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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation. The U.S. Geologic Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008,...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — The recovered remains of a ship belonging to the famed French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle, which sank off the Texas coast more than three centuries ago, were launched on their final journey Thursday. The keel and other large structural...
WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A police officer checking for speeders in an unmarked car was killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended him in northern New Jersey early Thursday morning, making him the second New Jersey officer to die in the line of duty this week. Officer Christopher...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Deep-sea explorers have recovered thousands of gold and silver coins and more than 40 heavy gold bars easily worth millions of dollars, and a slew of personal items that are a virtual time capsule of the California Gold Rush, according to newly unsealed court...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now's the time to get moonstruck. Forty-five years ago Sunday, Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world. Armstrong's "one small step ... one giant leap" on the dusty lunar surface July 20, 1969,...
A parish food pantry worker who was fired over her marriage to another woman sued the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Thursday, the latest in a growing number of clashes over gay rights between Roman Catholic leaders and their employees nationwide. Colleen Simon, 57, said...
DETROIT (AP) — A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to "beat the hell" out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday. The stunning remarks by Wayne County Judge James Callahan came as...
NEW YORK (AP) — The son of former tennis great John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal has been charged with drug possession. Authorities say Kevin McEnroe and another man were arrested Tuesday night during "a narcotics transaction" in New York's East Village. McEnroe didn't enter...
WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A tractor-trailer rear-ended an unmarked police car early Thursday, killing a Waldwick officer, the second New Jersey officer to die in the line of duty this week. Officer Christopher Goodell, 32, was operating radar to check for speeders on Route 17 at...