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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is taking a novel approach to addressing enduring pockets of the home foreclosure crisis by buying long-unpaid mortgages, with plans to help owners stay in their homes if possible or use the properties as affordable housing if not, officials say. It...
NEW YORK (AP) — Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events? NBC says it will provide 85 hours of virtual reality...
MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago gun shop is raffling a semi-automatic weapon to benefit victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando. Second Amendment Sports in McHenry, Illinois, is selling tickets for $5 to win an AR-15 rifle similar to the one gunman Omar Mateen used...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Defenders of a former Army sergeant say he truly believed he was fighting the Taliban bomber who blew off his friend's limbs when he emptied 24 rounds from his 9 mm handgun at police and firefighters who were responding to a fire in his apartment...
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an active shooter at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A military post near Washington says a lockdown has been lifted, except for the medical building where an active shooter was reported...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out. The solar-powered Juno spacecraft is on the final leg of a five-year, 1.8 billion-mile (2.8...
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Joint Base Andrews tweeted Thursday that firsts responders are on the scene to secure the base that is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter and that first responders are now on scene to secure the base. The base instructed all personnel...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A civilian who helped a New York police officer subdue a gunman who had already fatally shot another officer is one of 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism announced Thursday. M. Neil Jones Sr., 60, was a valet supervisor who worked at...
HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events. The nation's first presidential library was officially dedicated on June 30, 1941, in Hyde Park, FDR's hometown located...