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NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris was just a presenter this time, but he sure looked glad to be back from the Oscars. And why wouldn't he be? Even when uneven, the Tonys are the most reliably entertaining of the awards shows, and often the most warmhearted and uplifting, too...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drought has killed about 12 million trees in California's national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert at MetLife Stadium had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside — some without tickets — and they later used tear gas to try to...
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A suburban Dallas police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video showed him pushing a 14-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground outside a pool and pointing his gun at other teens. McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said at a news...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The United States government is defending itself against a Chinese tourist's $10 million injury claim with the testimony of a surprising witness — a border agent the government initially fired and charged criminally in the case. Customs and Border Protection...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy will posthumously award a Navy Cross to a Marine killed in Iraq — after years of appeals by his family asking the Pentagon to approve the Marine Corps' nomination for the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for military heroism. The family of Sgt...
VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Make no mistake, these women kick ax. Their T-shirts even say so. They fling their throwing axes 20 feet into bull's-eyes and race to obliterate pieces of wood with cutting axes, long saws and chain saws — all while in lipstick, polished nails and tight-...
NEW YORK (AP) — As an undercover detective in New York, Wojciech Braszczok's job was to investigate members of Occupy Wall Street. Going by the name "Al," he hung around the group, blended in and was even arrested as a protester. He didn't carry a gun or a badge or...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert Sunday night at MetLife Stadium had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside — some without tickets — and they later used tear gas to...