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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a normal year for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, things would be getting dangerous right about now. Within the first few days of the 1,000-mile trek across Alaska, mushers would be crossing a mountain range that is home to Mount McKinley, North...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury awarded Marvin Gaye's children $7.3 million on Tuesday after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit song of 2013. Marvin Gaye's daughter Nona Gaye wept as the verdict...
A Vatican official who helped draft Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change is signaling the direction the document will take. The encyclical won't be released until June or July. But Cardinal Peter Turkson gave a talk last week in Ireland that Vatican observers...
LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Efforts to clean up one of the nation's busiest seaports after a collision between two vessels on the Houston Ship Channel spilled a flammable chemical were expected to take at least several days, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Tuesday. About a 4-mile to...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a normal year for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, things would be getting dangerous right about now. Within the first few days of the 1,000-mile trek across Alaska, mushers would be crossing a mountain range that is home to Mount McKinley, North...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities were searching Tuesday for a man caught on surveillance video running down a sidewalk with a toddler in his arms, with the boy's two young siblings screaming and chasing behind him, in what authorities in the tiny town of Sprague, Washington,...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On Thursday, an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists will ask a federal appeals court in Ohio to overturn convictions for sabotage and destruction of government property. Attorneys for Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are suing the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice, challenging the government's Internet surveillance as overly broad. The lawsuit's plaintiffs also include the Wikimedia Foundation, Amnesty...
BOSTON (AP) — Charla Nash never served in the military. She was horribly disfigured, not in combat, but in a 2009 attack by a rampaging chimpanzee. The Pentagon, though, is watching her recovery closely. The U.S. military paid for Nash's full face transplant in 2011, as well as...