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BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges, including a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. Nicholas Rovinski pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston to two...
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's newest museum brings to life all the pain and tribulations of the black experience and its creators expect many visitors will be shaken by what they see and hear. Slave shackles sit ominously in a glass case, surrounded by whispering hymns of past...
PHILOMATH, Ore. (AP) — The scoreboard at the edge of Philomath High School's football field is dark. The stands are empty. This year, there are no varsity games that brought together many of the town's 4,500 people. Hazing inflicted by upperclassmen on 11 freshman players at a...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two Indonesian fishermen who escaped slavery aboard a Honolulu-based tuna and swordfish vessel when it docked at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf are suing the boat's owner for tricking them into accepting dangerous jobs they say they weren't allowed to...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When Roxanne Moore got up to make her morning coffee a few weeks ago, she turned on the faucet and got a burst of water — then nothing came out but air. That was the last time Moore had water at her home in Kingston. The 70-year-old woman has been forced to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday paid tribute to actor Mel Brooks, chef Jose Andres, NPR interviewer Terry Gross and others at a White House ceremony celebrating "creators who give every piece of themselves to their craft." The three were among two dozen...
NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Luen Yang, a prize-winning author and the national ambassador for young people's literature, and Claudia Rankine, one of poetry's brightest and most innovative stars, are among this year's 23 MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called "genius" grants...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The lone American in orbit will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said Thursday that she doesn't know yet whether she'll return to Earth in late October as...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for a man serving a life prison term for a deadly Indianapolis house explosion told the Indiana Supreme Court that testimony about his alleged attempt to have a witness killed shouldn't have been presented at trial. Mark Leonard is appealing his...