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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky entered the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a declaration that he's running for the White House to "return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government." That message...
Campaigns to win broader anti-discrimination protections for gays and lesbians are getting a boost in several states from the national focus on new religious objections laws in Indiana and Arkansas. As Indiana and Arkansas reworked laws amid criticism from leading businesses...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police...
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday. The evidence came...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats in the White House and Congress accused 47 GOP senators of undermining President Barack Obama in international talks to curb Iran's nuclear program, saying that trying to upend diplomatic negotiations was tantamount to rushing into war with Tehran. "...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- A racist chant by several members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity that was caught on video led to outrage from the school's president and the organization's banishment from campus, but fallout from the incident appears far from over. President David...
The types of transparency questions surrounding Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of personal email to conduct business while secretary of state are nothing new in statehouses across the country. Governors and other elected officials routinely use private emails, laptops and...
A former Marine found guilty in the shooting deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man is being processed at an intake center of the Texas prison system to determine where he will serve his life sentence. Eddie Ray Routh arrived at the Middleton Unit near...