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WASHINGTON (AP) — Many federal employees started the workweek Monday with confusion and anxiety over a government shutdown that will lock hundreds of thousands of them out of their jobs. The partisan stalemate over the budget forced scores of federal government agencies and...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says 32 people have been taken to hospitals — some with serious injuries — following a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building. The FDNY says two of the patients were transported with potentially life-threatening injuries. The Daily...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans have taken to the streets to celebrate following their team's 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. The Eagles will be playing in their first Super Bowl since they lost to this year's AFC...
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region, state officials said. Traffic began moving again on U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara County shortly...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be open for visitors Monday, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Sunday afternoon. The two sites have been closed due to the federal government...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bob Meyers doesn't want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's sentence just the way it is: life in prison, with no chance of ever getting out. A federal judge has given a glimmer...
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. "Jumanji," starring Dwayne...
BOSTON (AP) — The idea may seem jarring at first: Creating safe spaces where drug users can shoot up under the watchful eye of staff trained in helping counter the effect of potentially fatal overdoses — all with the approval of public health officials. But the terrible toll...