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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When Jim Johnson's quest to find out more about his namesake uncle killed in World War II led him to Mark Noah, the two men discovered they lived on the same island in the Florida Keys and even frequented the same bar. On Tuesday, eight years after they first...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mandy Pifer drove to the Los Angeles Police Department last week and prepared to face a fresh wave of grief. Pifer, a crisis counselor, has spent the last six years comforting people in the aftermath of death. The woman whose sister killed herself with an...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found at the bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island will own it outright because of a legal maneuver it took nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The truck-size metal container sitting in a downtown park here isn't meant to raise awareness about the global shipping industry, though it may nudge some people's curiosity in that direction. Step into the carpeted interior, and it's something completely...
MIAMI (AP) — Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits have instead been moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend draws to close. However, the airlines weren't ready to say "mission accomplished" yet, as it's just the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses. But when she came across an unrecognizable collection made not of spray paint but substances like grease pencil and apparently left...
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions of beachgoers this summer. On...
DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in Dietrich's only church. Kindness and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses. But when she came across an unrecognizable collection made not of spray paint but substances like grease pencil and apparently left...