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NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested two people for operating a drone over the George Washington Bridge that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter. They say the Aviation Unit helicopter spotted the small unmanned aircraft near the bridge at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday. The drone...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have found the mother suspected of abandoning a baby at a Manhattan subway station. Police say the 20-year-old woman is being questioned. She was found around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near 72nd Street and Broadway. No charges were immediately filed...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In the mid-1950s, air travel was a shadow of the highly advanced operation of checks and rules seen today. The skies were largely uncontrolled, and pilots outside major U.S. cities relied on sight to avoid catastrophes. Then, two commercial airplanes...
SEATTLE (AP) — As Washington state readied to become only the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally without a doctor's note, lines were already forming in front of the lucky few stores that got last-minute approval to sell. At Cannabis City, where the owner wasn'...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more could follow. Here's a look at five of the states...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called FingerReader, a...
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota reveal one reason why trouble keeps finding the nuclear Air Force. The "Big Sticks," as some call the 60-foot-tall Minuteman 3 missiles, are just plain old...
ATLANTA (AP) — More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows. That's twice the rate from just five years ago, although the pace of dumping landlines seems to have slowed down in recent years. The Centers...
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A roller coaster derailed Monday at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, slightly injuring four people and leaving about two dozen stranded about 20 feet in the air, authorities said. The Ninja coaster struck a tree branch shortly before 6 p...