society of America founder Walter Skold said his visit Friday to the grave of Sun Ra in Birmingham marked his 500th site. Sun Ra was...
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — As an owner of the only secular bookstore in Harper Lee's hometown, Spencer Madrie figured he'd sell hundreds of books — maybe more — after the stunning announcement that the author was releasing a sequel to her 1960 blockbuster "To Kill a Mockingbird."...
The sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby had already severely damaged his career even before The Associated Press revealed this week that he admitted under oath in 2005 to obtaining quaaludes to give to young women he wanted to have sex with. But now even the hangers-on...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Confederate battle flag has been an albatross around David Beasley's neck for 20 years, costing him the political legacy of a second gubernatorial term, a seat in the U.S. Senate and beyond. Now that it's been removed from South Carolina's Statehouse...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California uses a controversial method to recover contraband from inmates believed to have swallowed it or concealed it in body cavities: "potty watches" where inmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is trying to root out its problem officers and monitor patterns of potential misbehavior by creating a database that combines information from several city agencies on lawsuits, misconduct complaints, internal probes and such...