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ATLANTA (AP) — Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago. "Quite honestly, I was scared of it," she recalls. But as soon as she fired it, she became a fan. "You know some of these people that are fearful, it's just because they...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Until a new law was passed this spring, it was against the law in Ohio — along with many other states — for firefighters or paramedics to provide basic first aid to dogs and cats rescued from house fires, car accidents or other crisis situations. Only...
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Seaweed Festival is a dream day for New England's natural food lovers, who spend the day munching on seaweed granola and schmoozing with kelp harvesters at a daylong party astride sun-splashed Casco Bay. But this year, it's not happening,...
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after New York City's jubilant pride parade celebrated a high point for gay Americans with the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, the atmosphere surrounding the annual march couldn't be more different. Sunday's parades in New York, San Francisco...
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Authorities may have found human remains within a central California wildfire that has claimed two lives and destroyed 150 homes. Kern County Sherriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt...
NEW YORK (AP) — A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation's toughest gun laws. Federal prosecutors say a shady fixer's cash bribes induced officers working in NYPD's...
MIAMI (AP) — Law enforcement officials immediately suspected terrorism and adjusted their staging areas due to fears about an explosive device as they responded to reports of shots fired at a gay nightclub in Orlando, according to sheriff's office incident reports released...
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Firefighters now say a California wildfire has burned 150 homes and the toll may rise. Crews are busy Saturday counting the houses and mobile homes incinerated by a fire raging...
NESBIT, Miss. (AP) — There's a whole lot of sellin' going on at the home of rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis. An estate sale continues Saturday at Lewis' home in the Mississippi suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee. Lewis' son, Jerry Lee Lewis III, wrote on Facebook that his...