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It was 1980 and Muhammad Ali had no business being in the ring against a younger and stronger Larry Holmes, no matter how much his entourage kept telling him how good he looked in training. And he did look good. He had lost nearly 40 pounds to get his body to a reasonable...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment in Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge drew immediate reaction from environmentalists who said oil should not be transported by rail, particularly along a river that is a hub of recreation and commerce. At least eleven cars...
He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper. He was The Greatest. Muhammad Ali died...
COURTLAND, Ala. (AP) — Lisa Davis, a cashier at a Foodvalu grocery store in rural north Alabama, spent Friday ringing up bottled water sales after a local utility declared its tap water unfit to drink because of chemical contamination. Some customers got a six-pack; others...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nest Labs CEO Tony Fadell is flying the coop two years after selling the smart-thermostat maker to Google for $3.2 billion. Fadell, best known for helping to invent Apple's iPod, announced in a Friday blog post he is leaving Nest. His departure comes after...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Army has said the five Fort Hood soldiers who died when a rain-swollen creek swept their vehicle into rushing waters were in the right place for their intended training. Yet the tragedy is prompting multiple investigations into the circumstances...
DENVER (AP) — Both of the U.S. military's high-drama, high-dollar flying teams suffered crashes on the same day this week, but supporters say the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels are worth the money and the risk because they're vital to recruitment and help...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A heat wave in large parts of the West and Southwest has many scattering for reprieve from the sun. In places like Arizona, the triple-digit temperatures are a way of life, but many still seek ways to escape it. Most are also equipped with cold air...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Twenty-one elementary students and a bus driver were injured after one school bus rear-ended another in Washington state. Renton School District spokesman Randy Matheson says the buses were picking up students from local apartment complexes at about 9:30 a.m...