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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in 2009. There...
NEW YORK (AP) — A traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in the city's Theater District on Tuesday afternoon injured 13 people, three of them seriously. None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, the Fire Department of New York said. The accident...
NEW YORK (AP) — A traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in New York City's Theater District has injured 13 people, three of them seriously. The Fire Department of New York says none of the injuries in the crash is believed to be life-threatening. The accident...
DETROIT (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was repeatedly stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old boy at a playground, then ran screaming to his western Michigan home and collapsed bleeding on his porch, witnesses and police said Tuesday. Michael Conner Verkerke died at a hospital shortly...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer's round of fires. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that about $400 million to $500 million in...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the state of Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them, easing rules governing how much space each child needs and what kind of facilities they should have. In...
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle artist who designed a line of plush toys for pets called "Angry Birds" is suing the company that sold them, saying it cheated her of millions of dollars when it reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the insanely popular videogame of the same...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Before learning his friend was really Ronald Carnes, an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973, Seattle businessman Carl Bryant knew him as Louie Vance, a trusted worker and confidant whom he had over for holidays and birthdays...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas. States that fully embraced the law's coverage expansion are experiencing a significant drop in the number of uninsured residents, according to a major new survey released Tuesday...