Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97.
By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press
Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart drew widespread attention, but there are already signs that any new safeguards will be slow in coming in oil-friendly Texas.
By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
It's not yet clear whether Cosby will now drop his counterclaims against the seven women, including one who recently died. They are among the dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct. He has denied their allegations and…
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
The concerns included allegations that LGBTQ agents at the FBI academy face discrimination and different evaluation standards, as well as gay agents being dismissed from the academy "because they are not 'bro-y' or masculine enough."…
By Gretchen Frazee
Trump has backed off threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border immediately, but the uncertainty spurred by his rhetoric and actions have already taken a toll.
By Don Babwin, Associated Press
An attorney for Jussie Smollett has written a letter warning that he'll demand sworn testimony from top Chicago officials if the city follows through on its vow to sue the "Empire" actor.
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
In social media's battle against misinformation, bogus claims about the dangers of vaccines are the next target.
A preliminary investigation on the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 concluded a controversial software system did contribute to the downing of the Boeing plane, and the pilots followed manufacturer guidelines to no avail. Boeing said it will release a…
By Tim Talley, Associated Press
The state attorney general's office will continue to pursue allegations that the drugmakers created a public nuisance, which he says is the most important allegation against the drugmakers.
Few scenarios are harder to witness than the suffering of a seriously ill child. For kids with life-threatening diseases, survival often requires procedures that are painful and scary. But a Washington nonprofit is encouraging kids to be active in their…
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