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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church — the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units — is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the decision Wednesday...
Officials say man suspected in shooting TV reporter and cameraman during live report is dead. Woman who was being interviewed is in surgery. Previously: A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday in Virginia by a gunman described as a...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The first four of the female enlisted sailors selected for the Navy's "silent service" began training this week at submarine school in Groton, the latest milestone in the elimination of one of the U.S. military's few remaining gender barriers. The barracks...
MONETA, Va. (AP) — A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast Wednesday morning from a shopping center in Virginia. Jeffrey A. Marks, general manager of WDBJ-TV, identified the two killed as Alison Parker and Adam Ward and called...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local): 9:50 a.m. A judge overseeing the trial of a recent graduate of a prestigious New Hampshire prep...
MONETA, Va. (AP) — The latest on the fatal on-air shooting of two TV station employees in central Virginia (all times local): 9:40 a.m. After the on-air fatal shooting of two employees of a central Virginia TV station, the general manager appeared on air and called it a terrible...
LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — Between Mississippi's seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier. Once lined with houses and a...
LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — Between Mississippi's seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier. Once lined with houses and a...