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BALTIMORE (AP) — Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray was convicted. A number of black leaders said that they had low expectations of...
DALLAS (AP) — After months of silence, Baylor University on Thursday responded to mounting criticism of its handling of accusations of sexual assaults and other attacks by football players by demoting its president, Ken Starr, and firing its football coach, Art Briles. Baylor...
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Thursday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before — including Clinton's own...
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Tejas Muthusamy knew he was in trouble. The finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee were already off to an agonizing start Thursday, with 20 out of 40 spellers hearing the dreaded bell before Tejas stepped to the microphone. But he was supposed to be OK...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have sent Gov. Chris Christie a package of bills to keep Atlantic City from running out of cash, throwing the financially-strapped resort a life preserver just before the unofficial start to summer. The state Assembly and Senate on...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — With a triumphant pile of delegates in hand, Republican Donald Trump on Thursday claimed support from "almost everybody" in his party and turned his attention to his likely Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, who is still locked in a divisive...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University, the largest Baptist school in the U.S., has been contending for the past year with cascading reports of sexual assaults committed by football players and, more broadly, complaints by students, alumni and others that officials at the...
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — After four brutally difficult hours and some surprising eliminations, ten spellers are left in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Scripps made some rule changes to make the competition more difficult, and it was evident in the first round Thursday morning,...