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Jeb Bush to eulogize mother, Barbara, in private service
HOUSTON (AP) -- Some 1,500 guests are expected Saturday at a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation's largest Episcopal church....

The Latest: Guests start arriving for Barbara Bush's funeral
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):...

After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again
Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground....

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears
PHOENIX (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states....

Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he's still going to have to face down nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat....

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947....

After town says 'nyet' to Russia monument, others say 'da'
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current tensions between the U.S. and Russia....

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - an image he snapped on the final day of his newspaper job before leaving to work at a brewery....

Kansas officials boost projected tax collections by $540M
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A new fiscal forecast for Kansas' government Friday boosted projected tax collections enough for some officials to declare that the state can afford extra spending on public schools lawmakers have approved, while a top Republican called for tax cuts....

Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse....

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Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
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After town says 'nyet' to Russia monument, others say 'da'

Protester faces charges for vandalism at NRA lobbyist's home

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yemen Red Cross: More dying from indirect effects of war

1 student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

Texas sheriff fires deputy who fatally shot unarmed man

Settlement announced in coroner discrimination lawsuit

Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli Gaza killings