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SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are celebrating the newest member of a population of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound in Washington state. The baby orca spotted over the weekend in waters off San Juan is the population's first calf born since 2012. A...
PHOENIX (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Norbert pushed into the desert Southwest and swamped Phoenix with record rainfall for a single day, turning freeways into small lakes and sending rescuers scrambling to get drivers out of inundated cars. In Tucson, one woman died after...
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. Nearly 500 children have been treated at one...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Clinton juggernaut is hitting the midterm campaign trail this week for fellow Democrats who are shunning an unpopular President Barack Obama. For Hillary Clinton, the events with Democratic donors are keeping her profile high as she weighs a second bid for...
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy and began dragging him away before his father and another man fought off the animal. The boy suffered bite wounds and scratches on his head and neck...
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. Nearly 500 children have been treated at one...
PHOENIX (AP) — Heavy storms pounded the Phoenix area early Monday, flooding major freeways and small roads, leading to several water rescues and setting an all-time record for rainfall in the city in a single day. A flash flood warning was issued for most of the Phoenix area and...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Already among the leaders in abortion restrictions, Missouri could be poised to enact one of the nation's longest mandatory waiting periods for women wanting to terminate a pregnancy. Missouri legislators are to convene Wednesday for a session devoted...
ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage. Chick-fil-...