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WASHINGTON (AP) — The current El Nino, nicknamed Bruce Lee, is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years, federal meteorologists say. But California and other drought struck areas better...
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Be prepared, be patient — and if you can't be on your feet for many hours, stay home. That was the message offered by New Jersey transportation officials Thursday as they laid out plans to accommodate the expected hundreds of thousands of people who will pass...
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is hoping its new mobile-payment service will let you leave your wallet at home. It's a claim Samsung Pay's rivals — Apple Pay and Google's Android Pay — aren't able to make because they work with fewer merchants. Those rival services require merchants to...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September 2013 (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The white North Carolina...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas will move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the center of campus, but statues of other Confederate figures will remain, school president Greg Fenves announced Thursday. The century-old Davis statue had been...
NEW YORK (AP) — Most deaths from Legionnaires' disease are tied to hospital and nursing home showers, not outdoor cooling towers, new government figures released Thursday show. Cooling towers are the focus of an investigation into a Legionnaires' outbreak in New York City this...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three years after Connecticut abolished the death penalty for any future crimes, the state's highest court on Thursday spared the lives of the state's 11 remaining death-row inmates saying it would be unconstitutional to execute them. Within minutes, a...
Surgery, drugs, radiation, comfort care. What's next for Jimmy Carter depends on how widely his cancer has spread and where, and how aggressively the 90-year-old former president wants to fight it. Carter said Wednesday that surgery on Aug. 3 to remove a mass in his liver...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family. U.S. food banks are expected to give away about 4 billion pounds of food...