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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South. The low-profile move came late Tuesday after a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service, which maintains 14 national cemeteries,...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the Confederate flag debate in the South Carolina (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The South Carolina House opened its session to debate the Confederate flag with a speech from the representative whose district included the Emanuel African...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's chief of urban housing policy will announce new nationwide rules aimed at fulfilling the 1968 Fair Housing Act by promoting racially integrated neighborhoods. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro will formally announce the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Curly, a toy poodle, was 17 years old when he died. But old age didn't kill him — grooming did, his owners and veterinarians said. Scott and Elsa Wyskocil of Los Angeles took the 10-pound dog for a wash and trim last year, but Curly never made it home. He died...
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won't face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects out of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex. The $18 million city plan, detailed to The...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say four people have been shot, three fatally, near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus. Detective Rashawn Strong said in a statement early Wednesday that officers responded Tuesday night to a shooting reported in a residential...
As a chorus of sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby resounded this winter, some fans and famous friends stood by him, calling the allegations unproven attacks on a comedy legend. But for some, the breaking point came this week, when newly unsealed court documents...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A law enforcement official says the weapon used in the shooting death of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent — the latest twist in a case that has become a flashpoint in the country's debate over immigration. The official, who had...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Confederate flag that flies at the South Carolina Capitol could soon be making its last stand. The South Carolina House will begin debating the flag's fate Wednesday. If House members back a Senate bill to take the flag down, Gov. Nikki Haley could sign...