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  • Correction: Wintry Weather story

    Updated: 5 min ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Nov. 21 about the Buffalo snowstorms, The Associated Press reported erroneously that warmer temperatures could make the snow heavier. Warmer temperatures alone would not increase the snow's weight. A corrected version of the story is below: With snow...

  • Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas

    Updated: 34 min ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head. Firefighters were responding to a...

  • Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US

    Updated: 50 min ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer. Books and blogs on the topic are numerous, and state...

  • Storms raise hope in California drought

    Updated: 50 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hours of steady rain Saturday from northern California's third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state was moving out of its driest three years in history - while still deeply locked in drought. "It's a marginal improvement. Marginal being the operative...

  • Taj Mahal offers to restore workers' health care

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Trump Taj Mahal casino is offering to restore health insurance to its workers as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the struggling Atlantic City casino open. Trump Entertainment Resorts said Saturday it has offered to restore health insurance to its...

  • City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their...

  • Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Flights have resumed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing. Airport spokesman Michael Conway said all four parallel runways have reopened but flights stopped for a couple of hours Saturday morning when the...

  • Police: Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home that also injured the pregnant woman's 9-year-old daughter but left the woman's toddler son unharmed, police said Saturday. Sherita Johnson was 28 weeks...

  • Report: Washington toddler shot playing with gun

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth — reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbor were playing with a gun. Lt. Susy Johnson says the 911 call came late Friday night after the boy's...

  • Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout. Nearby, an undercover agent with the sheriff's office met with Sam's breeder, a big-timer in the...

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