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WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures. They first met nearly 10 years ago, dinner guests of a mutual...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A teacher who spent a month in prison for the rape of a 14-year-old student goes back to court Friday to be re-sentenced after the original judge in the case was censured over comments that placed some responsibility on the victim. Defendant Stacey Dean...
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — An "angry employee" at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City stabbed two women, killing one of them, Thursday before an off-duty law enforcement officer shot the suspect, police said. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told reporters at the scene...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in a plaza outside the United Nations to protest what they said was Iran's continued support of terrorism, its poor record on human rights and its deceptive tactics in nuclear negotiations as the country's president delivered...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A truck dripping rancid juices from thousands of pounds of rotting chicken sat in the heat attracting flies Thursday at a western Montana truck stop, where an Idaho trucking company employee abandoned it. The driver left the trailer containing...
GILCHRIST, Texas (AP) — If kidnap suspect Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was looking to hide from authorities, he picked what would seem to be a good spot with the remote Bolivar Peninsula, a finger of Gulf of Mexico barrier sand and scrub vegetation barely above sea level. The island'...
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — A Tennessee woman was charged with murder after gunning down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the woman's newborn baby, a sheriff said. Catherine Goins lured 30-year-old Natalia Roberts to a friend's home in Ringgold earlier this month by saying...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe. Much of the land on the 27,000-square-mile reservation has been...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, knocking things off shelves and causing people to take cover but bringing no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, and it hit...