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MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Miami police officer fatally shot a man holding a metal pipe in a downtown park where dozens of people were present, including several children. Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes says Thursday's shooting occurred after officers responded to calls...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats filed a federal lawsuit against the State Board of Elections on Thursday, joining similar efforts in two other swing states to challenge Republican-backed laws that they say will make it difficult for some to vote in the 2016 presidential...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor is dropping charges against a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest sparked a public uproar and a state police investigation. Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney David Chapman said Thursday that he made the decision after...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown signed first-of-its-kind legislation Thursday, enacting a new law that will allow women to access birth control for a year at a time. The legislation expands coverage that previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days. Supporters say the...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The voice of the Apollo moon shots has died. Jack King, the NASA public affairs official who counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, died Thursday. A retired NASA P-R man in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Hugh Harris, relayed the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A fifth man has pleaded not guilty to charges in New York City that he was involved in a plot to recruit U.S. fighters to join the Islamic State group. Akmal Zakirov entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors accuse the 29-year-old...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign first-of-its-kind legislation Thursday afternoon that will allow women to access birth control for a year at a time, a move that will expand coverage previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days. Supporters say the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's Roman Catholic bishops engaged Thursday in a rare public discussion about whether their priorities properly reflect those of Pope Francis, with one church leader urging an emphasis on helping immigrants that's at least as energetic as the bishops'...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed a law letting private adoption agencies with state contracts decline to participate in referrals against their religious beliefs, despite criticism that it amounts to government-sanctioned discrimination against gay...