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Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:49
DETROIT (AP) -- For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised to not make the same kind of promises to just anyone....

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:06
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region....

Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:02
RATON, N.M. (AP) -- Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board:...

Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:00
RATON, N.M. (AP) -- A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area of New Mexico....

California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:04
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of the outside world....

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:52
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials....

Things to know about California parents accused of torture

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 02:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California couple has pleaded not guilty to allegations they tortured a dozen of their children, kept them chained to beds for months and starved them so much that their growth was stunted and their muscles atrophied....

Winter is off to late start in normally frigid rural Alaska

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 02:08
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation's largest - and usually coldest - state....

'Jersey Shore' reality star expected to plead to tax charges

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:12
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- One of the former stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV show is due in federal court in Newark on Friday to plead guilty to cheating on his taxes....

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:05
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now....