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Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.... 5/30/2015 4:49 PM

Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood.... 5/30/2015 4:58 PM

AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.... 5/30/2015 6:14 AM

Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?
The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, tens of thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets - and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.... 5/30/2015 5:44 PM

Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch
PHOENIX (AP) -- About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam on separate sides of the street.... 5/30/2015 10:06 AM

Barnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions
NEW YORK (AP) -- On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn, chatting animatedly with current students.... 5/30/2015 2:35 PM

Policies on transgender admissions at women's colleges
Barnard College's Board of Trustees is expected to vote next week on a formal policy governing admission of transgender students. The vote at the Manhattan campus follows those at a number of women's colleges across the country over the past year. The policies, which all acknowledge changing norms regarding gender, differ in their breadth. Here's a look at some of them:... 5/30/2015 2:37 PM

B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi
INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) -- Hundreds of people are filling a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.... 5/30/2015 5:36 PM

Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.... 5/30/2015 7:00 AM

Maine man to explore final resting places of poets in South
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) -- A former teacher who travels the country to document the final resting places of poets is looking forward to calling attention to African-American poets on a tour of the South and elsewhere.... 5/30/2015 6:04 PM



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