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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to supporters in Hope, Ark., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Huckabee announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Huckabee Touts Humble Roots

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hope, Ark. — Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee on Tuesday became the sixth Republican to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest, stressing his humble roots and traditional values. Huckabee announced his second bid for the White House here in the resonantly named birthplace he shares with the 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, whose wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, …

Some Doubt Islamic State Attack Claim

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Phoenix — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role. That suggests the two gunmen could have carried out their own lone wolf-style strike before they were shot and …

Parade Preparations

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Russian troops march through the Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade which will take place at Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday to celebrate 70 years since the victory in WWII, in Moscow, Russia, on Monday.ap …

Study: Going Out Alone More Fund Than You Think

Monday, May 4, 2015

On any given Friday night, bars, restaurants and movie theaters tend to fill up with people spending time with friends, lovers, and family. But when the weekend comes, those who find themselves on their own are likelier to be found on the couch, at home, doing something in …

No Bail for Suspect in NYPD Officer Shooting Held Bail

Monday, May 4, 2015

New York — A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head was ordered held without bail Sunday on charges including attempted murder. Demetrius Blackwell appeared in court for his arraignment in a …

Touching, Funny and Strange Messages in Obituaries Getting Wide Audience

Monday, May 4, 2015

White Plains, n.y. — Take a friend fishing. Don’t vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Buy a lottery ticket. And keep Mom away from my ashes. These are among thousands of emotional, humorous, sometimes snarky requests inserted into published obituaries, attributed to the deceased or their families. And though …

Solar-Powered Flight Over Pacific Set

Monday, May 4, 2015

Nanjing, China — It takes a Boeing 747 about 10 hours and 36,000 gallons of fuel to fly from eastern China to Hawaii. As soon as Tuesday, Andre Borschberg will attempt the same flight in a high-tech, sun-powered …

Brutality of Boko Haram Laid Bare

Monday, May 4, 2015

Yola, Nigeria — Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died …

O’Malley Defends Baltimore Tenure

Monday, May 4, 2015

When Martin O’Malley makes his expected announcement for president later this month, he plans to do it in riot-scarred Baltimore. “I wouldn’t think of announcing anyplace else,” O’Malley, the city’s former mayor and Maryland’s former governor, said Sunday …

Baltimore Mayor Lifts City Curfew

Monday, May 4, 2015

Baltimore — The citywide curfew was lifted, the National Guard began disappearing from street corners, and shoppers trickled back into Mondawmin Mall on Sunday as Baltimore looked forward to rhythm and routine after a week of unrest. “My goal has always been to not have the curfew in …

Two Gunmen Killed at Cartoon Contest

Monday, May 4, 2015

Garland, Texas — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night. …

Study: Most Brides Still Taking Husband’s Name

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Chicago — Rebecca Raab is getting married in July, and so faces a decision: Should she take her husband’s name? Her decision-making process took a detour into my email box recently. Raab, 29, who lives in the city’s …

Pasture-Raised Egg Market Grows

Sunday, May 3, 2015

In 2006, Michael Cox, a chicken farmer in northwest Arkansas, faced a choice that many farmers do: Grow or die. His family had been raising chickens for three generations, first for agriculture behemoth Cargill and then for themselves. …