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SEATTLE (AP) — Friends of prominent outdoors writer Karen Sykes are anxious but hopeful that searchers will find her safely sheltered somewhere in Mount Rainier National Park. The well-known Seattle-based hiker was reported missing by a hiking partner late Wednesday while she...
OSSINING, N.Y. (AP) — An old power plant at Sing Sing that once supplied the juice for the electric chair is being eyed as the site for a museum dedicated to the infamous prison. Supporters envision thousands of tourists streaming "up the river" from New York to see artifacts...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Universities across the nation are in the midst of a campus housing boom, replacing aging residence halls with gleaming facilities whose technology and other comforts are aimed at attracting students who demand more from college life. Campus living for...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs. Descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and imported Eurasian boars, the swine cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year — including $800 million in...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration's advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation's most misunderstood minorities. Here are five things to know about transgender America: ___ WHO YOU ARE VS. WHOM...
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — The 54th annual Run to the Clouds race on New Hampshire's Mount Washington is being held Saturday, pitting 1,300 runners against one another and against the tallest peak in the Northeastern United States. Here's what you need to know about the race...
NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful U.S. House of Representatives committee was ordered on Friday to appear before a judge next month to explain why it should not be required to turn over documents in an insider-trading probe. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan set a July 1...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man twice convicted of killing a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover in the city's deadliest house fire was sentenced Friday to 35 years in federal prison. Antun Lewis, 30, had asked the judge in U.S. District Court in Cleveland for mercy and...