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WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park that's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over. The newly discovered magma chamber — located 12 to 28 miles underground — is four...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park. It's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over. The gigantic magma chamber is four times bigger and much deeper than the previously...
PHOENIX (AP) — The lawman who calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff" has been put in a tough spot by a federal judge who could hold him in contempt for violating his orders in a racial profiling case. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted under oath Thursday that his...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school founded by members of the du Pont family was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for dealing in child pornography. Christopher Wheeler showed no emotion and declined to speak. His attorney plans to...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Funeral plans are set for Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody. A wake will be held Sunday. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday at New Shiloh Baptist Church. The Rev. Harold Carter Jr. will preside...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's public transit agency is letting people ride for free for a day as a goodwill gesture following a winter of disastrous breakdowns. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says riders can skip the fare Friday for all modes of transportation,...
NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far. Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry's life for years as she...
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said the chain will unveil initial details on a plan to...