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HOUSTON (AP) — The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise. "It happens fairly frequently," says Sam Brody, director of Texas A&M University's Center for Beaches and Shores. "Houston is the No. 1...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed and not sent to a mental hospital...
MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) — When coal was king, its castle was the breaker — an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast. Nearly 300 breakers loomed over the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday. From Boston to Miami, New York to Los Angeles, more than half of tenants...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff wrote in his ruling Tuesday...
The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through the Southwest highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers. The...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing to ban it, but there remains potential for great growth, participants in a...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast. Los Angeles news station KNBC-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/1KzORi8 ) that a team spent much of Tuesday searching Channel Islands...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gambling industry participants and analysts agree that Internet betting is off to a slow start in the U.S. But despite challenges including hesitation by banks to approve credit card payments for online bets, casinos say and their observers say gradual...