PITTSBURGH — As a baby, Kim Nyalka’s now 7-year-old daughter would twist her fingers through her mother’s hair as she fell asleep, and playing with her mother’s hair is still a treasured habit.
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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will allow more U.S. troops to be armed while stateside and called for other security measures to be put in place following the attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that killed five service members.
WASHINGTON — A century ago, American troops invaded and occupied a foreign nation. They would stay there for almost two decades, install a client government, impose new laws and fight insurgents in bloody battles on difficult terrain. Thousands of residents perished during what turned out to be 19 years of de facto U.S. rule.
LOS ANGELES — As classic diners and soda fountains gave way to double-decker strip malls packed with Chinese restaurants, Margie Myers, a resident of Alhambra for 64 years, didn’t say much.
WASHINGTON — Just 13 states require home-school instructors to have minimum qualifications, in most cases a high school diploma.
WASHINGTON — Johnny Waller Jr.’s 1998 felony drug conviction has haunted him since the day he left a Nebraska prison in 2001.
LOS ANGELES — A troubling portrait is beginning to emerge of the 15-year-old boy charged as an adult with murder in the death of 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton in Santa Cruz.
ATLANTA — The Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church said the placement of four Confederate flags outside two of Atlanta’s historical sites early Thursday was a terrorist act meant to intimidate.
KARNES CITY, Texas — Sister Sharon Altendorf waits for hours in the bare lobby. A television blares Muzak and flashes photos of employees of the month. Nearby, a guard keeps watch next to a metal detector.
If it makes its way to our shores, a newly discovered fungus from Asia could wipe out large numbers of salamander species and spark a major North American biodiversity crisis, scientists are warning.