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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An exhibit being created for Pope Francis' trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by offering visitors the chance to acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. An artist will build a grotto made of knots near the city's main cathedral...
NEW YORK (AP) — At the height of the evening rush in Brooklyn, Gilbert Drogheo took a subway ride that he didn't survive. Drogheo, a 32-year-old electrician's apprentice and father of a 5-year-old daughter, was fatally shot in a crowded station by another man who said he wanted...
MOUNT IDA, Ark. (AP) — The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria. Since 1988, the number of research...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century. But that broad legal premise has been put to the test in several states amid cases that stretched the...
SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed "a sunburnt country," suffered a torturous drought from the late 1990s through 2012. Now...
TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday. Michael Ryan died around 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Tecumseh State Correctional...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises, hinting at the reception it could receive if rolled out...
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the...
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase...