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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...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off. Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove says Flight 567 was taxing on the runway Saturday night when the passenger was stung. He says the plane returned to the...