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Across US, Veterans Day commemorations under way

Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States. The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on …


Toy trucks donated to honor Pa. tot mauled at zoo

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Toy construction trucks have been pouring into the funeral home handling arrangements for a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into a wild dog …


AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, …


Toy trucks by the thousand honor mauled Pa. boy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Toy construction trucks are pouring into the funeral home handling arrangements for a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into a wild dog exhibit …


Zumba instructor is a great mom, friend says

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The dance instructor accused of turning her Zumba studio into a place of prostitution was an honors high school student who attended college and ran dance …


Pa. zoo: Wild dogs killed boy who fell in exhibit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A zoo where a 2-year-old boy fell into an exhibit and was fatally mauled by African wild dogs had met or exceeded all safety standards for animals …


Zoo: Wild dogs killed boy, 2, who fell in exhibit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 2-year-old boy who fell into an exhibit of African wild dogs was killed by the animals, not the fall, the president of the Pittsburgh Zoo said …


Boy, 2, dies after fall, dog attack at Pa. zoo

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A mother’s attempt to give her 2-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a fatal tragedy after the boy fell into the exhibit …


Wild dogs kill 2-year-old boy at Pa. zoo exhibit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A mother’s attempt to give her two-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a tragedy at the Pittsburgh Zoo after the boy fell …


2-year-old boy killed at Pa. zoo exhibit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed Sunday morning when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on top of to …


Boy killed in fall, mauling at Pa. zoo exhibit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A young boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo with his mother and friends was killed Sunday when he somehow got over a railing and then fell about 14 …


Appalachian Trail hiker trapped by snow is rescued

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A man trying to hike the entire 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail was rescued Friday after calling 911 to say he didn’t think he’d be …


San Francisco goes orange, black for Giants parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Halloween treat came hours early for San Francisco Giants baseball fans who turned out by the thousand — many climbing trees and rooftops — to …


Another Superstorm casualty: Trick-or-treating

NEW YORK (AP) — Seventh-grader Samantha Bertolino was especially proud of her Halloween costume this year. She was going to be a vampire, and she really had it together this …


San Francisco goes orange and black for SF Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Orange-and-black clad hordes flooded the streets of San Francisco on Wednesday for a ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion Giants — a Halloween treat …


Museums, theaters among NYC attractions reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — Museums, the Empire State Building, Broadway theaters and many stores reopened Wednesday to the relief of tourists who’d been stuck in hotel rooms since the weekend …


Champion SF Giants to be celebrated on Halloween

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Orange-and-black clad hordes will flood the streets of San Francisco for a Halloween Day ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion Giants. With the victory …


Man with bionic leg to climb Chicago skyscraper

CHICAGO (AP) — Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, …


Rowdy fans take to streets after Giants’ victory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of baseball fans took to the streets of San Francisco to celebrate the Giants’ World Series victory, with revelers gathering on corners, in parks and …


Fans fill SF streets to celebrate Giants’ win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of baseball fans took to the streets of San Francisco to celebrate the Giants World Series victory, with revelers gathering on corners, in parks and …


Thousands gather at City Hall to celebrate Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They came from all corners of the region and screamed louder with each strike and every out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the …


Thousands gather at City Hall to celebrate Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They came from all corners of the region and screamed louder with each strike and every out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the …


US returns 4,000 archaeological relics to Mexico

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the U.S. have been returned to Mexican authorities in what experts say is one …


Soundtrack to history: 1878 Edison audio unveiled

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest …


Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a …


Man sells giant autograph collection for daughter

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Three decades ago, Ken Kallin began amassing the 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along …


Wisconsin shooting brings call for new law on guns

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten the enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases, prompted by a fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee …


38 Studios items hitting the auction block

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The remnants of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s defunct video game company — from graphic animation equipment to model airplanes he is said to …


Wis. shooting brings call for new law on guns

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prompted by the fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa, two local lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases. …


Wife told court Wis. spa shooter terrorized her

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man terrorized his wife for years, threatening to throw acid on her face, dousing her car with tomato juice and slashing her vehicle’s tires before …