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NEW YORK (AP) — Lions and tigers and bears are increasingly becoming night owls because of us, a new study says. Scientists have long known that human activity disrupts nature. Besides becoming more vigilant and reducing time spent looking for food, many mammals may travel to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large government survey released Thursday. About two decades ago...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's incoming mayor, London Breed, knows the yawning gap between rich and poor firsthand. She was raised by her grandmother in the city's drug- and violence-riddled projects. Now it's her job to try to unite San Francisco, a city unsettled by the...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Supporters of a Connecticut resident who was scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant this summer are protesting a decision by U.S. immigration officials to instead deport him to his native Honduras. A rally is planned Thursday afternoon in front of the U...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former juror on a death penalty trial said Thursday that he was "frankly upset" to read information last year about the terrible childhood of the man he and 11 other jurors recommended be executed two decades ago. The upbringing of killer Raymond Tibbetts...
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 10:45 a.m. New Jersey has launched sports betting. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off a new era of gambling in the state, making the first official bets on Thursday...
TORONTO (AP) — For the first time in decades, one of the world's most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians — widely considered some of the nicest, politest people on Earth — absorb Donald Trump's insults against their prime minister and attacks on...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes. Each electric vehicle in the...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville Wednesday night. She said he had been...