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NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus (dred-NAW'-tuss), which means "fearing nothing." Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones will help reveal secrets about some of the largest...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester police officer was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a pursuit, the first member of the city's police force to be killed in the line of duty since 1959, officials said Thursday. The officer was shot just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday,...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate! X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It as something he ate! X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was a rare loss for gay-marriage supporters — one that even the judge who issued the ruling acknowledged won't be the final word. "Clearly, many other courts will have an opportunity to take up the issue of same-sex marriage; courts of appeals and, at some...
NEW YORK (AP) — There is no more natural spot for Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan — a proud, ebullient Irish-American — than grand marshal of the city's historic St. Patrick's Day Parade. But the honor now has an added significance: Parade organizers said Wednesday they...
The federal government is selling off lighthouses or in some cases giving them away for free. A look at a few lights that are up for grabs: ___ HALFWAY ROCK LIGHT STATION Location: Casco Bay, Maine Bids: 6 High current bidder: $247,000 Claim to fame: Named "Halfway Rock" because...
YORK, Maine (AP) — Lighthouses for sale! Actually, lots of lighthouses for free. Technological advances and a desire to purge unneeded properties have paved the way for the federal government to get rid of more than 100 lighthouses over the last 14 years, and it intends to keep...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit — from citizens or the federal government. While such "early...