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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will mourn his eldest son at the funeral for former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, whose death to brain cancer one week ago triggered an outpouring of grief in Delaware and beyond. President Barack Obama, accompanied by his...
BOSTON (AP) — A woman bleeding from the head was carried out of the Fenway Park stands after being hit by a broken bat Friday night, and police said her injuries were life threatening. Boston police spokesman David Estrada said all or part of the bat hit her during the game...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors on Friday convicted a female Los Angeles police officer of felony assault for repeatedly kicking a handcuffed woman who later died. The jury of 11 women and one man reached its verdict after about two days of deliberations in the trial of Officer Mary O...
WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to Chicago from San Antonio slammed into a semitrailer on Friday at a crossing near the Illinois community of Wilmington. The train, the Texas Eagle, which left San Antonio on Thursday, hit the trailer of a truck that was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A driver was convicted Friday of second-degree murder in the death of an Italian honeymooner on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Nathan Campbell was angry about a soured drug deal and deliberately targeted vendors and tourists on...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dr. David Jones is still impressed by the sight of it: A smiling fast-food worker taking the time to feed a disabled woman her favorite meal, a steak burrito. Jones was eating dinner with his wife at a Mexican restaurant in Louisville last month when he...
CHICAGO (AP) — A Montana woman says her brother was sexually abused while in high school by Dennis Hastert, the wrestling coach who later became speaker of the House. Jolene Burdge said the FBI interviewed her about the allegations in May. Here are a few questions and answers...
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses next week in Guam, which became the first U.S. territory to legalize gay marriage. A federal judge on Friday struck down the territory's ban as unconstitutional. ___ HOW IT HAPPENED A lesbian couple...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal jury has found a former BP executive not guilty of making false statements to investigators in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors said David Rainey, in the early days of the spill, manipulated calculations to match a far-...