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NEW YORK (AP) — Every morning, three young sisters wake up together with their mom in one bed in a Brooklyn homeless shelter. Every afternoon, they train in a sport that they hope will put them on a path to a better life. Tai Sheppard, 11, and sisters Rainn, 10, and Brooke, 8,...
CHICAGO (AP) — It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers...
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they'll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning, and above all,...
BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists are due back in court after being arrested during a natural gas pipeline protest in Boston. Karenna Gore, activist Tim DeChristopher and four others are expected to appear Friday in Boston Municipal Court...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week. The testing shows the black whales, with bulbous heads and...
WINSTED, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut artist's dream to honor American workers with a 5-stories-high mural that ties in contributions from thousands of children across the country is moving closer to reality. Ellen Griesedieck and her American Mural Project were awarded a $1...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The new version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion is being criticized for suggesting that terminating pregnancies can lead to heightened risks for breast cancer and depression. State law has mandated since 2003 that doctors...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to a man accused of abducting and killing an Ohio college student, according to search warrants released Thursday. The room also had a carpet-lined freezer with blood inside...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the basketball league made a business decision that North Carolina's law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people makes holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte untenable. "The NBA recognizes that it...