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BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A man in a southwest Ohio Wal-Mart store waved a rifle at customers, including children, and was fatally shot by police when he wouldn't drop the weapon, according to police and a recorded 911 call from a witness. Authorities say a customer also died...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 10 million Americans decided they would be a different race or ethnicity in the early 2000s, with the largest movement coming from Hispanics deciding which racial category they should be in, a new census report showed Wednesday. People switched between...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Getting to the Grand Canyon Skywalk used to include a teeth-chattering drive over a washboard road fraught with dips and twists. Motorists have a smoother drive to the Hualapai Tribe's most popular tourist destination now that Diamond Bar Road is...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket tried at least three times that day to breach airport security before she managed to board the plane, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday. It was the San...
MIAMI (AP) — Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by shifting much of the cost to customers. While the issue applies broadly to all patients with chronic illnesses that require...
Comparatively few really big storms pass close enough to Hawaii to do much more than shake the palm fronds, but now back-to-back storms packing high-speed winds are bearing down on the island chain. Hurricane Iselle could hit the islands as early as Thursday. Just behind it is...
GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Jonathan French was among the first to answer the call for help, as usual, when a van was ablaze along an interstate in the middle of the night. The third-generation firefighter was working alongside his mother, another volunteer firefighter, when they were...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Loretta Rush, a longtime juvenile court judge who joined the Indiana Supreme Court in 2012, was named the court's first female chief justice Wednesday. The Judicial Nominating Commission chose Rush to succeed Justice Brent Dickson as the high court's leader...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In much of the world's oceans, levels of the metal mercury are double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution, a new study says. Researchers found there's more mercury from human sources — mostly burning fossil fuels and mining for gold — than...