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Autopsies find three family members killed at Iowa state park campground were shot, stabbed and strangled

Aug. 04, 2022 11:20 AM EDT
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Autopsies find three family members killed at Iowa state park campground were shot, stabbed and strangled.

In ‘Thirteen Lives,’ Ron Howard directs the Thai cave rescue

Aug. 03, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

It may be common etiquette to not spoil the end of a film, but Ron Howard learned years ago on “Apollo 13” that knowing the outcome of a story is different from knowing the story itself. And though the 2018 rescue of the Thai boys’ soccer team and their coach is considerably fresher in our...

Hessian remains unearthed at Revolutionary War battle site

Aug. 02, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

NATIONAL PARK, N.J. (AP) — Researchers believe they have uncovered in a mass grave in New Jersey the remains of as many as 12 Hessian soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War, officials announced Tuesday. The remains, found at the site of Fort Mercer and the 1777 Battle of...

What's a garden without birds? Create habitat so they thrive

Aug. 02, 2022 08:14 AM EDT

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning and the...

Visitors to world's tallest tree could face $5K fine, jail

Aug. 01, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tree enthusiasts who make the trek to the world's tallest tree deep in a Northern California forest will face a fine and possible jail time after park officials declared the remote area off-limits because of damage done by trampling visitors to the tree and surrounding...

Military munitions debris closes section of Assateague beach

Aug. 01, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

ASSATEAGUE, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service has closed a section of beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore after military munitions debris washed ashore. The park service announced Sunday that the partial closure is in effect for the North Beach swimming area in...

After mountain hiker dies, rescuers carry body nearly a mile

Jul. 31, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of a rescue group had to carry the body of a hiker nearly a mile in freezing temperatures and high winds after the man died on the Northeast's highest mountain, authorities said. A group of hikers found the man unconscious and not breathing on Mount...

Drought, irrigation expected to drain 2 Colorado reservoirs

Jul. 30, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — It’s open season with no limit on walleye, saugeye, crappie, perch, wiper and catfish at two Eastern Plains reservoirs. Again. As severe drought spikes demand for irrigation water on the plains, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is dropping angler limits...

Inventor finds 'sweep' spot with device to clean RV roofs

Jul. 30, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — While on a camping trip in 2016, Albert “Jake” Silbereisen saw a problem and decided to clean it up. The Milford man had purchased a new pull-behind camper, complete with a slide-out portion that increased the vehicle’s interior space. ...

Pakistan says 1 soldier killed, 6 separatists dead in clash

Jul. 30, 2022 04:46 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — One solider was killed and six insurgents were dead after an overnight operation in Pakistan's volatile southwestern Baluchistan province, the military said Saturday. The military said in a statement that during exchange of fire with separatists the Hoshab...