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NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump's offer and used the women's restroom at one of his luxury buildings. The Republican presidential candidate said last week that he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose. Trump...
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children's entertainment. DreamWorks...
CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has pleaded guilty to helping move more than $1.5 million in drug money between the U.S. and Mexico. Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega entered the plea Wednesday in Chicago federal court. The...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Relatives of a legally armed black musician who was fatally shot by a police officer while waiting for a tow truck said Thursday that after meeting with prosecutors they remain leery but are also more hopeful about the decision to present the case to...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school history teacher chosen as the National Teacher of the Year on Thursday says she was surrounded by poverty, drugs and violence as a child but imagined other possibilities for her life with help from educators. Jahana Hayes, who...
Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker's stake in cardiovascular care. Shares of North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott plunged, while St. Jude soared early Thursday morning...
UPDATE: After collecting and destroying 5.5 million pounds—2,762 tons—of unused prescription drugs in the past 5 years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is continuing its efforts to take back unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications. The DEA invites...
BY NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, HILLEL ITALIE AND JEFF BAENEN CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) -- Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home...
Alarum. The President is coming. Barack Obama’s impending arrival in Austin Texas is shutting down at least 17 schools. Businesses plan to shutter at noon. Local media advise local citizens to get out of their own town, or at least avoid the city center from 1 pm to at least 9...