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Dallas suburb faces racial backlash after shooting

BALCH SPRINGS, Texas   The Dallas suburb where a white police officer shot and killed a black teenager as he left a party has a population that’s just 20 percent white but a police department that’s 80 percent white.  More...

GOP revives struggling health care bill and plans House vote

WASHINGTON In a startling turnabout, Republicans say they are ready to push their prized health care bill through the House and claim a victory for President Donald Trump, six weeks after nearly leaving it for dead and days after support from GOP mo More...

Class assignment to build toy gun sparks university lockdown

ST. LOUIS   An engineering student at Saint Louis University did too well on a class assignment to build a toy gun, creating a model so realistic that it prompted a campus-wide lockdown and hunt for a possible shooting suspect.  More...

Reports: At least 35 killed in Iran coal mine explosion

TEHRAN, Iran A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, semi-official news agencies reported today, as rescuers worked a second day to reach those trapped inside after the blast. More...

Afghanistan women fear loss of shelters as funding dwindles

KABUL, Afghanistan As Afghanistan slides back into chaos, with a resurgent Taliban and dwindling international aid, many fear that the country’s women’s shelters could be forced to close, leaving those who rely on them at the mercy of an More...

Small town gets 2 theaters

CENTRAL CITY, Neb. Small-town movie theaters aren’t exactly a growth industry. More...

Visa crackdown threatens seasonal help at resorts

PROVIDENCE, R.I.   Innkeepers, restaurateurs and landscapers around the U.S. say they are struggling to find seasonal help and turning down business in some cases because the government tightened up on visas for temporary foreign workers.  More...

Arcade fun leads to Guinness record for N.H. man

CONCORD, N.H. Robby Lakeman’s claim to fame can be traced back to a storied New Hampshire institution. More...

Government-wide spending bill headed for a House vote

WASHINGTON A government- wide spending bill that President Donald Trump seemed to criticize Tuesday morning but now calls “a clear win for the American people” is headed for a House vote. More...

State charges still possible for Baton Rouge officers

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Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates

WASHINGTON   Despite rising national graduation rates, low-income and minority students continue to lag behind their peers in finishing high school, according to a study released today.  More...

Trump seeks steps from Abbas to promote peace with Israel

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will press Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas today to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. More...

Trump, Putin may work together on Syria

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled improving prospects for cooperation in Syria in what the White House called a “very good” phone discussion that included a focus on setting up safe zon More...

EU Brexit chief says time is running out for talks

BRUSSELS   The European Union’s point-man on Brexit urged Britain to work tirelessly to conclude negotiations on leaving the bloc, warning today that time is running out to seal a deal by 2019.  More...

Homeless being trained to help the sick

ASHEVILLE, N.C. Jane Doe 246, as she is called in a police report, was found Oct. 23 just after 4 p.m. She was still in her sleeping bag near the banks of the French Broad River. Temperatures had dropped that Sunday morning to as low as 35 degrees. More...

Overcoming opioids: When pills are a hospital’s last resort

BALTIMORE A car crash shattered Stuart Anders’ thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. More...

Seoul: THAAD can defend against North Korean missiles

SEOUL, South Korea A contentious U.S. anti-missile system in southeastern South Korea is now operating and can now defend against North Korean missiles, a South Korean official said today. More...

Kimmel tearfully recounts newborn son’s heart surgery

LOS ANGELES A tearful Jimmy Kimmel turned his show’s monologue into an emotional recounting of his newborn son’s openheart surgery — and a plea that all American families get the life-saving medical care they need. More...

Gay rights activists detained in Russia at protest against torture

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia Russian police have detained several gay rights activists in St. Petersburg during a protest against the reported abuse of homosexuals in Chechnya. More...

Doughnut shop has new recipe for marketing

MINNEAPOLIS Bradley Taylor wove through a crowded college party, handing out doughnut holes from his tricycle. More...