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MIAMI (AP) — The downtown Miami Police Department headquarters was evacuated because of a suspicious package that investigators quickly found contained no explosives. The all-clear was given Tuesday less than two hours after the package was spotted outside the building about 10...
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed the last remaining charge against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood. District Judge Brock Thomas dismissed the tampering with...
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast near Beaufort. A release from the University of South Carolina says the site of San Marcos, one of five forts that operated during the 21-year history of...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia. The traditional "...
MIAMI (AP) — Miami police are continuing to search for a missing 2-year-old, even though the child's mother has told a judge that the child died. Media outlets report 30-year-old Marjorie Dufrene told Miami Circuit Court Judge Cindy Lederman last week that her daughter, Angela,...
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire have been cleared to go home, but firefighters still had huge work ahead in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles. A week of triple digit temperatures awaited the army of some...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean will be living his dream on Tuesday. The six-year-old has a garbage truck bedspread and pillow. He has garbage truck toys. He's had a garbage truck birthday party. Now, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he's going to experience what it's...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer was scheduled to consider the settlement during...
RANDOM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas — they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed. There were 2,033 craft breweries in 2011 compared to 4,144 last year, according to the...