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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal plan to let hunters shoot trumpeter swans has drawn fire from some of the people who toiled to bring the majestic white birds back from the brink of extinction. Trumpeter swans, North America's largest waterfowl species, have made a comeback in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Girls are finally getting a bigger role in Thomas the Tank Engine's boy-dominated world. Mattel, the toy maker that owns the Thomas brand, will add two female main characters to the "Thomas & Friends" TV series next year. Nia and Rebecca will appear in each...
President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Don't give up. Do get counseling. Don't look back. Survivors coped with problems for years after Hurricane Katrina decimated coastal Mississippi and Louisiana and flooded New Orleans. Now they have hard memories and hopeful experiences to share as southeast...
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — At the Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa's downtown, life goes on amid the smoky haze. Maker of the popular Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger beers, the brewery closed for just one day after wildfires ripped through the city's northern edge, part...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego. Brown said the federally-funded supply of vaccines is inadequate. His proclamation allows the state to buy vaccines...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews were briefed and headed out to do battle. Survivors returned to the charred remains of their homes, picking through debris for anything recognizable. And families clung to the hope that missing loved ones were still alive. As the sun rose thick...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Texas couple who set out for a day trip to Lake Powell while on vacation in southern Utah ended up narrowly surviving six harrowing days stranded on a rocky, desolate dirt road that was impassable in their rental car, authorities said Friday. Helena Byler...
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A former politician who molested a 103-year-old nursing home resident received a sentence to two years' probation a day after another politician in the same township was arrested on child porn charges. William Spingler, 76, was sentenced Thursday after being...