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Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree

For hundreds of years, an imposing white oak tree has watched over a New Jersey community and a church, providing protection from the blazing summer sun, serving as a scenic backdrop for thousands of photos and — according to legend — was a picnic site for George Washington.

Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common

A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought.


North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire

A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives seeking to leave their mark on the state's higher education system.


Police ambush killer's strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad

As Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers at their barracks, defense lawyers are suggesting they intend to raise questions about his father's influence on the gunman, a college dropout and ne'er-do-well who lived with his parents into his 30s.


North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire

A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives seeking to leave their mark on the state's higher education system.


With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts

Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships — and reshape some of the nation's highest courts.


Crime victims: Alabama is wrong to post personal info online

Tiffany Lawson's ex-boyfriend kicked in her door, beat her and poured hot cooking oil onto her face, back and legs in Birmingham, Alabama.The 2013 attack…


Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.


Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.


Baby bump: Birthing giraffe becomes a cash cow for tiny zoo

April the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her…


Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.


Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

Global finance leaders sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcomed signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums.


Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest

The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.


Schumer: Boost communication after Penn Station stampede

Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs.


Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile.


MN Lottery

MINNEAPOLIS _ These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Saturday:04-09-10-12-13-14-17-18-19-21-22-23(four, nine, ten, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three)01-09-10-11-12-14-15-16-17-18-22-24(one, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, fifteen,…


Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:21-39-41-48-63, Powerball: 6, Power Play: 3(twenty-one, thirty-nine, forty-one, forty-eight, sixty-three; Powerball:…


Trying to learn from United's mistakes, American grounds flight attendant in confrontation

The airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently took away a stroller from the female passenger just before she boarded a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas, a spokeswoman said.


Winning numbers drawn in 'Hot Lotto' game

DES MOINES, Iowa _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Hot Lotto" game were:13-14-24-44-46, Hot Ball: 10(thirteen, fourteen, twenty-four, forty-four, forty-six; Hot…