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New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

July 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. more »»

Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

July 1, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom doo. more »»

Ex-state senator pleads guilty to racketeering in California

July 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown. more »»

As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

July 1, 2015

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Rev. more »»

Confederate emblems 'treason,' says head of rights group

July 1, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag. more »»

New security measures in place at NY prison after escape

July 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures are being put in place at a maximum-security New York prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. more »»

FACT CHECK: When Chris Christie tells it like it isn't

July 1, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full... more »»

Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

July 1, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon began easing into an era of legal marijuana Wednesday after an early morning pot celebration at the center of Portland. more »»

Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. more »»

Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. more »»

Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

July 1, 2015

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says Alabama counties must abide by court decisions allowing gay marriage.

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Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

July 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team... more »»

Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot. more »»

White House allows photos, social media on public tours

July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot. more »»

Western wildfires: Flames plague hot, dry Washington region

July 1, 2015

New flames ignited in drought-stricken Washington state, not far from where a destructive wildfire reduced homes to rubble. Crews also are battling blazes in California and Nevada. more »»

Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

July 1, 2015

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday. more »»

Source: Fire at black church in South Carolina wasn't arson

July 1, 2015

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday. more »»

 
 

 

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