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FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply. The 2,000-acre...
GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — Nearly a year since a historic wildfire charred a huge swath of California's High Sierra, debate rages over what to do with millions of dead trees left in its wake: truck them to lumber mills or let nature to take its course? One side argues that the...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man and two children are dead following a single-vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix. Scottsdale police officer David Pubins says a pickup truck carrying the three along with the children's father went out of control and rolled about 4 p...
NEW YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife — that much is certain. But six years later, the circumstances of the...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city says water will be flowing into the Toledo area from all corners of the state to help the 400,000 people who are being warned not to drink the city's water. Toledo's mayor says water is coming from Akron, Cincinnati and...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Both are big-name governors of populous states. Both have presidential aspirations and a reputation for bare-knuckle bullying. And both are now facing criticism — and the scrutiny of federal prosecutors — for their administration's penchant for micro-...
CHICAGO (AP) — John Trinca couldn't remember the name of the soldier who died right next to him minutes after they met during World War II, and all Thomas Bateman Jr. knew of his father's death was that it happened in 1945 in the Philippines. The two will meet for the first time...
CHICAGO (AP) — A Tennessee man will receive the long-lost Purple Heart that was awarded posthumously to his father and will meet a man who was standing next to his father when he was killed during World War II. Pvt. Thomas Bateman's medal will be presented to his son during a...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The shooting death of a 3-year-old girl sitting on a front porch was decried as senseless violence, with one family friend saying, "No baby deserves to die like that." Police on Saturday identified the girl as Tynirah Borum. She was shot in the chest by a...