• Coast Guard chopper makes emergency landing on golf course

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the grounds of New York golf course because of smoke and fumes in the cockpit. No injuries were reported. The craft landed on the course at Richmond County Country Club on Staten Island around 10:30 a.m....

  • Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to...

  • Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices?

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is...

  • Fatal police shooting in Wal-Mart under review 1 year later

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A year after a 22-year-old black man was killed by a white police officer while carrying an air rifle in an Ohio Wal-Mart, federal officials' review of the case remains unfinished as his relatives plan an anniversary vigil — and the region grapples with the...

  • Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal...

  • Astronaut mementoes: Cowboy boots, prayer beads, lunch box

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 14 display cases at Kennedy Space Center contain intensely personal mementoes and other items representing the astronauts who perished in the Challenger and Columbia accidents. They are part of NASA's new "Forever Remembered" exhibit, which includes the...

  • Cake: The new favorite mode for American political debate?

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — It should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone's happy. But sometimes customers and bakers have clashed over what goes on the cake, or whether to make it at all. An Oregon...

  • Things to know about Canadian hydropower in US Northeast

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Power produced by hydroelectric generators in Canada have played a part in the U.S. Northeast's electricity landscape for four decades, and experts say its role will only increase. Some points about current production and proposals to bring more Canadian power to the region: ___ THE...

  • Separate NYC gunfire incidents leave 2 dead, 11 wounded

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two people were killed and 11 others wounded in three overnight shootings in New York City, including nine people hurt when gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn, police said Sunday. The gunfire at the party in the East New York section of Brooklyn started...

  • Judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered taxpayers in a Detroit-area community to pay up as a way to end a housing discrimination case that has been in federal court for more than 40 years. Three of 200 houses still need to be developed in Hamtramck to make up for civil rights...

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