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'To Kill a Mockingbird' play to go on under Harper Lee group

posted: 04/26/2015 9:31 a.m. Discuss

MONROEVILLE, Ala. — To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee has started a nonprofit company that will produce a play about the book, ending a dispute that threatened to derail the long-running performance, a publishing group said Saturday.

Baltimore protests turn violent after death of suspect

posted: 04/26/2015 9:08 a.m. Comment 1

BALTIMORE — A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile.

At OBU, Huckabee papers sit unsifted

updated: 04/25/2015 11:24 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- If former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee runs for president in 2016, he won't have people combing through his papers from his time leading Arkansas.

CIA's efforts stem scrutiny of strikes

updated: 04/25/2015 11:25 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- About once a month, staff members of the congressional intelligence committees drive across the Potomac River to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., and watch videos of people being blown up.

After wife raps for-profit colleges, Clinton quits chain

posted: 04/26/2015 4:28 a.m. Comments 2

Bill Clinton ended his role with a for-profit college system Friday, nearly two weeks after his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, began her second presidential campaign and singled out that industry for criticism.

DNA role revealed in mosquito stings

updated: 04/25/2015 11:55 p.m. Discuss

Are some people mosquito magnets? If so, genes may be to blame, scientists say.

Searching out true love clandestine job in Cuba

updated: 04/25/2015 11:55 p.m. Discuss

HAVANA -- As they begin to visit long-forbidden Cuba in greater and greater numbers, it is only natural that some American travelers will fall in love with Cuba. Others, with Cubans.

Obama tries comedy at media dinner gala

updated: 04/25/2015 11:54 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said he's bringing a new attitude to the final quarter of his presidency.

Protest turns violent in Baltimore

updated: 04/25/2015 10:11 p.m. Discuss

BALTIMORE -- A largely peaceful protest over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody, gave way to scattered scenes of chaos in Baltimore Saturday night, as demonstrators smashed downtown storefront windows and damaged police cruisers, while officers broke up skirmishes and made arrests near Camden Yards.

Focus in Colorado moving off of guns

updated: 04/25/2015 8:59 p.m. Discuss

DENVER -- When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over gun control.

Abe criticized ahead of trip to U.S.

updated: 04/25/2015 8:51 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit this week to the United States.

Exits by 6 color town's fortunes

posted: 04/26/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

PARMA, Mo. -- Deep in Missouri's bootheel, the tiny farming town of Parma is withering away. The school closed years ago. The diners, the drugstores and the movie theater that lined Main Street are now vacant lots or empty storefronts with trinkets catching dust behind broken windows.

Washington News in Brief: 3 million flock to state's national parks

updated: 04/25/2015 11:25 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- More than 3.13 million people visited national parks in Arkansas in 2014, according to a report from the National Park Service.

Ice cream safe overall despite recalls, U.S. says

updated: 04/25/2015 11:25 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat despite recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

California going deep in drought

posted: 04/26/2015 4:12 a.m. Comments 2

Most signs of California’s unrelenting drought are easy to spot, with mountaintops that should be snow-peaked this time of year stained brown and reservoirs in the heart of the state already half-empty.

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