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BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a fitness model featured on the cover of numerous magazines was killed after he was struck by a train in Southern California. Burbank Police Sgt. Scott Meadows says George Plitt Jr. and two other men were filming on the tracks north of...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — To be fair, Natalie Suresch and Joe Felicetti claimed that weekend first. The Philadelphia couple chose Sept. 26 for their wedding and then planned accordingly: They booked their venue, a former factory building in one of the city's most historic...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pair of multi-car pileups — including one involving dozens of vehicles — in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least three lives on Sunday, authorities said. A crash involving an estimated 30 to 50 vehicles on Interstate 76...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack. With testimony expected to start later this month, the Justice Department has given no indication it is...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices. When lawmakers left Juneau last April, the price...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — As a young man going through college on an ROTC scholarship, George Brauchler imagined he'd become Gen. George S. Patton, barking orders on the battlefield. But fellow officers urged him to consider law school, and he rose to become a district attorney...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — "Flash-freezing" led to a pileup involving more than 20 cars on a major interstate outside Philadelphia on Sunday, a transportation department spokesman said. All lanes of Interstate 76 were closed west of Philadelphia after a series of cars slammed into one...
PHOENIX (AP) — A woman died hours after giving birth to quadruplets at a Phoenix hospital, a close friend of the family said Saturday. Erica Morales, 36, never got to hold her newborns before she passed away early Friday morning after a C-section surgery at Banner Good Samaritan...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "American Idol" producers have talked about a cross-promotion with "Empire," Fox's hot new series about a music industry family, perhaps getting some of the contestants on the scripted show, producers said Saturday. "The music connection would be silly to...