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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A surfing competition touted as one of the most hazardous sporting events in the world takes place Friday. Two dozen big-name, big-wave surfers are expected to descend on a coastal Northern California town for the Titans of Mavericks contest. The...
A bill headed for President Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said. Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police have shot and killed a man who they say randomly attacked people at a central Ohio restaurant with a machete. Police say the man stormed into a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus on Thursday evening and started attacking people. Four patrons were...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local): 7:40 p.m. A spokesman for the New York Police Department says an officer convicted of...
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer says a man charged with kidnapping and raping his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter didn't abduct the girl but helped her run away from an unhappy home life as she had yearned. Defense attorney Seth Bank said Thursday that 42-year-old Isidro...
Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves, proving Einstein right again. Here's what we know: — Gravitational waves are extraordinarily faint ripples in the fabric of space and time, caused by cataclysmic events such as star collisions. Albert Einstein...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday. King has served as acting secretary since...