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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman who police say is at the center of a scheme to kidnap babies to claim as her own calls herself a mogul, a motivational speaker, a poet, a songwriter and one of the "kindest women you will ever meet," on her many websites. But police paint...
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life. But recently, scientists researching melting ice...
PHOENIX (AP) — The co-pilot who authorities believe intentionally crashed an airplane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, honed his flying skills early in his aviation career in Arizona. Lufthansa Group said Thursday that 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz trained in...
6:45 p.m. The American Red Cross is helping people displaced by an explosion, building collapse and fire in Manhattan's East Village. The regional CEO for the aid organization's New York chapter says one family so far has come into a relief center set up at a nearby school after...
6 P.M. New York City utility Con Edison says its inspectors visited a Manhattan building about an hour before a fire and collapse officials say may have been caused by a gas-related explosion. Con Ed President Craig Ivey says the crews were there to evaluate a planned...
NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village. The mayor said preliminary...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay people...
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that causes AIDS: ___ WHAT ROLE DO...
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged that he could kill at least 150 people in a terrorist attack in...