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NEW YORK (AP) — During the dinosaur age most mammals were puny, generally weighing less than a pound. Now a bizarre fossil skull from Madagascar has revealed a comparative giant, one that clocked in at maybe 20 pounds. "It was a monster," said David Krause of Stony Brook...
Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway. In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted to texting while driving, despite laws...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI says a newly released supermarket security video shows a person of interest wanted in connection with the abduction of a Philadelphia woman. The video made public Wednesday shows a man in a dark cap and coat entering the store, walking down an aisle...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A weakened President Barack Obama and emboldened Republican leaders in Congress began adjusting to a new political dynamic Wednesday after voters coast to coast used the midterm elections to sharpen the dividing lines in an already divided government. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — A snaggletooth eight-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing. These are among the young power brokers who will determine the toys that will be under Christmas trees this year. At a time...
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 85-foot Norway spruce that belonged to a central Pennsylvania family of "Christmas elves" will serve as Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree this year. Workers cut down the 13-ton tree and a crane hoisted it onto a trailer Wednesday morning for the 155-...
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say graphic online photos that appear to show a slain woman before her body was found are possible evidence for detectives investigating her death. Kitsap County sheriff's Deputy Scott Wilson says he saw the disturbing...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of them have hiked across a hundred or more countries. Others have dived deep into the oceans off every continent. One member of the Adventurers Club of Los Angeles has walked on the moon, while another rode a crashed airplane to the ground and walked...
PARIS (AP) — The top diplomats for France and the United States are urging Iran to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful, as time runs out on Tehran's negotiations with world powers. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius maintained...