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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead. A day later, those sneakers are among her only possessions — along with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. Nearly everything else she owned was consumed by a...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of...
PHOENIX (AP) — In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm. It's the second time in two weeks that the desert is...
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed. "She sacrificed her own life to save the life of this 10-year-old girl...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator...
CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency planned to announce which one or two private companies wins the right to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. The deal will end...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said. The teenager has been moved several times since a judge in April ordered her to...