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False report of gunman at Los Angeles airport causes panic

LOS ANGELES — Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday ...

Visitor misbehavior abounds as U.S. parks agency turns 100

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like ...

CPAP machines don't prevent heart attacks, strokes in some sleep apnea sufferers

More than 25 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that causes sufferers to briefly stop breathing while asleep, sometimes many times a ...

Wildfire blocking Yellowstone entrance smolders on

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Firefighters chopped down trees and searched for hotspots on steep hillsides Sunday as they battled a wildfire that has ...

Feds turn to space experts NASA for small-drone traffic plan

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage small ...

Two men charged in Chicago shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin

CHICAGO — Police charged two brothers who have deep ties to a gang with the shooting death of the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane ...

Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

HAMPTON, N.H. — Women across the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to ...

Rancher's widow to sue FBI, Oregon police over standoff death

The widow of Robert "Lavoy" Finicum, the Arizona rancher killed in January during a standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge, plans to sue the ...

Ohio city's $868K fire truck cannot fit in station house

LEBANON, Ohio — Officials in a southwest Ohio city say a new fire truck the city bought for almost $868,000 does not fit in the ...

Scientists exit dome after yearlong Mars simulation

HILO, Hawaii — Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation. For the past year, ...

Tropical depression to bring rain to Gulf Coast

MIAMI — A tropical depression formed Sunday off the East Coast and could hit the Outer Banks as a tropical storm by Tuesday, while a ...

Islamic State backers convicted in U.S. due to leave prison

They're going to come home. Ninety people in the United States have been accused or convicted of trying to aid the Islamic State terror group. Among ...

Little precedent exists for $400 million cash delivery to Iran

WASHINGTON — A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal ...

Sheriff: Man confesses in killings of 2 Mississippi nuns

DURANT, Miss. — A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home confessed to the killings, a sheriff said ...

Police question 2 in gun death that claims cousin of NBA star Wade

CHICAGO — Police questioned two people Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as they looked into ...

Achievement gap narrows in kindergarten

Low-income kindergartners are entering school with stronger math and reading skills, narrowing the academic gap with their affluent peers and reversing a decades-old trend, according ...

Immigration policy proposed for foreign-born entrepreneurs

The Obama administration on Friday proposed immigration rules that would allow foreign-born entrepreneurs to remain in the United States for as long as five years ...

Robot baby dolls don't curb teen pregnancies, study finds

The lifelike dolls are meant to teach teenage girls what it's like to raise an infant, warts and all. As part of high school sex ...

Civil War headstone to get fix after 154 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some mistakes are never too late to fix. A Civil War soldier misidentified when he was buried at an Ohio cemetery more ...

FDA recommends screening blood donations for Zika

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday took the radical step of recommending that blood donations in all 50 states and U.S. territories ...