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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — It took more than 40 years for Leonard Barefield to finally get to choose where he lived. The intellectually-disabled Texas native moved to a group home in Lubbock in September after he had first lived in near slavery conditions for more than three decades...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper listened as an investigator offered details about the murder of one of his cabinet members, a corrections chief he hired to reform the state's prisons who had also become a close friend. As the trooper flashed photo after photo on a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is being remembered at a private service in New York City. Family and friends were gathering Sunday morning at Fifth Avenue Synagogue in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City. A hearse was seen outside...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When the first paramedics arrived on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting, they could still hear gunfire coming from inside the club. In active-shooting cases, recent federal guidelines call for medics to put on body amor and go into potentially...
DENVER (AP) — Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on the brink of becoming solidly Democratic. Donald Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump's disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization...
Regas Woods headed down the runway for his first attempt at the long jump as fast as he could on his two prosthetic legs. As he hit the board for his jump, one of the carbon fiber blades broke, sending him cartwheeling into the sand pit. After volunteers helped him get to the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes and launched Wiesel's long career as one of the world's foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has died at age 87. His death was...
NEW YORK (AP) — The frail, dapper man who sometimes greeted reporters in his Madison Avenue office spoke in an almost hushed voice, but with urgency, his hands gesturing gently for emphasis. Elie Wiesel's smile was wry, diffident, a thin facade over the sadness imprinted in the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Cimino, the Oscar-winning director whose film "The Deer Hunter" became one of the great triumphs of Hollywood's 1970s heyday, and whose disastrous "Heaven's Gate" helped bring that era to a close, has died. Cimino died Saturday at age 77, Los Angeles...