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L.A. homeless camps expand beyond skid row

Homelessness has been on the rise across the United States for several years now, and the trend is manifesting itself in the proliferation of homeless encampments in some America's major cities. The phenomenon is especially pronounced in Los Angeles, ...

USA Chant by Texas HS Draws Accusations of Racism

Chants of 'USA! USA! USA!' by members of the Idalou student section after a girls basketball game at Slaton Tuesday have been perceived as racist. A similar event in San Antonio received attention because the chant was used from a primarily white tea ...

Belichick claims no knowledge of how footballs were deflated

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But Belichick declined to answer questions Thursday after saying he knew nothing ...

Boy Scouts membership continues decline

The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday. More than 2.4 million youth participated in its programs in 2014, a ...

NFL Scandal: Did the Patriots Cheat?

NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now. ...

Toy Weapons Banned from Art Festival Youth Day

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Toy weapons have been banned from a Pennsylvania arts festival where kids sell handmade arts and crafts because organizers believe it's a step needed to combat the "especially violent times" in which we live. This summer's ...

Pope on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to free expression

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith. Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines, defending fre ...

It must be that 'White Privilege' thing

NEW YORK, (UPI) -- Naya Rivera shared her controversial theory about races' different showering patterns while co-hosting The View on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Glee star sat on the roundtable with panelists Rosie O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and the oth ...

'Sugar Babies' sounds a lot like the world's oldest profession

More than 200 women from Pittsburgh-area colleges are turning to a controversial solution for avoiding student loans: Going online to land a so-called "Sugar Daddy." SeekingArrangement.com, which touts itself as the world's largest Sugar Daddy dating ...

Oklahoma legislator's 'hoodie ban' bill stirs national criticism

[caption id="attachment_14321" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]An Oklahoma lawmaker has struck a national nerve with a bill that some have interpreted as outlawing hooded sweatshirts, or hoodies. A longstanding Oklahoma law make ...


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