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The flip side of years of no hurricanes: Good luck runs out

June 1, 2015

OCEAN CITY, Maryland (AP) — For millions of Americans living in the hurricane zones on the Gulf and East coasts, recent decades have been quiet — maybe too quie. more »»

Cancer treatments got gentler, yet kids' survival improved

June 1, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — The move to make cancer treatments gentler for children has paid a double dividend: More kids are surviving than ever before, and without the long-term complications that doomed... more »»

Sun returns to Texas, revealing flood damage across state

June 1, 2015

DALLAS (AP) — Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management officials turn their attention to cleanup... more »»

Material being lifted by crane in NYC falls; 10 injured

June 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive air-conditioning unit being lifted by a crane to the top of a Manhattan office building broke free Sunday, fell 28 stories and landed in the middle of Madison Avenue,... more »»

Watchdog finds ex-Nazis got $20.2 million in Social Security

June 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits. more »»

Kerry delays return to US after injury in bicycle crash

May 31, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has delayed his trip back to the United States to stay in a Swiss hospital overnight after breaking his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday. more »»

Watchdog finds ex-Nazis got $20.2 million in Social Security

May 31, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits. more »»

Material being lifted by crane in NYC falls; 10 injured

May 31, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive air-conditioning unit being lifted by a crane to the top of a Manhattan office building broke free Sunday, fell 28 stories and landed in the middle of Madison Avenue,... more »»

Sun returns to Texas, revealing flood damage across state

May 31, 2015

DALLAS (AP) — Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management officials turn their attention to cleanup... more »»

Material being lifted by crane at NYC building falls

May 31, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say a piece of mechanical equipment being lifted by a crane at an office building in Manhattan broke free and fell about 28 stories to the street belo. more »»

Beau Biden dies at 46; son of VP had life of adversity

May 31, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) — He was the privileged son of a longtime U.S. senator and two-term vice president, yet Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III was no stranger to personal adversit. more »»

Q&A: A look at the indictment of ex-House Speaker Hastert

May 31, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is as notable for the details it excludes as for the allegations that the longtime high school teacher and wrestling... more »»

Latest on flooding: 2 missing after Texas flood found safe

May 31, 2015

2:50 p.m. (CDT)

The missing person count in Texas following a series of deadly storms has fallen after authorities learned of two people reported they safely avoided the flooded area. more »»

Cancer treatments got gentler, yet kids' survival improved

May 31, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — The move to make cancer treatments gentler for children has paid a double dividend: More kids are surviving than ever before, and without the long-term complications that doomed... more »»

Christian college removes Hastert's name after indictment

May 31, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — A Christian college in suburban Chicago has removed the name of former U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert from an academic research center. more »»

Celebrities make splash with California drought awareness

May 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From drought-shaming to eco-boasting, willing or not, celebrities are playing a role in raising awareness about California's debilitating drought. more »»

A bitter battle for control of oldest synagogue in the US

May 31, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A bitter struggle for control over the nation's oldest synagogue goes to trial this week, with lawyers saying they may use more than 1,000 exhibits dating as far back as 1733. more »»

Study: Many cancer patients could be spared brain radiation

May 31, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — A major study could change care for many of the hundreds of thousands of people each year who have cancer that spreads to the brain from other sites. more »»

What's up with Nebraska? State shows independent streak

May 31, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — What's up with Nebraska?

The state is among the nation's most conservative, with Republicans controlling all of state governmen. more »»

 
 
 

 

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