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WASHINGTON (AP) — On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops. And don't name your child Isis. For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names, according to the Social Security Administration. That's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops. And don't name your child Isis. For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names, according to the Social Security Administration. That's...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — If a metro area with 2.7 million people can't sustain two newspapers — especially with an aging population with the time and inclination to read a printed paper — can anywhere? Some say maybe not. The purchase of the 123-year-old Tampa Tribune in...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A pre-dawn fire tore through a home in Syracuse, killing six members of the same family, fire officials said Friday. Syracuse Fire Department officials said the blaze was reported around 3:50 a.m. at a home on the city's north side. When firefighters...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Paterno's son said Friday that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is "bunk." In a tweet , Scott Paterno wrote that "it...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Widespread flooding not only disrupts the living but sometimes also creates havoc for the dead. That's what happened in southwest Louisiana's Calcasieu Parish when an overflowing Sabine River — helped by days of heavy rain — recently pushed water inland about...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay. It took time because he hadn't fully acknowledged his sexuality, but also because he had to trust the...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite. A live web broadcast showed the first-stage booster...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay. It took time because he hadn't fully acknowledged his sexuality, but also because he had to trust the...