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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced Wednesday that it will maintain its longtime affiliation with Boy Scouts despite the decision to allow gay troop leaders — preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national organization. The decision from senior...
The television reporter and cameraman who were killed Wednesday while they were doing a live shot for the morning show were a young team at the beginning of their careers. The reporter, Alison Parker, was chasing her dream in TV news. The cameraman, Adam Ward, had been with WDBJ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at...
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...