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SEATTLE (AP) — A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown. Some do it to seek an urban lifestyle, shorten commutes or be within...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A women's media group will honor freelance photographer Heidi Levine as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan. The International Women's Media...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A women's media group will honor freelance photographer Heidi Levine as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan. The International Women's Media...
The investigation of an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house found no evidence of the attack. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo detailed the investigation at a news conference Monday. Here are the highlights: WHY THE POLICE CHIEF SUSPENDED THE...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday gave his stamp of approval to a law that brings back the firing squad in the only state that has used it in the past 40 years — Utah. Under the law, firing squads will be a backup method if lethal-injection drugs aren't available...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston has seen its share of headline-grabbing federal trials, from the 2013 conviction of notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to the ongoing prosecution of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. There's just one hitch. With cameras banned in the courtrooms...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work? James Robertson's arduous daily journey back and forth to a low-wage factory job, widely reported last month, is just an extreme version of an increasingly common problem: Finding a job near home is getting...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's courthouses and holding pens are rife with problems — from a lack of elevators for people who use wheelchairs to poorly marked, separate entrances — that make them inaccessible or unduly difficult to navigate for people with physical disabilities...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project on Monday when a piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, killing three men and sending another to a hospital. All four men were involved in the construction of Charter Square...