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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday. The strong water conservation figures show California residents are beginning to understand the dire need to...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A lawyer for a former New Hampshire prep school student charged with raping a freshman...
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — An expectant mother of conjoined twins in Colorado has been told by doctors one of her babies won't survive, but she's hopeful the other can be saved. Amber McCullough, of Hastings, Minnesota, was scheduled to have a cesarean section to deliver twin girls at...
Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Five minutes later, another caller said several firefighters were trapped. Within the span of 12 minutes, the...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local): 7:40 a.m. As WDBJ-TV broadcasts its morning show a day after two of its journalists were killed, people are stopping by two colorful memorials outside. WDBJ was in the...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Just one day after two of its own were killed, the news team at Virginia station WDBJ-TV regrouped, gathered together and leaned on one another for the live broadcast of its "Mornin'" show. The show began with an image of the two victims — reporter Alison...
MONETA, Va. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened. Within hours, the carefully scripted carnage carried out by a...
CHICAGO (AP) — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year...
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Forty years ago, "Jaws" thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in the ocean were slim to none. Until he went surfing and nearly lost his life. In the decades since, he's come to accept his...