At least 6 dead, 2 missing after floods in Texas, Kansas
HOUSTON (AP) -- Authorities in central Texas found two more bodies along flooded streams Sunday, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six....
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Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north
SYDNEY (AP) -- Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday....
Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China
BEIJING (AP) -- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show....
Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU
MADRID (AP) -- Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next month, the chief minister of the tiny British territory on Spain's southwestern tip said Sunday....
Beer: The fight over where you buy it in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Beer-buying Pennsylvanians are seeing a growing number of options where they can pick up a six-pack or two, though Pennsylvania still remains home to some of the nation's most restrictive beer sales laws....
As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year....
Cops: Lost couple cuts chain to enter nuclear plant property
DELTA, Pa. (AP) -- A couple who got lost in Pennsylvania while driving to New York entered the property of a nuclear plant by cutting a chain at a gate, apparently in a quest to get back on the right road, authorities said....
Horse tosses rodeo performer off back, tramples him to death
PILESGROVE, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey authorities say a horse tossed a rodeo performer off its back in front of a crowd of thousands and then trampled him to death....
A veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States' entry into the conflict....
Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide identified
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania have identified a couple found dead in a Pittsburgh home in an apparent murder-suicide....
Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It wasn't supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. It wasn't supposed to take this long for Sidney Crosby to guide the Pittsburgh Penguins back to a destination many figured they'd become a fixture at after winning it all in 2009....
$1,000 reward offered after 2 dogs found in burned container
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- An animal welfare group is offering a $1,000 reward for information after the charred remains of two dogs were found in a plastic container set afire in an alley near Philadelphia....
Jones sets new AA pole vault record in PIAA track events
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Southern Williamsport's Katie Jones set a new AA record in the pole vault and Downingtown West's Joshua McLemore won three AAA gold medals on Saturday in the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg University....
School funding creates divide in attorney general's race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The battle in Pennsylvania over school funding could take on a new dimension....
As the country pauses today in recognition of the only American holiday dedicated to the memory of those who died while serving in our military, offering dramatic graveside ceremonies and moments of silence. Unfortunately much of the country will simply carry on as usual. According to recent surveys, less than 5 percent of Americans plan to attend a parade, be part of a memorial service or visit gravesites on what was originally called Decoration Day for its tradition of putting flowers on graves of the fallen heroes.
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