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CHICAGO (AP) — In the wake of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in suburban St. Louis, civil-rights groups and a lawyer for the teen's family have compared Michael Brown's death to other racially charged killings of black men. Here's a look at some prominent...
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams' personal assistant found the actor Monday in a bedroom at his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at how much each state received in Education Department grants to reduce the cost of advanced placement exams for low-income students. The grant covers advanced placement exams administered by the College Board, the International Baccalaureate...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The wife and three children of an American man charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea are asking for mercy for him. The family of Jeffrey Edward Fowle, of Miamisburg in southwestern Ohio, appeared a news conference at their attorney's office Tuesday...
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Four people and a dog were found stabbed to death inside a Southern California home, and authorities said the sole suspect was in custody Tuesday. The suspect, a 46-year-old man, was arrested without incident in the coastal city of Goleta, according to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. defense official says the Pentagon is considering sending more military advisers to Iraq. Their role would be to help determine future course of action for the U.S., based in part on the impact of several days of targeted airstrikes on the Islamic...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into the Obama administration's emergency action in northern...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species. Wolverines, or "...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a police officer, a St. Louis suburb endured two nights of violence sparked by racial tensions. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed: THE SHOOTING: Authorities have been...