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PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix-area residents heard a boom and saw a flash of light in the sky early in the morning, prompting speculation that a meteor was the source. Media reports say the boom and flash were noticed shortly before 4 a.m. There were no immediate reports of damage. The...
HONOLULU (AP) — Six miles from the scenic beaches of south Maui sits a small, deserted island with a rich history and a big problem. Researchers say Hawaiians traveled to Kahoolawe Island as early as 400 A.D., and it's home to nearly 3,000 archaeological sites. It's also...
WINGATE, Md. (AP) — A good Samaritan rescued more than 20 people, including schoolchildren, after their charter boat sank Wednesday evening in the Chesapeake Bay, authorities said. The U.S. Coast Guard said it received an alert with a GPS locator and a distress call: "Mayday,...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Jane Goodall Institute has released an email sent by the primatologist and conservationist to the director of the Cincinnati Zoo expressing empathy with him over the weekend shooting of a gorilla in an effort to protect a small child who entered the...
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A gunman suspected of shooting and wounding two Northern California police was holed up in a house early Thursday in an armed standoff with law officers, authorities said. Officers fire tear gas into the house, but he was still refusing to end the standoff...
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't. Less startling was how it came about. The paper, it turns out, was funded by a trade association representing the makers of Butterfingers, Hershey and Skittles...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The victim of a murder-suicide that locked down the UCLA campus for hours was a mechanical engineering professor who was married with two children, according to authorities and friends. A law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the...
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Two Northern California police officers were shot after a traffic stop turned violent, prompting a manhunt that involved a house by house search that lasted well into the night. The officers were taken to nearby hospitals, where one remains in critical...
HONOLULU (AP) — After two decades and about $400 million spent trying to restore a Hawaiian island ravaged by nearly 50 years of military bombing, its future funding is now in jeopardy. The Kahoolawe (kah-hoh-oh-LAH'-vay) Island Reserve Commission, the state agency tasked with...