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WALPOLE, Maine (AP) — Say "infrastructure" and most people think roads and bridges, not tubes and valves. But to Bill Mook, the black box in the basement of his oyster hatchery is every bit as fundamental as the basic facilities and structures that serve as a community's...
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — By all accounts, tensions between Latino newcomers and whites have eased in the nearly eight years since a vicious hate-crime stabbing left an Ecuadorean immigrant dead. Enter Donald Trump. Trump's planned appearance at a GOP fundraiser on Thursday just...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donald Trump was showing off his knowledge of all things Pennsylvania during a Pittsburgh rally Wednesday night when he asked a baffling question — about Penn State's famed football coach. "How's Joe Paterno?" Trump asked supporters. "Are we gonna bring that...
CHINO, Calif. (AP) — The youngest of Charles Manson's followers to take part in one of the nation's most notorious killings is trying again for parole. Homecoming princess-turned-Manson-follower Leslie Van Houten is scheduled for her 21st hearing before a parole board panel on...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — International crime rings targeting California's booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts to break the spree costing millions. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two young children have been killed in a fire at a New York City apartment building that investigators say broke out while their mother was across the street at a laundromat. It happened Wednesday evening at a public housing complex in the Bronx. Authorities say...
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A report says University of California, Davis contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to clean its online reputation following the November 2011 pepper-spraying of student protesters on campus. The Sacramento Bee reports Wednesday ( http://bit.ly/...
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's new assisted suicide law to be announced on Thursday will exclude non-Canadians, which means Americans won't be able to travel to Canada to die. A senior government official told The Associated Press late Wednesday the new law will exclude non-Canadians,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many of Kobe Bryant's fans, even the adults, have never known Los Angeles without him. It's a feeling they're about to have to get used to. For two decades he has loomed over the city like no other figure, often literally on billboards and the sides of...