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WASHINGTON (AP) — A pocket watch that stopped at 8:15 a.m. when the first atomic bomb dropped. A sprawling picture of twisted bodies and screaming faces engulfed by the flames. The school lunch box of a girl who disappeared without trace. As the 70th anniversary of the end of...
DALLAS (AP) — Gunshots have been fired near the Dallas Police Department headquarters, prompting a pursuit involving several police vehicles and culminating in a standoff. WFAA-TV in Dallas says an unidentified suspect fired multiple gunshots near the Jack Evans Police...
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A shooting near the food court of a popular Iowa mall left one female dead and stunned shoppers Friday night, police said. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots inside the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville sometime after 7 p.m. They said that a male gunman...
PHOENIX (AP) — A particularly aggressive strain of honeybee has been menacing parts of Arizona in recent weeks, with some people getting stung so many times that they've been hospitalized. In the past week alone, an 84-year-old man from the Tucson area was stung more than 2,000...
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — They dove into the cold waters, emerging with writhing, eel-like fish in hand and thrusting them into nets. Northwest Native American tribes thus began harvesting lampreys this week at a 40-foot waterfall south of Portland, Oregon. The jawless, gray fish...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Minimum occupancy quotas at immigrant detention facilities nationwide benefit for-profit prison operators by guaranteeing the government pays for thousands of detainees, regardless of whether those spots are filled, according to a new report by a group that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by union-backed Democrats, the House delivered a stinging blow to President Barack Obama on Friday and left his ambitious global trade agenda in serious doubt. Republican leaders, who generally support Obama's trade objectives, signaled they might try to...
HOUSTON (AP) — A former Texas prosecutor has been stripped of his law license after a panel of the State Bar of Texas determined he withheld evidence and used false testimony to win a capital murder conviction against a now-exonerated death row inmate. A three-member evidentiary...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive. The two states...