New Mexico police investigate killing of 4 on Christmas Day

U.S. 12/26/19, 12:30

Four people found dead on Christmas Day in a home in an Albuquerque suburb were members of the same family and the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday. The victims were identified as Carlos Velasquez, 50; Marilyn Velasquez, 45; Roberto Velasquez, 22; and Adrian Velasquez, 14, police ...

Bald eaglet back in air after 2 weeks in wildlife hospital

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:13

A bald eagle hatched this spring in a New Orleans suburb was released Tuesday in the same neighborhood after two weeks in Louisiana State University's Wildlife Hospital.Dozens of neighbors who have watched over the eagle family cheered as the mottled brown bird hopped out of the cage in which it ...

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

U.S. 05/26/19, 17:15

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday. The first tornado touched down in El ...

Update: 2 bodies found in flooded car near St. Louis

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:48

The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities in suburban St. Louis are investigating after the bodies of two people, a man and a woman, were pulled from a car submerged in floodwater. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the bodies were discovered around 4 a.m. ...

Coroner says 4 killed by gunfire in their home

U.S. 04/30/19, 16:00

Three women and a man found dead in their home in a suburban Ohio community died of gunshot wounds, a coroner ruled Tuesday. Butler County's Dr. Lisa Mannix said all four deaths were homicides. Meanwhile, Tuesday, police were continuing to search for clues and hadn't identified any suspects. Members of a nearby ...

Millions live in parts of California threatened by wildfires

U.S. 04/11/19, 09:30

Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They all could be the next Paradise. A McClatchy analysis reveals more than 350,000 Californians live in towns and cities that ...

New York City may try tolling its way out of traffic mess

Business 03/29/19, 13:49

Long-ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan.The plan would make New York the first U.S. city to join the ranks ...

Stories of loss and anxiety emerge in Colorado’s oil debate

Health 03/27/19, 14:42

Colorado's long-running battle over oil and gas drilling in suburban neighborhoods has erupted again, and this time the stakes are deeply personal.As state lawmakers debate whether to clamp stronger health and safety regulations on the industry, stories of loss and anxiety are emerging on both sides."Nobody should ever have to ...

County bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads

Health 03/26/19, 16:10

A county in New York City's northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public places wakes their parents to the seriousness of the problem."It's an attention grab, there's ...

Rapper T.I.: No contest to violating ban on public cursing

Entertainment 12/17/18, 21:51

Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing.The charge against the performer stems from a May incident at the gated community where he lives in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge.His spokesman, Steve Sadow, tells the Atlanta ...

Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb

New York 11/14/18, 00:05

For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home.The online retail giant held the promise of 50,000 jobs and the possibility of changing their fortunes. So the 20 finalists dangled tax incentives, showcased their workforce and even signed ...

Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors

U.S. 11/08/18, 15:37

Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures more than 8 feet (2.5 meters) long.The lizard is an escaped pet. It was first reported loose in ...

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