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NEW YORK (AP) — An elevated park that offers a new view to visitors at the World Trade Center opened Wednesday, built atop a security center that screens vehicles and overlooking the memorial to those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. The one-acre Liberty Park, a $50 million...
RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) — Penny McClure eyed the creek swelling up behind the Go Mart as she worked her shift on the morning of June 23. It didn't seem ominous. Just an unpleasant, rainy day in West Virginia. Customers streamed in for supplies. Nobody seemed too worried. Then the...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge sentenced a career criminal to life in prison Wednesday for a brutal home invasion beating caught on a nanny cam after listening to the victim describe how the attack left her with physical and psychological scars. Shawn Custis said nothing during the...
HOUSTON (AP) — The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika. Broken window screens. Limited air conditioning. Trash piles that seem to re-appear even after they're cleaned up. On a hot, humid day this month...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plume of black smoke alerted the crew of a cargo vessel to possible distress. As they pulled closer in the Atlantic Ocean, they found a fishing boat engulfed in flames and the sailors in the water. The ship, K. Coral, hoisted 17 fishermen aboard. Two...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's freight train crash in West Texas (all times local): 11 a.m. Authorities say the three missing crew members aboard two freight trains that collided head-on in the Texas Panhandle are presumed dead. Texas Department of Public Safety...
New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas measure that led several clinics to close. Some of the laws limit when and how the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University drum major instructor accused of raping a female student has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery. A Franklin County judge heard from the young woman and 29-year-old Stewart Kitchen...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old shot boy dead in a car was the fourth member of a Miami family to be shot this month. Miami Gardens Police Maj. Ralph Suarez tells The Miami Herald ( http://hrld.us/29oU7H9 ) that Jemelle Raymond's death early Tuesday appeared "like a...