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SKIPPACK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are awaiting lab results on a mysterious smell that led to a voluntary evacuation of about 150 homes in suburban Philadelphia. Officials are asking Skippack residents to allow their homes to be tested for the chemical odor before they can return...
NEW YORK (AP) — A man convicted of using digital-age tools to impersonate and malign his father's academic rivals on the ancient subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been sentenced to two months in jail. New York's highest court had tossed out some of his convictions — and with...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was set to return to regular active duty status as early as Monday, having completed therapy and counseling following his return from captivity in Afghanistan, according to reports. Bergdahl, who was released in May after...
SKIPPACK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an odor that prompted a voluntary evacuation of about 100 homes in suburban Philadelphia is due to an organic compound coming from the sump pumps in the basements. The Montgomery County hazardous response team, state Department of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Stein wants people to armor themselves in her art. She creates full-length wearable sculptures embedded with all manner of found objects, including driftwood, engraving plates, steel wire, zippers, pebbles and comic book imagery of superheroes. Her idea...
CHICAGO (AP) — Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right. "They say I got bipolar, that's all,"...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns when a piece of camera equipment caught fire inside the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. A fire department spokesman says the fire started just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex. She says no one was hurt. Spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler told The...
CASTLETON, Va. (AP) — Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in Virginia. He was 84. Maazel died at Castleton Farms from complications following pneumonia, according...