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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are getting ready to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. Technology and social media have become an important part of the U.S. and Canadian military...
MIAMI (AP) — Pasquale Vaglio, a retired New York City policeman and Korean War veteran, was on the cruise of a lifetime with 18 family members in the summer of 2011 aboard Royal Caribbean's "Explorer of the Seas." Then, the accident happened. Vaglio, 82, fell and hit his head...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Capitol has displayed a Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus pole, atheist banners and even a tribute to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But a display showing an angel falling into flames with the message "Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple" was too...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The FBI wants law officers assigned to areas around the Mississippi River bridges at Memphis, Tennessee, to keep an eye on the spans after a vague threat that one would be blown up. FBI spokesmen said Tuesday the threat was unsubstantiated but that local...
CHICAGO (AP) — A wintry mix of Gulf Coast thunderstorms expected to travel north, predicted snowfall in the Great Lakes and blustery conditions in the nation's midsection threatened Tuesday to snag holiday travel plans nationwide. While snow fell in some Midwestern states...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor has announced five arrests in a brazen scheme in which guns — even an AK-47 rifle — were taken onto passenger jets for years in carry-on luggage. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson made the disclosure at a news conference Tuesday...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Hospital officials say a Baltimore-area woman is getting better after she was shot by her ex-boyfriend, who ambushed two New York police officers. Karen Lancaster, a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland Medical Center, said Tuesday that 29-year-old Shaneka...
NEW YORK (AP) — After Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend and posted an online death threat against police, investigators in Maryland used modern cellphone tracking technology to follow his journey to New York City in real time. But when it came to giving the New York...
CHICAGO (AP) — Severe weather could snag holiday travel with a strong storm system that's delivering heavy rains in Gulf states and possibly through the East Coast, and threatening snow in the Great Lakes. Snow from another system fell in some Midwestern states Tuesday,...