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BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — The knock on the door, strong and quick, jolted Barbara Hicks Collins awake. It was the middle of the night. Someone must be in trouble, she thought. She flung open her front door to the shocking sight of her car engulfed in flames. Investigators later...
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire swept through hills in Southern California on Saturday, threatening 3,000 homes, damaging a few and forcing hundreds of people to flee, some with pets and livestock. The fire erupted in late afternoon in tinder-dry brush as...
CORINNA, Maine (AP) — A dog has attacked and killed a 7-year-old boy in Maine. The Penobscot (peh-NAHB'-skaht) County Sheriff's Office says it happened Saturday evening in the town of Corinna, about 30 miles west of Bangor. Authorities have not yet released the boy's name or the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The dress code was purple, and the only requirement was to party. Hundreds of people obliged Saturday as Spike Lee threw a huge outdoor party for Prince ahead of the late legend's 58th birthday. Al Sharpton, Rosie Perez, former Prince associates and others joined...
NEW YORK (AP) — During the Beatles' first visit to the United States in 1964, clever publicity agents arranged a meeting with Cassius Clay, then training for the bout that would make him heavyweight champion. The result was a memorable photo of a whooping Ali standing astride...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A six-month jail term for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus after both attended a fraternity party is being decried as a slap on the wrist. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rahaman Ali stood in a little house on Grand Avenue and dabbed his eyes as he shook hand after hand. The visitors had come from as far away as Georgia and as near as down the street. They came despite the pouring rain to pay tribute to his brother, The...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A six-month jail term for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman is being decried as a slap on the wrist. A California judge sentenced 20-year-old Brock Turner to six months in county jail and three...
HOUSTON (AP) — A 27-year-old ex-Marine from Houston has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of an 11-year-old who was walking home from school last month, police said Saturday. Andre Timothy Jackson Jr. was arrested Friday afternoon at the Salvation Army in downtown...