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  • Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …


  • Search ends for boy swept to sea in California

    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard ended a search Monday for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful …


  • Sandy victims cheered by NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of Superstorm Sandy in New York and elsewhere in the Northeast were comforted Thursday by kinder weather, free holiday meals and — for some — …


  • Thanksgiving parade brings cheer to storm-hit NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York on Thursday, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with …


  • Suspect’s family has questions in monkey killing

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man who police say killed a monkey after breaking into the Boise zoo has encountered run-ins with the law in the last three years …


  • PIRG warns of toy dangers but finds fewer of them

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Toys are safer than ever before, consumer advocates say, but parents should remain vigilant in keeping their little ones away from powerful magnets and small items that …


  • Attorney: Driver in Texas parade crash ‘in shock’

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A 50-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was driving a parade float that investigators say edged across a railroad crossing in Texas despite …


  • Man arrested after death of monkey at Idaho zoo

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police have arrested one of two men who they believe broke into an Idaho zoo the night a monkey there died from blunt-force trauma, but questions …


  • Police make arrest after monkey dies at Idaho zoo

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police arrested a 22-year-old man Monday after a monkey at the Boise zoo was found dead over the weekend, shortly after a zoo security guard frightened …


  • Parade where vets killed used route for 3 years

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Organizers of a parade in West Texas in which four U.S. military veterans were killed when a train plowed into a truck had been using the …


  • Officials: Vets’ float crossed track after signals

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A parade float filled with wounded veterans that was struck by a freight train had crossed onto the railroad tracks after warning signals were going off, …


  • Monkey dies from blow to head after zoo break-in

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A break-in at Zoo Boise early Saturday left a Patas monkey dead from blunt force trauma to the head and neck and police were analyzing blood …


  • NTSB: Signals activated before float on tracks

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators say the warning signals at a railroad crossing in West Texas were activated before a parade float crossed the tracks in an accident that …


  • West Texas town begins recovery after train crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Two days after a train suddenly plowed into a parade float, killing four war veterans, the city of Midland, investigators and the victims’ families began what …


  • War-time instinct takes over in Texas train crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — With the thunderous crack of a freight train slamming into a parade float carrying his fellow war veterans, Sudip Bose went to work. A front-line physician …


  • Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


  • Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


  • Tragedy ends Texas parade honoring war heroes

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Cheered by a flag-waving crowd, the parade float carrying wounded military veterans was inching across the railroad tracks when the crossing gates started coming down. And …


  • West Texas rail crossing had 10 previous accidents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were 10 previous collisions at the West Texas railroad crossing where a train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families, according to …


  • Police: 4 vets killed after train hit parade float

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying the returning heroes to a banquet to …


  • Texas parade honoring war heroes ends in tragedy

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Cheered on by a flag-waving crowd, a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses was inching across a railroad track when the crossing gates …


  • 4 dead, 17 hurt when train hits Texas vets parade

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17 others as the float tried to get …


  • ‘Star Wars’ figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. “Star Wars” action figures join centuries-old …


  • NY’s National Toy Hall of Fame to reveal inductees

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Will the Magic 8 Ball knock over the tea set? Will little green Army men outmuscle “Star Wars” action figures? The answers come Thursday when the …


  • NY’s National Toy Hall of Fame to reveal inductees

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Will the Magic 8 Ball knock over the tea set? Will little green Army men outmuscle “Star Wars” action figures? The answers come Thursday when the …


  • Author barred from Atlanta Jewish book festival

    ATLANTA (AP) — An author whose outspoken criticism of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank got him banned from a Jewish book festival will instead speak at a sold-out …


  • Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


  • Laughing in the storm: Comics don’t shy from Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Dave Attell told a packed house at the Comedy Cellar that New York after Superstorm Sandy had a familiar feel. “It was dark. Toilets were …


  • Laughing in the storm: Comics don’t shy from Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy is a punchline. That’s the word of New York comics who haven’t skipped a beat in adding the storm to their acts. Comedian Paul …


  • Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


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