Native Alaskans who protected Alaska in WWII to be honored

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The military on Friday will honor more than a dozen deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a...

Civil War museum closes after spat over Confederate flag

AP Photo/David Goldman ATLANTA (AP) — This much everyone can agree on: A small Civil War museum, nestled in an old farmhouse at the site of a purported battlefield, has closed its doors and boxed up its Confederate and Union artifacts. The leaders of a volunteer group that...

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan WASHINGTON (AP) — Both political parties are finding cause for optimism in a House race in Montana won by a Republican who faced last-minute assault charges. Looking ahead to next year’s midterm elections, Democratic strategists said Friday...

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

AP Photo/Eric Gay JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with “Blue Lives Matter” laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern...

Civil War museum closes after feud over Confederate spat

AP Photo/David Goldman ATLANTA (AP) — This much everyone can agree on: A small Civil War museum, nestled in an old farmhouse at the site of a purported battlefield, has closed its doors and boxed up its Confederate and Union artifacts. The leaders of a volunteer group that...

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

AP Photo/Eric Gay JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with “Blue Lives Matter” laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern...

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools

AP Photo/Tony Dejak COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding. The future of virtual schools is part of the...

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the 1981 death of an infant is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children who were in her care around that time. The Bexar (bayr) County...

Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford CHICAGO (AP) — How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago. Inmates in the jail’s medium-security Division 11 can now order pizzas made with the finest...

Kennedys discuss JFK's legacy 100 years after his birth

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia BOSTON (AP) — John F. Kennedy didn’t make it even halfway to 100 – a milestone he might have celebrated next week – but the slain U.S. president’s legacy is being lived out by members of his family. The nation’s 35th...