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PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — An underground coal mine fire burns beneath a sprawling hillside in West Virginia, the pale, acrid smoke rising from gashes in the scarred, muddy earth only a stone's throw from some houses. The fire, which may have started with arson, lightning or a...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The federal trial of the South Carolina man who slaughtered nine Bible study participants has come and gone, with Dylann Roof's death sentence assuring he will spend the rest of his limited days in custody. But the June 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — An early-morning fire has destroyed a Texas mosque that had been a target of hatred in the past. The Victoria Advocate ( http://bit.ly/2k388PZ ) reports that a convenience store clerk spotted smoke and flames billowing from the Islamic Center of Victoria...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Kamron King's goal as the mascot at Portland High School is, of course, to make the crowds cheer — even though he can't hear them. The 15-year-old freshman, who began donning a bulldog suit at last fall's football games and now works the sidelines at...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has barred all refugees from entering the United States for four months, and indefinitely halted any from Syria, saying the ban is needed to keep out "radical Islamic terrorists." The order Friday immediately suspended a program that last...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ken Hartle, who as a Navy diver during World War II had the grim task of retrieving bodies from ships sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 103. Hartle died Tuesday afternoon at an Escondido, California, center for people with Alzheimer's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One week into office, President Donald Trump was trying to clean up his first international incident. The president shifted a jam-packed schedule Friday to make room for an hourlong phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who had abruptly snubbed...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ahmad Alabood, whose family was the first to be resettled in America as part of the "surge" refugee program, wishes President Donald Trump would help topple Syria's regime rather than press to close off U.S. borders to those fleeing a torn homeland. "The...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ken Hartle, who as a Navy diver during World War II had the grim task of retrieving bodies from ships sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 103. Hartle died Tuesday afternoon at an Escondido, California, center for people with Alzheimer's...