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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A surfing competition touted as one of the most hazardous sporting events in the world takes place Friday. Two dozen big-name, big-wave surfers are expected to descend on a coastal Northern California town for the Titans of Mavericks contest. The...
A bill headed for President Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has...
BOSTON (AP) — Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours. The 45-box archive, which includes multiple drafts with handwritten revisions to both the novel and the screenplay, is being sold by Boston-...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said. Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police have shot and killed a man who they say randomly attacked people at a central Ohio restaurant with a machete. Police say the man stormed into a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus on Thursday evening and started attacking people. Four patrons were...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local): 7:40 p.m. A spokesman for the New York Police Department says an officer convicted of...
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer says a man charged with kidnapping and raping his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter didn't abduct the girl but helped her run away from an unhappy home life as she had yearned. Defense attorney Seth Bank said Thursday that 42-year-old Isidro...
Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves, proving Einstein right again. Here's what we know: — Gravitational waves are extraordinarily faint ripples in the fabric of space and time, caused by cataclysmic events such as star collisions. Albert Einstein...