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WASHINGTON (AP) — NOTE WIRE EMBARGO ACT test takers take note: the No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of test takers of the college entrance exam will be able to take the test on a computer next year. The ACT was to announce Friday that computer-based testing of...
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — On a postcard spring Saturday in New Hampshire's White Mountains, a boisterous band of pilgrims some 2,000 strong is preparing for their own brand of funky and fearless worship. Alone and in groups, they leave Pinkham Notch and trek 3.1 miles up a...
SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — As many as 30,000 police officers from across the United States are expected to pay their respects at the Long Island funeral Friday for a young New York City police officer slain on patrol. Officer Brian Moore, who lived in nearby North Massapequa, died...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing two Amish girls in northern New York is due in court to change his plea of not guilty. Stephen Howells and girlfriend Nicole Vaisey were charged last year by federal prosecutors with sexually exploiting the...
HONOLULU (AP) — Before going up to Mauna Kea's summit on Hawaii's Big Island, Heather Kaluna makes an offering to Poliahu, the snow goddess of the mountain. She holds it sacred, as do other Native Hawaiians. The mountain holds another important place in her life: Poised to be...
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...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A police dashcam video released Thursday shows a black suspect being kicked in the face by a white police officer who was charged this week with assault. The video, recorded in August 2013, was released by Dover police after a federal judge ruled last week...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians have been bombarded with pleas to save water during the drought. Requests have popped up on freeway signs, restaurant tables and elsewhere, but it's still easy to lose track of how simple tasks such as washing fruit and shaving can guzzle...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five people were part of a scheme that involved trucking more than 200 million cans and bottles from Arizona and illegally redeeming them at recycling centers in California for about $14 million in refunds, authorities said Thursday. A grand jury in Kern...