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MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — It's one of the first questions that occurs to a visitor at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate: How much of the mansion really dates back to Washington's time, and how much has been replaced? The estate is in the midst of a project that will help...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Carson Luke still has nightmares about the time four years ago when he was in second grade and school staff locked him inside a room, his mother said. He broke his hand when the door was closing and somehow broke his foot. Carson, who has autism and...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — If his Facebook page is any indication, Craig Hicks doesn't hate Muslims. An avowed atheist, his online posts instead depict a man who despises religion itself, but nevertheless seems to support an individual's right to his own beliefs. "I hate Islam...
NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) — She bought draperies flecked with Swarovski crystals. The ceiling mural at her "Gone with the Wind"-inspired mansion featured her family in robes, gazing down from the heavens. And Claire Risoldi's grand Republican fundraising soirees included the time she...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-awaited rules to usher in a new era in which small, commercial drones zipping through U.S. skies are a part of everyday life were proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday. The proposal lays out requirements commercial operators must meet...
NEW YORK (AP) — Long before there was an official confession, there were the confidants: friends and relatives who heard a disturbing story about killing a child from the man now on trial in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz. Most didn't tell authorities until police...
MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — It's one of the first questions that occurs to a visitor at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate: How much of the mansion really dates back to Washington's time, and how much has been replaced? The estate is in the midst of a project that will help...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This much is not in dispute. William Richards' wife, Pamela, was strangled and her skull smashed in the summer of 1993. A California jury later convicted Richards of murder after hearing an expert say an injury on his wife's hand was consistent with his...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A plane carrying the Mississippi State men's basketball players made an emergency landing in St. Louis when one of its engines failed, and a spokesman said Sunday the team plans to take a bus home. The mishap occurred after the Bulldogs defeated the Missouri...