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Communities just downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly...
NEW YORK (AP) — While some fashion designers have always been overtly political, the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week just a month after President Donald Trump's inauguration included a broader range of brands addressing these tumultuous times. On Friday, the day after...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building. That was in 1995, when domestic terrorism seemed to be the nation's most...
MIAMI (AP) — The mayor is an immigrant, and more than half its residents are foreign born. But unlike many cities with large numbers of immigrants, there's no sanctuary for people living illegally in Miami-Dade County, Florida. A recent decision by Mayor Carlos Gimenez requires...
Is replacing a severely disfigured person's face with one from a dead donor ready to be called regular care, something insurers should cover? Mayo Clinic has raised that question by doing the first U.S. face transplant that's not part of research. Faces, hands, wombs and even a...
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man. His father and his brother, joined by several...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn's widow says she misses her husband "terribly" and was touched by the outpouring of love and support when he died two months ago. Annie Glenn turns 97 on Friday. On Thursday, she made her first public appearance since her husband's memorial...
HAMPTON CORNERS, N.Y. (AP) — Deep below upstate New York's farm country, workers in ghostly tunnels are praying for snow. Fiercer winters mean better business, longer hours and fatter paychecks at what's billed as the nation's most productive salt mine, which ships trainloads of...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It didn't take long for President Donald Trump to start running out of the custom-made Cross pens he uses to sign executive orders. "I think we're going to need some more pens, by the way," he said on Inauguration Day four weeks ago. Trump was handing...