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CAMP NELSON, Calif. (AP) — At the foot of a giant sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more than 20 stories into the dizzying canopy of a tree that survived thousands of years, enduring drought, wildfire and disease...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that her ability to size up and avoid people trouble seemed to follow would protect them. Then a bullet fired from a gun that D'Antignay Brashear never saw pierced the cheek of her...
WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) — Police say officers have discovered hundreds of dead and injured animals, makeshift cabins, burning trash and illegal stoves on a 70-acre property in Massachusetts. Police say Westport and Dartmouth officers searched a portion of the Westport land on...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The expulsion of two college athletes on sexual misconduct grounds highlights a little-known facet of the latitude schools are given when investigating such cases: They can mete out punishment even in the absence of a complaint from the alleged victim...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say shots have been fired at two New York Police Department officers, narrowly missing them. It happened late Tuesday night in Brooklyn. The officers were not hit. The Sergeants Benevolent Association says four males drove past the officers in a car and...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they've found two explosive devices inside a van with young children in it. Police made the discovery after spotting a minivan that was double-parked in the city's East Germantown neighborhood Tuesday night. Officers say they smelled...
NEW YORK (AP) — Photographer Rodrigo Abd of The Associated Press and three other journalists in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador won this year's Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. Columbia University's Graduate...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose deft touch with comedy and romance led to a string of TV hits that included "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley" and the box-office successes "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81. Marshall died...
DALLAS (AP) — The blood stains have been removed. So has most of the debris. But some remnants of the blast that ended Micah Johnson's deadly police ambush in Dallas remain at El Centro College: a wall and door frame blown back several feet, and wires and metal dangling from a...