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SEATTLE (AP) — As wildfires burn homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground. Fire science...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Twinx. It's a Twinkie — stuffed with a Twix candy bar — wrapped in bacon — deep-fried — and drizzled with chocolate-caramel sauce. And its existence can mean only one thing: This is fair season, the time of year when over-the-top food somehow finds higher...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won't soon be forgotten...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer— an act that ignited days of...
BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a car veered off a New York highway, struck a tree and burst into flames, killing all five people in the vehicle, including two children. State police said early Sunday that a Honda Accord driven by 37-year-old Brooklyn resident Myriam Lebrun...
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — James Foley, the U.S. journalist slain by Islamic State militants after being held in captivity for nearly two years, will be remembered Sunday at a Mass of Remembrance in his hometown. Foley was kidnapped on Thanksgiving Day 2012 while covering the Syrian...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early. Here's why: If your...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck California's northern San Francisco Bay area early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake struck just before 3:30 a.m. about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon, which is about 6...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nobody wants to start thinking about taxes around Labor Day. But it's not too early if you count on your tax refund every year and you're getting a tax credit to pay health insurance premiums under the new health law. Here's why: If your income for 2014 is...