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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A towering American agave plant that waited 80 years to flower and produce seeds is dying after fulfilling its purpose and will be taken down next month, said its caretaker at the University of Michigan's botanical gardens. The unusually old specimen has...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was the house where Ray Bradbury wrote "Something Wicked This Way Comes," and when the bulldozer came to knock it down literary scholars and preservationists were aghast. The bright yellow home with the big bay windows where the author lived and worked for...
WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Folks in this little Ohio city are thankful for all the interest and help: the national TV coverage, the attention from politicians of all stripes, the visits by celebrities, the generous donations to feed families facing hunger for the first time. Now...
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — For those who served with Eddie Ray Routh in the Iraqi desert, the man on trial for gunning down the famed "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and a friend is not the Marine they had come to know. "The Routh I knew looked up to people who did that kind of job...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as well. Those are the results of an Associated Press-GfK poll that found that most people in the United States support President Barack...
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Officials say a 45-ton humpback whale entangled with fishing line in Hawaii waters for more than a week is finally free. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary said Saturday that its craft got within 10 feet of the mammal a day...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of a retired suburban New York police officer and his two teenage daughters. The Journal News ( http://lohud.us/1Ls7H8O ) says the three were killed Saturday at their home in the Westchester County village of...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads. Built in the 1950s and '60s with a 20-year-life...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of a retired suburban New York police officer and his two teenage daughters. The Journal News ( http://lohud.us/1Ls7H8O ) says the three were killed Saturday at their home in the Westchester County village of...