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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For a conservative state, Nebraska lawmakers had a rather liberal-leaning list of accomplishments this legislative session. But by the time lawmakers adjourned last week, they had repealed the death penalty, legalized licenses for certain immigrants brought...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a forthcoming report triggered by an Associated Press investigation, the top watchdog at the Social Security Administration found the agency paid $20.2 million in benefits to more than 130 suspected Nazi war criminals, SS guards, and others who may have...
BOSTON (AP) — If there were an Olympic medal for acrimony, Boston would take the gold. The debate over the city's embattled bid to host the 2024 Summer Games has featured F-bombs at public hearings, shouting matches and online abuse in both directions. Regardless of whether the...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett will again try to sell the world's most expensive lunch this week to raise money for a San Francisco charity that helps the poor and homeless. Over the past 15 years, Buffett's lunch auction has raised $17.9 million for the Glide...
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — It's a 122-year-old stage that has played host to soaring speeches, debates and musical performances from such luminaries as Susan B. Anthony, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert F. Kennedy and Duke Ellington. But the biggest debate now at the Chautauqua...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country. Not so, insist Republicans. They say the rule is a massive government overreach that could...
GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry was helicoptered to a Swiss hospital Sunday after a bike crash outside of Geneva, where he had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister. Kerry suffered a likely leg injury, but did not lose consciousness, State...
GENEVA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is stable condition in a Swiss hospital after suffering a leg injury in a bike crash. Kerry was flown to Hospital University Geneva and is being evaluated. The secretary's spokesman said paramedics and a doctor were with Kerry's...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — He was the privileged son of a longtime U.S. senator and two-term vice president, yet Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III was no stranger to personal adversity. When he was only 3, just weeks after his father, Joe Biden, had been elected to the Senate, the younger...