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SEATTLE (AP) — Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades. Federal officials want to restore the population and on Thursday released a draft plan with four options, ranging from taking no...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm that brought heavy snow and rainfall to northern California is bearing down on the southern Plains, where forecasters predict that crippling ice accumulations and heavy rain could cause widespread power outages and flooding. The National...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general announced Thursday he will launch an investigation into the department and FBI's actions in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were properly followed by FBI Director James...
NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it's also likely to raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and might trigger heart attacks. Those are among the conclusions about marijuana reached by a federal advisory panel in a...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Six children were presumed dead and their mother and three siblings were injured after an early morning house fire in northeast Baltimore, a fire official said Thursday. Firefighters found heavy flames coming from all three floors of the home when they answered...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is urging people to buy L.L. Bean as the company faces calls for a boycott because of a family member's donations to his candidacy. Linda Bean, a granddaughter of the outdoors retailer's founder, called the backlash "bullying"...
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's tattoos aren't the first to be used as evidence in a murder trial. Body art has played a role in a surprising number of criminal cases nationwide, though legal experts concede that tattoos by themselves are rarely a deciding factor in convictions...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When three brothers from Louisiana realized they were sold fake tickets to the national championship football game, they decided to fight back by using a fake out of their own. One of the brothers, Bryant Gentry, told the Tampa Bay Times ( http://bit.ly/...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 40 percent of California has emerged from a punishing drought that covered the whole state a year ago, federal drought-watchers said Thursday, a stunning transformation caused by an unrelenting series of storms in the North that filled lakes,...