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NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia. And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years ago. That's the word from researchers...
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn out of control Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous and destructive...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An execution drug obtained by the Arkansas prison system earlier this month appears to have been made by a subsidiary of Pfizer, even though the pharmaceutical giant has said it doesn't want its drugs to be used in executions. The sale of the vecuronium...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it's also providing fodder for her congressional primary opponent. Wasserman Schultz announced her...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook. It's...
The author of the best-selling "Left Behind" novels about the return of Jesus and the rapture has died. A publicist for the Rev. Tim LaHaye says the novelist died Monday in San Diego, California, days after suffering a stroke. He was 90 years old. LaHaye and his partner Jerry B...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California man who attempted to support Islamic State (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A California man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and supervised release for life for attempting to support Islamic State and...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country streamed past the casket Monday of a slain Baton Rouge police officer, some solemnly saluting and others making the sign of the cross as they paid their respects and mourned one of their own...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least 17 other people wounded, officials said Monday. It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence, but Fort Myers police Capt...