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San Antonio's Castro, Mississippi's Barbour urge immigration reform at civil rights summit

AUSTIN, Texas - Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas that will feature four of the five living U.S. presidents this week.

Former US socialite found guilty in 1996 car bomb killing of her ex-husband

TUCSON, Ariz. - A once-prominent U.S. socialite was found guilty Tuesday in the 1996 car bomb killing of her ex-husband after spending years abroad living a lavish lifestyle across Europe.

Mickey Rooney's estate goes to stepson who served as caretaker, estimated value is $18,000

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Mickey Rooney's will calls for the bulk of his modest estate to go to a stepson who had been caring for him in his final years.

Obama to visit Washington mudslide that has killed 35, left 11 people still missing

EVERETT, Wash. - President Barack Obama plans to survey damage from the Washington state mudslide later this month and will meet with victims, first responders and recovery workers, the White House said Tuesday.

California bill seeking to end orca shows at SeaWorld stalls; panel says further study needed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

House majority leader: Congressman's constituents deserved apology; staffer in video resigns

BATON ROUGE, La. - Republicans kept their distance Tuesday from a Louisiana congressman who asked for forgiveness after a newspaper published a video it says shows him kissing a woman who isn't his wife.

American Airlines changes bag fees and mileage rules after US Airways merger

American Airlines Group Inc. announced changes to the frequent-flier programs and checked-bag policies on Tuesday.

US woman convicted of first-degree murder for fatally beating husband with hammer

PHOENIX - A woman was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend.

Hillary Clinton praises Russian group Pussy Riot as 'strong and brave young women'

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is praising Russian punk band Pussy Riot as "strong and brave young women" who "refuse to let their voices be silenced."

Arizona woman convicted of first-degree murder for fatally beating husband with hammer

PHOENIX - A woman was convicted of first-degree Tuesday for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend.

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