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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death rate rose slightly last year — the first increase in a decade, health officials reported Wednesday. Researchers think the increase is due to a combination of factors. The death rate from heart disease — the nation's leading killer — leveled off,...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University's chancellor on Wednesday, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its handling of sexual assault cases involving football players. Starr, who will continue to teach at the law...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles (all times local): 10:55 a.m. A campus official says two people have been shot at UCLA. Media relations officer Rebecca Kendall confirmed the shooting occurred Wednesday and there are two...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr has resigned as Baylor University's chancellor, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its treatment of sexual assault cases involving football players. Starr told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" for an interview...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Black drivers in Missouri were nearly 70 percent more likely than whites to get stopped by the police last year, marking a slight improvement from the year before but showing there still are significant racial disparities in such stops. State Attorney...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who did groundbreaking work as a spy for America in post-World War II Poland has finally received government honors — but not until after her death. Stephanie Rader, who died in January at age 100, was laid to rest Wednesday at Arlington...
NEW YORK (AP) — Five elderly women who refused to leave their assisted-living home after its closure was announced will finally vacate as part of a $3.35 million settlement, attorneys said Wednesday. The holdout residents, ages 91 to 101, will be required to leave Prospect Park...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The impact of low oil prices has continued to hobble the finances of U.S. banks, which posted increased loan losses in the first quarter driven by a huge jump in delinquent energy loans. U.S. bank earnings dipped 2 percent in the first three months of the year...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teacher is on leave after giving middle school students a test with math questions about prostitutes, drugs and guns, a school official said Wednesday. Rena Philips, a spokeswoman for Mobile County's public schools, said the educator from Burns...