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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lost about $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snow storm and decision to shut down the transit system, but it wasn't a crippling loss, according to a preliminary estimate from Moody's Analytics. Consumers who would have otherwise...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five members of a Utah family found dead in their home last fall overdosed on a mixture of drugs, and an investigation revealed the parents were concerned about a pending apocalypse, police said Tuesday. Springville Police Chief J. Scott Finlayson said...
DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car. The request came after about 20 people rallied outside...
The director of the National Weather Service says his agency should have done a better job of communicating the uncertainty about its forecast for a storm that hit the Northeast but did not hit the New York City area nearly as hard as predicted. On a conference call Tuesday with...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thieves in a stolen SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with up to 10 ounces of historic gold nuggets worth roughly $10,000, police said. But rare coin dealer Don...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall. But decades after cities tore down buildings and replaced them with parking structures, communities across the country are...
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches, leading forecasters to apologize, politicians to explain themselves and some Northeast residents...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in exchange for legal protections...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting a helium-filled balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break two major ballooning records. Here are five things to know about the challenge. THE PILOTS. Accomplished balloon pilots Troy Bradley of Albuquerque...