NEW YORK (AP) — For four years, people have worked hard and mostly successfully to erase the deep scars Superstorm Sandy left on the New Yor... Full Story
4 years after Superstorm: Some places will never be the same
NEW YORK (AP) — For four years, people have worked hard and mostly successfully to erase the deep scars Superstorm Sandy left on the New York and New Jersey coastlines when it crashed ashore with deadly force on Oct. 29, 2012.
Former Putin aide's curious death in DC deemed an accident
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after the curious death of a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Washington hotel room, authorities announced Friday that he died accidentally from numerous bodily injuries after "days of excessive consumption of alcohol."
Oregon case jury delivers blow to government in lands fight
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.
Arrestor beds help prevent disaster on Pence's campaign jet
NEW YORK (AP) — A field of aerated cement blocks that crumble under the weight of an aircraft helped prevent Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's campaign plane from barreling off a runway and onto New York City's busy Grand Central Parkway.
Supreme Court to rule in Virginia transgender case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys' bathroom at his high school.
Payback plot for bridge traffic was 'cruel,' prosecutor says
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case used their closing arguments Friday to again display for jurors the infamous email at the heart of the case as they sought to prove that two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie purposely created gridlock i a political payback scheme.
Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities.
Talc verdict winner: Money can't make up for lost health
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When Deborah Giannecchini was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer four years ago, it didn't make sense. She had no family history, nor did she seem a high risk.
Justices to hear sex offender's challenge to Facebook ban
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up a free-speech challenge to a North Carolina law banning registered sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites that minors can join.
Frequent casino bus crashes draw mounting safety scrutiny
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rosa Ruiz returned from a gambling jaunt to San Diego before dawn Saturday and was back on another bus that evening, headed for a desert casino.
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