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NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tall tale. Hundreds of people will take to the stairs at the Empire State Building on Wednesday night, climbing from the lobby to the 86th floor observatory. They'll be going up the 1,576 steps as part of the 38th annual Empire State Building Run-Up...
LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Brian Cogill pulls on a green hoodie, slips on his hip waders, dons the hat made from a beaver he caught himself and drives out into the snowy woods in search of his quarry. Tall, husky, barrel-chested, with a bushy auburn beard and a rosy complexion, he...
NEW YORK (AP) — A boss who's worried about an outbreak of measles in the workplace needs to tread lightly. Reports of a growing number of measles cases have employers wondering what they should be doing. But federal and state laws can limit their ability to require workers to be...
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A packed commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a crossing and erupted into flames Tuesday night, killing seven people, the governor said. The northbound Metro-North Railroad train struck a Jeep Cherokee in Valhalla, about 20...
A commuter train slammed into an SUV on the tracks at railroad crossing about 20 miles north of New York City on Tuesday evening, killing six people. The accident is the latest problem for Metro-North, the nation's second-busiest railroad. Here is a look at some of the others...
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle stuck on the tracks at a crossing Tuesday evening, killing 6 people, mostly on the train, and injuring at least 12 others, authorities said. The northbound Metro-North Railroad train struck a Jeep...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There is not enough evidence to charge a man arrested in connection with a dismembered body found inside a suitcase in San Francisco and he is set to be released Tuesday, prosecutors said. The city District Attorney's office said in a statement there isn't...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal jury found that Toyota Motor Corp. must pay nearly $11 million to victims of a fatal 2006 crash after deciding Tuesday that a design flaw in the 1996 Camry was partly to blame for the Minnesota wreck. Jurors said the company was 60 percent to blame...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — These large California water suppliers serving 40,000 or more reported the smallest per-capita water use (gallons per day) in December, and their December water usage is compared to the same month in 2013: Agency County, Per-capita water use, Change...