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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When Brian Cresto and his fellow firefighters fly toward a wildfire at just a few hundred feet off the ground, he's scouting for the best spot for them to land when they parachute out. Lately, he's also been keeping an eye out for hobby drones that could take...
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Trade Center's newest, $2.5 billion skyscraper reached its full 80 stories Thursday — one of three high-rises now up at the site, with one more to go. Almost 15 years after the twin towers collapsed, the site of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has turned...
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — A jury will soon decide whether a South Carolina mother who says she shot and killed her children because she thought they would be reincarnated in a better world is guilty of murder or insane. Four days of testimony in the 38-year-old Suzanna Simpson's...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a copyright lawsuit against members of Led Zeppelin over the Intro to "Stairway to Heaven" (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A Los Angeles jury has decided the band Led Zeppelin did not steal the opening to its classic anthem "Stairway to Heaven."...
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A Vietnam War helicopter pilot who will receive the nation's highest military honor for saving the lives of dozens of troops calls it a "great honor" that belongs to the entire helicopter crew. It was announced this week that Charles Kettles, 86, of...
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A Vietnam War helicopter pilot who will receive the nation's highest military honor for saving the lives of dozens of troops says it is a "great honor" that belongs to the entire helicopter crew. It was announced this week that Charles Kettles will...
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are responding after a Southern California pipeline spilled up to 210,000 gallons of crude oil. Ventura Fire Department spokeswoman Kelly Flanders says a pumphouse operating the line has been shut down Thursday and firefighters are trying to...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of a Baltimore officer facing charges stemming from the death of a 25-year-old black man who was critically injured in police custody (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Officials and residents are reacting to the acquittal of the police...
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Kennedy Center honorees include musicians who span genres including pop, rock, gospel, blues, folk and classical — and an actor known for his extraordinary range. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that actor Al...