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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's most difficult political fights has ensnared his brother. The Republican presidential candidate's state environmental protection department is moving to seize a strip of beach behind a summer home owned by...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 13-year-old Virginia girl and the two college students charged (all times local): 8:55 a.m. The mother of a 13-year-old girl found dead over the weekend says she will speak at a news conference arranged by police in Virginia...
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he "predicted" an early spring. "Is this current warm weather more than a trend? Per chance this winter has...
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning means he's "predicted" an early spring. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the "forecast" at sunrise,...
DENVER (AP) — A powerful storm has blanketed Colorado with several inches of snow, and cold overnight temperatures are setting the stage for what will likely be a slick conditions for Denver and other communities just east of the mountains. National Weather Service meteorologist...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new phase in the fight for the Republican Party's soul begins Monday night as Iowa voters decide whether they prefer Donald Trump's aggressive populist politics or Ted Cruz's fiery conservativism in the GOP's opening presidential primary contest of 2016...
DENVER (AP) — A weather system that blew in from California is leaving air travelers stranded and dumping steady snow on the Denver area Monday in what is expected to be the first big snowstorm of the season. About a third of the flights at the city's airport were canceled...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech students who had bright futures appeared before a judge Monday in the death of a seventh-grade girl who was active on social media and apparently climbed out her bedroom window. Nicole Madison Lovell, 13, was described as "an awesome...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 race for president on the day of the country's leadoff Iowa caucuses (all local times): ___ 2:48 p.m. The National Weather Service says temperatures in Iowa are expected to remain above freezing when hundreds of thousands of people...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected legislation to reopen the Illinois State Museum, but says...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, causing at least two...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Charleston. San Bernardino. Roseburg, Oregon. With each mass shooting in the United States in...
MIAMI (AP) — Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position...