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SAN DIEGO (AP) — As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pilot suddenly...
NEW YORK (AP) — They're skills any city dweller needs: Taking strangers and noisy streets in stride. Riding calmly in elevators. Hopping a cab or subway. And ignoring tempting food all around you. Magneto, a 170-pound Leonberger dog, was out to show he could do all that as he...
Donald Trump already slammed the president, the Democratic Party and his Republican rivals in the race for the White House, as well as immigrants from Mexico, the Chinese and Sen. John McCain for being a prisoner of war. To that fast-growing list he has now added Fox News...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest in the events marking a year since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A march to mark the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown has ended in Ferguson, Missouri. The march...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest in the events marking a year since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A march to mark the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown has begun in Ferguson, Missouri. The march...
HOUSTON (AP) — The latest on eight people — including five children and three adults — found dead inside a Houston-area home (all times local): ___ 11:30 a.m. The man charged following the discovery of five children and three adults slain in a Houston-area home has a long...
NEW YORK (AP) — As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the...
DENVER (AP) — Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a Colorado river last week, turning it into a nauseating yellow concoction and stoking alarm about contamination of drinking water. Though the...
BAY CITY, Texas (AP) — For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row. On Monday, 59-year-old Jerry Hartfield will return to court for a retrial, facing a...