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HAVANA (AP) — Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms. In my hotel room, the soft sound of guitars enters from the balcony. In the cobblestone street below, I enjoy a cigar and watch a teenage girl introduce her boyfriend to...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have placed blame on the elite Southern university, saying their clients' judgment was warped by a campus...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. The court said its seven justices unanimously voted to heed a recommendation by its ethics advisory...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow. Nevada health officials said Friday that they're considering strict brothel-style...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Thursday, after a motorist pulled into the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have shot and killed a man who officials say drove through a West Texas checkpoint. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a statement Friday about the shooting. The agency said it happened around 5 p.m. Thursday, after a...
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials are surveying the ocean and shoreline for signs of spilled oil after a towing vessel sank off Oahu. Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Melissa McKenzie said Friday that crews are looking for oil from the air and along the shoreline. The Coast Guard...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Army's tools for identifying troubled soldiers would not have flagged the specialist who went on a rampage last April at Fort Hood that left four dead and 16 wounded, despite signs of his instability, a U.S. Army report said Friday. While the report...
SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. But it's not clear how much of the increase...