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When Bette Davis became the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1941, it's believed she was met with such opposition by the predominantly male organization that she resigned after two months.
As of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at least 2,174 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
A California college student who was blocked last year from handing out copies of the Constitution gave his school a lesson in civics and the law, winning a $50,000 settlement and an agreement to revise its speech codes.
Prominent Republicans are calling for Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a controversial bill that would allow businesses to deny service over religious beliefs.
A Northern California woman and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to charges that they beat the woman's 3-year-old daughter to death.
A New York state trooper says he was concerned that Kerry Kennedy may have suffered a seizure or stroke after her car swerved into a truck in 2012.
After saying that Metro-North Railroad does not ‘condone’ the actions of a train conductor who penned an apology note to passengers over a train cancellation, the agency said Tuesday that the conductor does not face any disciplinary action.
A private school teacher in Washington who was captured in Nicaragua after a year on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" fugitives list has written the judge overseeing his child pornography case, saying he plans to spend the rest of his life "doing penance." Eric Justin Toth wrote the 2-page letter as part of a set of documents that were submitted to the judge ahead of his sentencing, which is scheduled for March 11.
Police in southwest Ohio were seeking three men Tuesday in the shooting of a transit bus driver they say survived with the apparent help of a biblical booklet in his shirt pocket.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees under a program to be announced Tuesday.
Record numbers of murderers and other California inmates serving life sentences, with the possibility of parole, are leaving prison.
U.S. consumer confidence fell slightly in February over concerns about the near-term outlook for business conditions and jobs.
A Tennessee high school student may not be walk at graduation after administrators found a knife inside his father’s car and slapped him with a 10-day suspension.
A lawyer for the family of a man who died outside an Oklahoma movie theater during an incident with police plans to release video of the incident.
A Florida man accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend called the woman 145 times in the span of 11 hours Friday and even caused the school where the woman worked to be put on lockdown because he threatened to blow up the place, police said.
Authorities say a 12-year-old Pittsburgh girl who got out of her father's SUV to pose for photos with a boy after her first date was struck and killed by the vehicle.
More than 250 people attended a two-hour meeting to ask questions about back-to-back accidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad and the first-known release of radiation from the repository.
Gov. John Kasich called the women's story one of hurt beyond imagination, but also a story that didn't end there.