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This March 15, 2018 photo shows apartment buildings in the Astoria section of Queens, N.Y. (Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press)

Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

Now a clue has emerged as to how President Donald Trump’s son-in-law’s firm was able to move so fast: The Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds.
This combination of photos provided by the Allentown, Pa., Police Department shows Amy Yu, left, and Kevin Esterly. (Associated Press)

Teen girl home, man in custody after both located in Mexico

A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents’ permission was returned home and the man was in custody after the two were found in Mexico, authorities said.
In this March 15, 2018, photo, skiers head down a slope at Mad River Glen in Fayston, Vt. (Lisa Rathke / Associated Press)

Northeast snowstorms give ski areas late season powder blast

Back-to-back nor’easters that have pounded New England have given ski resorts a late-season blast of their life’s blood, luring skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, and allowing smaller ski areas that rely on natural snow to stay open.
In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 photo, camels gather at the night camp in the territory of Israeli Kibbutz Kalya, near the Dead Sea in the West Bank. (Oded Balilty / Associated Press)

By Dead Sea, camels graze at Earth’s lowest place

Each winter, camels lope around the moon-like desert landscape of the lowest place on Earth under the watchful eyes of their Bedouin Arab herders, in an ancient tradition passed from father to son over the generations.

House fire near Hillyard displaces three adults

A north Spokane family was displaced after their home caught fire Saturday morning near Hillyard. Just before 8 a.m., crews with the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of E. Columbia Ave., where the home’s residents had called 911 after evacuating. The home was filled with smoke due to a fire burning in the attic.
This September 2016 photo provided by the University of Michigan School of Public Health shows Rebecca Haffajee. (Austin Thomason / Associated Press)

Q&A: Holding drugmakers accountable for the opioid crisis

Hundreds of communities in the U.S. are suing the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers, arguing that the companies should help pay the enormous costs of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history.
Melisa McNeil, left, asst. public defender, talks with Nikolas Cruz during an arraigned at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Amy Beth Bennett / Associated Press)

Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016

Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.
British school teacher Andria Zafirakou reacts after winning the Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (Jon Gambrell / Associated Press)

UK teacher wins $1M teaching prize for inner city work

UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

A British school teacher won a highly-competitive $1 million teaching prize on Sunday for her work with inner-city children in London, helping students feel welcome and safe in a borough with one of the highest murder rates in the country.
Naomi Vaughan, 7, holds an ammonite fossil near the spot where she found it at the 15th Street soccer fields in Bend, Oregon, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (Joe Kline / Associated Press)

Child finds 65 million year old fossil on Bend field

Her mother, Melissa Vaughan, examined the relic and knew it wasn’t just some dusty rock. It was pearlescent. What Naomi found was an ancient fossil called an ammonite, an extinct marine invertebrate that last existed more than 65 million years ago.
This undated photo provided by Adam Sackowitz, of Queens, New York, shows him displaying an embroidered pillowcase with celestial bodies on it that belonged to the late John Glenn. (Associated Press)

Young John Glenn’s pillowcase featured planets, stars

A recently discovered child’s pillowcase that belonged to the late U.S. senator and space hero depicts revolving planets, stars and a view to outer space. At the center, a koala bear clings to some sort of spacecraft, labeled “John” in blue embroidered cursive.