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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Elvis Summers built a tiny house on wheels for a woman who had been sleeping on the streets, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to construct similar shelters for other homeless people in his South Los Angeles neighborhood. He had no grand ambitions...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" to remain recognized on campus. Alpha Delta appealed last month after a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014. Among girls, Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava, according to the list released Friday by the Social Security Administration. For boys, Noah was followed by Liam, Mason, Jacob and...
MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is meandering in the Atlantic off the U.S. southeastern coast Friday after forming nearly a month before the season officially begins. Subtropical Storm Ana's maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 kph)...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the still-hazy circumstances surrounding the shooting of a black homeowner by a white sheriff's deputy, and planned to meet with community leaders Friday to discuss what happened. Two Charleston County Sheriff's deputies...
WASHINGTON (AP) — NOTE WIRE EMBARGO ACT test takers take note: the No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of test takers of the college entrance exam will be able to take the test on a computer next year. The ACT was to announce Friday that computer-based testing of...
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — On a postcard spring Saturday in New Hampshire's White Mountains, a boisterous band of pilgrims some 2,000 strong is preparing for their own brand of funky and fearless worship. Alone and in groups, they leave Pinkham Notch and trek 3.1 miles up a...
SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — As many as 30,000 police officers from across the United States are expected to pay their respects at the Long Island funeral Friday for a young New York City police officer slain on patrol. Officer Brian Moore, who lived in nearby North Massapequa, died...