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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Elvis Summers built a tiny house on wheels for a woman who had been sleeping on the streets, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to construct similar shelters for other homeless people in his South Los Angeles neighborhood. He had no grand ambitions...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests that the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the start of the year. The job growth helped lower the unemployment rate to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in March, the Labor Department...
WASHINGTON (AP) — ACT test takers take note: The No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of high school students will be able to take the college entrance exam on a computer next year. The ACT announced Friday that computer-based testing will be available next year in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Elvis Summers built a tiny house on wheels for a woman who had been sleeping on the streets, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to construct similar shelters for other homeless people in his South Los Angeles neighborhood. He had no grand ambitions...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" to remain recognized on campus. Alpha Delta appealed last month after a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014. Among girls, Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava, according to the list released Friday by the Social Security Administration. For boys, Noah was followed by Liam, Mason, Jacob and...
MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is meandering in the Atlantic off the U.S. southeastern coast Friday after forming nearly a month before the season officially begins. Subtropical Storm Ana's maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 kph)...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the still-hazy circumstances surrounding the shooting of a black homeowner by a white sheriff's deputy, and planned to meet with community leaders Friday to discuss what happened. Two Charleston County Sheriff's deputies...