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  • Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of …


  • Union: Border agents opened fire on each other

    PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents thinking they were armed smugglers and …


  • Train hits truck in LA County, 3 people injured

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A commuter train carrying more than 200 passengers struck a semi that was stalled on the tracks in northern Los Angeles County, leaving three people …


  • Bus from Canada overturns on NJ exit ramp; 23 hurt

    WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A tour bus from Canada carrying about 60 people bound for New York City overturned on a highway exit ramp in northern New Jersey early Saturday, …


  • Bus from Canada overturns on NJ exit ramp; 12 hurt

    WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A tour bus from Canada carrying about 60 people bound for a New York City overturned on a highway exit ramp in northern New Jersey early …


  • Fatal parasail accidents renew calls for rules

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Soaring high above the ocean, tethered to a boat, a parasail ride is at once exhilarating and peaceful, even quiet. But every year, there are …


  • Nadine dissolves in Atlantic short of record

    MIAMI (AP) — The cyclone formerly known as Tropical Storm Nadine has dissolved after meandering for more than 21 days, falling short of the all-time Atlantic Ocean longevity record. The …


  • Troubled Calif. nuke plant aims to restart reactor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The operator of California’s ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant proposed Thursday to restart one of its shuttered reactors after concluding it could be run safely …


  • Drought worsens in some key Midwest farming states

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s worst drought in decades is showing no sign of letting up in several key Midwest farming states, worrying farmers harvesting the summer’s withered corn …


  • Katrina victims take on hurricane tour operators

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city’s Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed …


  • Burned-out Conn. bell factory resumes production

    EAST HAMPTON, Conn. (AP) — The 180-year-old New England company that made the little bell that rings every time an angel gets its wings in the Christmas classic “It’s a …


  • State Dept opens Benghazi consulate attack probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Past investigations into attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions have blamed both the administration and Congress for failing to spend enough money to ensure that the overseas facilities …


  • Nadine among top 5 longest-lasting tropical storms

    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Nadine formed more than 20 days ago and has become among the top five longest-lasting cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean. National Hurricane Center forecasters said …


  • At least 20 injured in California train crash

    HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Two cars and the locomotive of an Amtrak train carrying about 169 passengers derailed Monday after colliding with a big rig truck in California’s Central Valley, …


  • Philly police file charges against child driver

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Philadelphia boy has been charged with criminal mischief and other counts after swiping a van, then crashing it into five parked cars, authorities said Monday. …


  • Brain-damaged man wins new trial in 1987 killing

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s second-highest court on Monday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man serving life in prison for killing his former wife’s grandmother, ruling that prosecutors …


  • Official: Man’s NYC arrest in Lohan dispute voided

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old man initially arrested Sunday on an assault charge after Lindsay Lohan claimed he grabbed her in her New York hotel room in an argument …


  • Official: Lohan thrown or grabbed in NY hotel room

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan got into an argument early Sunday with a 25-year-old man in her New York City hotel room over photos on a cellphone and she …


  • Dallas suburb rattled by 3.4-magnitude quake

    DALLAS (AP) — Damage from a small earthquake and a subsequent aftershock in a suburb west of Dallas was mostly limited to cracked walls and knocked-down pictures, authorities said. The …


  • 3.4 magnitude quake rattles Dallas, Texas, suburb

    DALLAS (AP) — A small earthquake followed by an aftershock rattled a suburb west of Dallas overnight, cracking some walls and knocking down pictures, but authorities reported no serious damage …


  • 3.4 magnitude quake rattles Dallas, Texas, suburb

    DALLAS (AP) — A minor earthquake measuring a 3.4 magnitude rattled a suburb west of Dallas overnight, but there were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries and a …


  • USGS: 3.4 magnitude quake recorded west of Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — A minor earthquake measuring a preliminary 3.4 magnitude rattled a suburban community west of Dallas during the night but there were no immediate reports of any damages …


  • Authorities: Retired Pa. pastor killed both wives

    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Retired Pennsylvania pastor Arthur “A.B.” Schirmer was a serial philanderer, preying on women in his church who were having trouble in their own marriages, court documents …


  • Jury: Death for arsonist convicted of 5 murders

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Friday recommended death for an arsonist convicted of murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through …


  • Ex-pastor in Pa. accused of killing 2 wives

    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A retired Pennsylvania pastor insists both of his wives died accidentally. Prosecutors call him a liar — and a killer. Already facing trial in the death …


  • Owner of burned RI club donates land for memorial

    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The owner of the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is donating the land for a permanent memorial, bringing an end …


  • APNewsBreak: RI club owner gives land for memorial

    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The owner of the site of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people has donated the land so a permanent memorial can …


  • Republicans assail Obama on 9/11 attack in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out at President Barack Obama and senior administration officials over their evolving description of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, …


  • Tenn. search for 2 children focuses on fire debris

    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities looking for any trace of two missing children doggedly sifted the ashes of a deadly house fire, searched rolling farmland nearby and untangled complicated family …


  • Fate of 2 Tenn. children unknown after fatal fire

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fire was intense and quickly collapsed the walls of the Tennessee farmhouse. Firefighters spent several hours battling the flames at the house that sat far …

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