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DENVER (AP) — An unusually wet May reduced the likelihood of wildfires during June over much of the nation, but the danger will increase from July through September, the National Interagency Fire Center said in its latest outlook report. The risk is below normal in a vast area...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government plan to wipe out loans for many of the students who attended the now-disgraced for-profit Corinthian Colleges raises serious questions about whether the White House or Congress should have done more to prevent the debacle. Education Secretary Arne...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vincent Bugliosi, a prosecutor who parlayed his handling of the Charles Manson trial into a career as a bestselling author, has died, his son said Monday night. He was 80 years old. Bugliosi, who had struggled with cancer in recent years, died Saturday night...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For the first time in 60 years, airplanes won't be roaring down the runway at the airstrip in Onawa, Iowa, this summer. Racing dragsters will. Like many small cities across the country, Onawa is closing its airfield largely because of the steady decline...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Preparing to launch her star-crossed attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world, Amelia Earhart brought her personal photographer to a California airport in 1937 to document the journey's beginning. Several still photographs were taken by Al...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor in the Charles Manson trial who went on to write the best-selling true-crime book, "Helter Skelter," has died. He was 80. His son Vincent Bugliosi Jr. told the Associated Press Monday night that Bugliosi died of cancer Saturday...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The maximum-security prison where two killers pulled off a "Shawshank Redemption"-style escape has a reputation for brutality that belies the reform-minded ideals it was founded upon when it opened on an Adirondack mountainside in 1845. Back then, the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of the "Angola Three" inmates, whose decades in solitary confinement on a Louisiana prison farm drew international condemnation and became the subject of two documentaries, was ordered released Monday. The ruling would free 68-year-old Albert Woodfox...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of the "Angola Three" inmates, whose decades in solitary confinement in connection with the death of a prison guard drew international condemnation and became the subject of two documentaries, was ordered released Monday. The ruling would free 68-year...