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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City area is home to a new food pantry that aims to help lower-income people with food allergies deal with the costs of specialty foods they can safely eat. The ReNewed Health Food Pantry opened in Overland Park, Kansas, about a year ago, the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sophisticated X-ray body scanners that could curb widespread smuggling of scalpels and razors at New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail have sat unused for years, shelved by a state law barring such devices that emit low doses of radiation. The city instead...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sophisticated X-ray body scanners that could curb widespread smuggling of scalpels and razors at New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail have sat unused for years, shelved by a state law barring such devices that emit low doses of radiation. The city instead...
It was 1980 and Muhammad Ali had no business being in the ring against a younger and stronger Larry Holmes, no matter how much his entourage kept telling him how good he looked in training. And he did look good. He had lost nearly 40 pounds to get his body to a reasonable...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment in Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge drew immediate reaction from environmentalists who said oil should not be transported by rail, particularly along a river that is a hub of recreation and commerce. At least eleven cars...
He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper. He was The Greatest. Muhammad Ali died...
COURTLAND, Ala. (AP) — Lisa Davis, a cashier at a Foodvalu grocery store in rural north Alabama, spent Friday ringing up bottled water sales after a local utility declared its tap water unfit to drink because of chemical contamination. Some customers got a six-pack; others...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nest Labs CEO Tony Fadell is flying the coop two years after selling the smart-thermostat maker to Google for $3.2 billion. Fadell, best known for helping to invent Apple's iPod, announced in a Friday blog post he is leaving Nest. His departure comes after...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Army has said the five Fort Hood soldiers who died when a rain-swollen creek swept their vehicle into rushing waters were in the right place for their intended training. Yet the tragedy is prompting multiple investigations into the circumstances...