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New York City explosion kills 1, hurts 3; gas leak suspected

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:51am

Debris is being removed from a Brooklyn building where an apparent gas explosion killed a woman and injured three others.

Buffalo's 'industrial cathedrals' slowly finding new life

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:43am

A worn-looking collection of grain silos left over from Buffalo's heyday as a shipping hub tower like enormous cement pipe organs along the Buffalo River.

'The Martian' lands with $55 million debut

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:41am

Ridley Scott's 3-D space epic "The Martian" touched down in theaters with a robust $55 million at the weekend box office.

Federal court: Intent matters in migratory-bird deaths

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:00am

Companies accused of causing migratory bird deaths may be harder to successfully prosecute after a federal appeals court recently ruled that a century-old wildlife protection law only applies if the killing is intentional.

40 percent of millennials pay for print, online news

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 9:45pm

In a world flush with free information, some young people are still willing to shell out for news they read.

Tuesday marks 60th anniversary of deadly Wyoming plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:11am

On the Friday morning of Oct. 6, 1955, United Airlines Flight 409 left Denver International Airport with plans to land in Salt Lake City three hours later.

Porsche in Malta motor show loses control, injures 26

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:41am

Eyewitnesses say a sports car participating in a Maltese charity road show lost control after clipping the grass and careened into the crowd, injuring 26 people.

Memoirs by seniors offer lessons worth sharing

Erin E. Arvedlund, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:11am

Before the advanced degrees, money, and accolades, he was just a kid growing up farming cotton with seven siblings, his mother, and his father, who was the son of an ex-slave in Mississippi.

Law firm labeled hate group leading clerk's crusade

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:51am

The lawyer for a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue licenses for gay marriages stood onstage in a Washington, D.C., hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, and Mat Staver told the crowd, they were all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.

Idaho AG following possible sale of St. Joe's hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:50am

The Idaho Attorney General's Office has asked to be kept in the loop about the possible sale of Lewiston's St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Benton, Washington residents readying for tax proposals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:21am

Proposals to raise taxes on residents in two Arkansas counties in the next year or so are being considered by northwest Arkansas governments who say the tax hikes are needed to meet growing needs.

EXCHANGE: Developmentally disabled enter society with help

Doug Wilson-Whig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:11am

Bill and Kitty Coons have three adult sons with developmental disabilities in programs coordinated by Transitions of Western Illinois, and they appreciate how important jobs and life training are for their sons.

Merkel calls on VW to clear up emissions-rigging scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 7:51am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal a "far-reaching event" and demanded the world's largest automaker quickly investigate it.

10,000 protest in Moldova over missing $1.5 billion

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 7:40am

About 10,000 people staged an anti-government protest in Moldova's capital on Sunday, demanding a probe into the up to $1.5 billion that disappeared from three of the country's banks last year.

'Date Night' wine dinner helps fight against cancer

Deborah Hayes Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 7:11am

The fall season's social calendar is dotted with a series of events that are planned to promote excitement and support for Montgomery's major fundraiser of the year, eagerly anticipated and hosted as a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

Vermont reminding hunters of deer and elk import rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 6:40am

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding hunters about the regulations about importing deer and elk into the state.

New Greek Parliament elects Syriza veteran as speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 4:10am

Greece's new Parliament, elected two weeks ago, has chosen Syriza deputy Nikos Voutsis as its speaker.

Natural cigarette maker subject of class-action lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 3:20am

The company behind a line of cigarettes touted as natural is being targeted in a class-action lawsuit.

AP analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 7:21pm

Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.