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Liberty University gives Carson a friendly welcome

Carson also attended a private, $500-a-plate luncheon fundraiser and Boonsboro County Club Wednesday. In the afternoon, Dr. Ronnie Martin, dean of Liberty University's College of...

Carson at LU: Watch out for 'propaganda'

In the afternoon, Dr. Ronnie Martin, dean of Liberty University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, led Carson on a private tour of the medical school facility,...

Part of Mississippi River closes; 2 boats collide, spill oil

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated and cleaned up an oil spill caused by the collision of...

The Latest: Judge says he didn't think fine would work

Edgar Orea, right, preaches to a group of same sex marriage supporters that have gathered outside the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky.,...

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP10ThingsToSee - A South Korean Army Surion helicopter fires flares during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon,...

Saving Sweet Briar to deliver final payment to college Wednesday

... Parenthood. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut...

US demands release of Christian lawyer detained in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is demanding that China release a well-known Christian lawyer and religious figures detained last month ahead of a meeting...

Alabama county must pay attorney fees in civil rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says Shelby County, Alabama, cannot recover $2 million in attorney fees from the U.S. government in a case...

Baseball, wings and Ellen: Meet the Miss America hopefuls

In this image released by Starpix, 52 Miss America contestants pose with reining Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, standing center in red, during a photo...

The Latest: Tianjin explosions destroy vehicles, buildings

There were scenes of devastation as dawn broke over the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin after huge explosions rocked the port city later Wednesday night.

Judge: Not told 6 kids killed in shooting faced danger

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge says he was never told that six children who were killed in their Houston home were in any "immediate physical...

Man charged in Texas killings: Kids were becoming 'monsters'

HOUSTON (AP) — A man charged in the deaths of a couple and six children at a Houston home has professed love for one of...

Academy of Music Theater board requests help from city council for renovation

Gracie is also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Frances Bradley, and brother, James Monroe Hurt.Gracie Jane is survived by her sons, Eddie Bradley...

Campbell County Schools expected to receive near full accreditation

Twelve of Campbell County's 13 schools are expected to be fully accredited this year, up from seven last year, according to Robert Arnold, the assistant...

Bedford Town Council sells land near railroad tracks to company

The Bedford Town Council agreed at its Tuesday meeting to sell a town-owned downtown property in hopes the buyer would revitalize the underused area. The...

Dutch woman dies in bungee-jumping accident in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a 17-year-old Dutch woman has died while bungee-jumping in northern Spain, the second fatal accident involving the sport in...

No-fly list case could shed light on US terror predictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A court challenge over the difficult process for airline passengers to remove their names from the U.S. government's no-fly list is taking...

The Latest on athlete's death: FBI not joining investigation

Arlington police say they are aware of the FBI's decision not to join the investigation of a North Texas police officer's shooting of an unarmed...

Liberty University names new law school dean

B. Keith Faulkner, the current head of the business school at Campbell University in North Carolina, plans to begin in October. He'll take over from...

Girl wounded in attack on Jerusalem gay pride parade dies

Jerusalem, known for its rich religious history and tradition, holds a modest parade annually in contrast to the large parade in nearby liberal Tel Aviv,...

Prominent German Social Democrat questions Merkel challenge

Lynchburg News and Advance - NewsAdvance.com ...Lynchburg News and AdvanceHowever, opinion polls have barely moved since 2013 elections: they show the Social Democrats trailing the...

California judge to rule on right-to-die lawsuit - NewsAdvance.com : Wire ...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A single mom given only months to live hopes that a court will do what the Legislature did not: allow doctors...

IRS: No new rules for political groups before 2016 election

The IRS, however, pulled the regulations and started re-working them after an unprecedented backlash from both conservatives and liberals. Koskinen said new regulations could be...

Netanyahu, British FM spar over Iran deal disagreements

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister and the British foreign secretary have publicly sparred over the deal on Iran's nuclear program. Speaking to journalists ahead...

San Francisco woman's death becomes immigration flash point

The story is burning up conservative talk radio, with hosts and callers lamenting the seemingly random killing. They're angry that San Francisco authorities had rejected...

The Latest: Germany: A 'no' win won't make debt talks easier

Conservative opposition leader Antonis Samaras cast his ballot Sunday, saying "we vote 'yes' to Greece. We vote 'yes' to Europe." ___. 10:25 a.m.. The Greek...

The Latest: Conservative leader urges Greeks to vote 'yes'

An elderly woman waits at bus stop as the banners reading ''YES to Greece, yes to Euro'' during the referendum day voting in Athens, Sunday,...

The Latest: Hollande sees quick Greek deal if 'yes' wins

A waiter holds a tray he passes a closed restaurant in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Greece braced for...

McConnell: Export-Import Bank supporters have the votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the supporters of the federal Export-Import Bank have the votes to revive it, and he'll give...

TRBC, other conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage

.... Moore, who fought a losing battle to keep a Ten Commandments monument he erected inside Alabama's state judicial building, said the decision went...

Bomb strikes Shiite mosque in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A bomb has exploded in a Shiite mosque in the Kuwaiti capital. The bomb struck the Imam Sadiq Mosque in a...

THE LATEST: Decapitated head left on gate at French factory

In this screen grab taken from video provided by I Tele, emergency services at the scene outside a factory where a man was allegedly beheaded,...

Other legal challenges to health overhaul remain

Health and Human Services Department: A unanimous three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in Washington rejected a conservative group's claim that Congress imposed new...

Government names special monitor for Corinthian student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is appointing a special monitor to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian...

The Latest: Clinton welcomes high court health ruling

Mike Huckabee calls the ruling judicial tyranny. He says, quote, "The Supreme Court cannot legislate from the bench, ... The conservative justice used the acronym...

Kapoor condemns intolerance after Versailles art attack

Last year in Paris, a controversial inflatable sculpture by U.S. artist Paul McCarthy called "Tree" was vandalized and deflated during an installation on Place Vendome...

Lawyer: Man shocked by wife's role in prison escape plot

Joyce Mitchell heads into Plattsburgh City Court for her hearing, Monday, June 15, 2015, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Mitchell is charged with helping convicted murderers Richard...

Local Catholic leaders say pope's encyclical addresses ages-old philosophy

PoliticoWhile the encyclical drew praise from church, science and government leaders, some politically conservative Catholics criticized its economic analysis, and some U.S. Republican politicians said...

Parliamentary elections high stakes for Turkey _ and Erdogan

The nationalist MHP party is also set to make gains — potentially siphoning votes from Erdogan's camp, with which it shares a common nationalist and...

Premier: Serbia ready to reduce dependency on Russian gas

Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, speaks at the news conference after talks with host Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, as the first Serbian leader to...

Property transfers and building permits for May 25, 2015

Randy S. and Lisa C. Williamson to WK Land & Timber LLC. Lot 17, C&J Country Estates, section I, Long Mountain ... William Michael Boudreaux...

Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol

Tea party conservative Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is pairing with liberal stalwart Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont to push for Senate passage of the...

5 things to know about Ireland's gay marriage referendum

Ireland's 1937 constitution, written by then-Prime Minister Eamon De Valera in consultation with Catholic Church leaders, is a document laden with conservative Christian values. It...

Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle

Most congressional Democrats and key liberal groups oppose new trade deals. But an uncertain number of House and Senate Democrats ..... In addition to her...

Irish premier: 'Create history' by voting for gay marriage

Catholic leaders and conservative pressure groups are arguing that legalization could produce surprising repercussions in Irish courts that could undermine traditional marriages. Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid...

Obama's trade allies scramble to line up 60 Senate votes

Most congressional Democrats and key liberal groups oppose new trade deals, saying they ship U.S. job overseas. But an uncertain number of House and Senate...

Nebraska poised to abolish the death penalty

If that vote holds in a veto override, Nebraska would become the first conservative state to repeal the death penalty since 1973. Nebraska hasn't executed...

Belfast baker guilty of discrimination over 'gay cake' snub

Same-sex marriages were legalized last year in the rest of the United Kingdom but remain unrecognized in socially conservative Northern Ireland. Ashers Bakery initially accepted...

AP PHOTOS: A look from the niqab, worn by some Muslim women

This photo was shot through the lowered veil of a niqab, which is worn by some conservative Muslim women. The cloth allows women to follow...

Gay leader of Catholic Luxembourg marries partner

Shoehorned between Germany, France and Belgium, Luxembourg has been at the heart of European affairs since the founding of the EU in 1957. It was...