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  • Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs to President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott that prosecutors say could have maimed or killed the two leaders. Court documents filed in district court in Houston last week show Julia Poff was indicted earlier this month on six counts, […]
  • More energy gains lift US stocks after holiday break

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday as retailers climb at the start of the post-Thanksgiving shopping period. Energy companies rose after Bloomberg reported that a group of key oil producers plans to extend their cuts in production until the end of 2018. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 4 […]
  • Old, meet new: Drones, high-tech camera revamp archaeology

    ENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Scanning an empty field that once housed a Shaker village in New Hampshire, Jesse Casana had come in search of the foundations of stone buildings, long-forgotten roadways and other remnants of this community dating to the 1790s. But instead of a trowel and shovel, Casana and his Dartmouth College colleague Chad […]
  • Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife’s remains has been charged in a California killing. The Desert Sun reports that Justin Tod Rey was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of Sean Ty Ferel. The Palm […]
  • Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries. The National Marine Fisheries Service has been working on the rules for some 13 years and recently made them public. They would […]
  • Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissed

    HONOLULU (AP) — A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her, a defense attorney said. Authorities described the 2016 crash as a hair-pulling fight over the steering wheel. The sisters […]
  • Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

    ATLANTA (AP) — A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America. It’s called Confederate Avenue. Running 1.4 miles (2.25 kilometers) from the leafy edges of gentrified Grant Park to the gritty bustle of Moreland Avenue, its name […]
  • Miami’s iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane Irma

    MIAMI (AP) — Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami’s less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, has survived Hurricane Irma’s brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark’s caretakers and fans. Perched at the edge of sea grass flats where the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay meet the dark and choppy Atlantic Ocean, […]
  • US appeals court agrees Jordanian woman faces threat at home

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A recent U.S. appellate court ruling offers a window on “honor killings,” an ancient practice across the globe that calls for defending a family’s reputation by slaying female relatives who violate traditional taboos. Three 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges voted this month to block U.S. removal of a Jordanian woman […]
  • Teacher accused of removing girl’s hijab going back to work

    BURKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teacher who was suspended after being accused of pulling off a student’s hijab will be returning to work next week. WTOP reports Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand told parents in a letter that the teacher “made a mistake.” Brabrand says the teacher violated district policies and practices but […]