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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The recent deaths of two women during a rafting excursion illustrate not only how unpredictably dangerous Alaska's wilderness can be, but also how limited resources are in the nation's largest state. The women's families are questioning why it took so...
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Jon Bon Jovi. Rosie Skripkunis says her mother, Carol Cesario, is a lifelong fan of Bon Jovi and has always wanted to meet him...
NEW YORK (AP) — It's going to be a busy holiday weekend on the nation's highways. A record 43 million Americans are expected to travel this Independence Day weekend, with the overwhelming majority driving, according to AAA, a car lobbying group and one of the nation's largest...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man who fatally shot his girlfriend with a crossbow in Philadelphia. The 42-year-old woman was shot once in the chest Sunday night. She later died at a hospital. Officers have arrested a 40-year-old man who they say was her...
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 8 p.m. Firefighters are making progress battling a wildfire in central California that has killed two people and burned 200 homes. Federal fire officials say firefighters increased...
SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an unknown sheen in Lake Ontario. Officials responded Sunday to a report of a sheen in Lake Ontario near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, about 40 miles north of Syracuse. A Coast Guard Auxiliary...
ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) — As West Virginians continued surveying damage in a state so devastated by floods that one said her community "smelled like death," residents braced for the prospect of more rain. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for at least 25...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At least six people were stabbed Sunday when members of right-wing extremists groups holding a rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento clashed with counter-protesters, authorities said. Sacramento Fire Department spokesman...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania politician who apologized for criticizing a church that posted a message wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan" attended a worship service and dined at a Harrisburg mosque. School board member Matthew Jansen, invited to attend the Hadee Mosque...
NEW YORK (AP) — "In Transit," a long-gestating, a cappella romantic comedy set in the New York City subway, has...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a wide-ranging gun-rights bill (all...
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood are investigating after three men wearing...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say an off-duty Cook County deputy sheriff shot and injured two people after...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider North Carolina's appeal of a court ruling that said state...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Obama administration regulations that extend...