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NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from National Guardsmen and a doctor who said they saw injured inmates beaten with clubs and others with wounds...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old. Democrats at a news conference cited last week's...
DENVER (AP) — Lawmakers reached a short-term deal Thursday to avert a work stoppage on a troubled veterans hospital outside Denver, buying time to negotiate a broader agreement to finish the project, which faces a $1 billion cost overrun. The Veterans Affairs Department was days...
DENVER (AP) — The $1 billion cost overrun at the Denver veterans hospital is the VA's worst construction problem, but the department also had difficulties at health care facilities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida. A look at those projects: ___ NEW ORLEANS: A new...
DENVER (AP) — A vast, half-finished veterans hospital in suburban Denver is mired in an embarrassing scandal with $1 billion in cost overruns, and the VA is struggling to persuade skeptical lawmakers to keep the money flowing. The Veterans Affairs Department said it will run out...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are demanding more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion backlog in repair and replacement projects. They say that backlog compromises safety and service. Democrats say congressional Republicans have starved federal programs...
NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. In a speech Thursday in...