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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror. Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns...
SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (AP) — Deep in the rolling farmland of western Massachusetts, Bill Cosby's compound has for decades provided quiet refuge for the comedian and his family. The typically low-key Cosbys have been known to spend holidays and significant parts of their summers...
Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California on Tuesday. Video from Sacramento television station KCRA showed a relaxed Anthony Sadler, 23, walking off a...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris is back in the United States. Oregon television station KATU showed video of Anthony Sadler and his parents getting off a private jet that touched down...
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he released them after negotiations and surrendered, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The student took a pistol into...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions, shutting down the death penalty in the state for now. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining order saying Mississippi...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday saying Mississippi officials cannot use pentobarbital or midazolam, two...