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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a "sneaker wave" as his wife looked on. These were but the latest deaths caused by sneaker waves. A leading expert says they are a particular...
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday. An anonymous tip two days before Christmas led police to Kimberly and...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sister Madeleine Miller applied for a high school teaching job in Nebraska thinking she would get judged on her credentials — not what she was wearing on her head. The 37-year-old nun was shocked to learn that, under a little-known law nearly a century old,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court. Judge William Pryor, an Alabama-based judge on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. Administration officials had long insisted that the president...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's a difficult topic to discuss, fraught with politics and social stigma, and an even tougher one to fix: people who kill themselves with a gun. But now two unlikely allies — the gun industry and a leading suicide prevention group — are coming together to...
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Rep. Tom Price has promised to help rip up President Barack Obama's 2010 health-care law. But some of the Georgia Republican's constituents wonder just what that will mean if their congressman is confirmed as Donald Trump's health secretary. Trump continues...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps nations fight climate change. The incoming Trump administration and some Republicans oppose the program. The State Department's...
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday. An anonymous tip two days before Christmas led police to Kimberly and...