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DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in Southern California failed to free a blue whale from a life-threatening tangle of fishing line but they'll keep trying — if they can find it again. The 70-foot-long mammal was spotted Monday off Dana Point, about 50 miles south of Los...
TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl was the only member of her family to survive after their minivan was hit by an Amtrak train at a crossing with a history of problems in southern Colorado. The girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after the Southwest Chief train...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plan to ship coal through Oakland (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Oakland city officials unanimously voted to ban the shipment of coal, sidelining a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal on an old army base...
BRIGHTON, Mass. (AP) — A consumer watchdog group is set to release its annual list of the most hazardous summer playthings. The Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., says toy guns and other toys that can lead to eye injuries are at the top of this...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport renamed in his honor in his home state of Ohio. The 94-year-old former U.S. senator and his wife are scheduled to appear at a ceremony Tuesday to rename Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio's capital city as...
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A rock 'n' roll-themed coffee shop owned by Aerosmith's drummer is set to open in Massachusetts this week. Joey Kramer's Rockin' & Roastin' Cafe will open its doors on Friday in North Attleborough, about 40 miles outside of Boston. The public...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials say a woman who was attacked by two dogs outside of a Connecticut home last week has died. New Haven officials say Jocelyn Winfrey on Monday succumbed to injuries she suffered in the June 20 attack. Officials say the mauling happened when...
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers will try again Tuesday to free a blue whale entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line off the coast of Southern California. The 70-foot-long mammal was caught in about 200 feet of rope from crab pots when it was spotted Monday off Dana...
HONOLULU (AP) — The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for smuggling Alaska ivory to the Philippines, where items were carved into fish hooks then shipped back and passed off as made in Hawaii by local artisans...
ISTANBUL (AP) — The attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Tuesday was the latest in such incidents at major...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Long before his life story became the toast of the Great White Way, Alexander Hamilton was a...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut equestrian coach who was convicted in 2001 of molesting a riding...