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Police: Miami teen fatally shot during Halloween party

Oct. 21, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old boy was killed when a gunman got out of a car and fired into a crowd attending a Halloween party at a home south of Miami. Neighbors told detectives that teens dove to the ground when the gunshots rang out. Miami-Dade school superintendent Alberto Carvalho offered...

Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants

Oct. 21, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frato's Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other restaurants at the same time. There is, of course, the gourmet pizza that patrons have come to expect from...

Ali Wong's Raunchy Humor Charms in 'Dear Girls'

Oct. 21, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

"Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life," Random House, by Ali Wong In comedian Ali Wong's "Dear Girls," Wong opens by declaring that she was nervous to write a book because she didn't feel smart enough. She found her groove, she says, when she realized that she could...

Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

Oct. 21, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said on Monday. "The problem is real, the situation is dire," said...

$416M luxury resort under construction at Big Sky

Oct. 21, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The southern Montana resort community of Big Sky is getting a new $416 million luxury resort soon. The Billings Gazette reports that the new Montage Big Sky resort is under construction in the private Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and is projected to open in 2021. The resort will...

Connecticut city collects 42 firearms at gun buyback event

Oct. 21, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city's police department says it collected 42 firearms during a weekend gun buyback event. The Hour reports the unloaded guns were signed over to the Norwalk Police Department on Saturday. The Wilton Quaker Meeting and the Newtown Foundation partnered with the department...

Liz Weston: Will you get what Social Security promises?

Oct. 21, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

The Social Security Administration will happily forecast your future monthly retirement check. Trouble is, it's often off the mark. Understanding the sometimes-flawed assumptions underlying the estimate can help you make smarter decisions about when to claim your benefit. First, of course, you should know how to...

2nd Sesame Street Place park opening in San Diego

Oct. 21, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There are plenty of sunny days to sweep the clouds away where SeaWorld is opening its next theme park. Officials with SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop announced Monday that they are opening the country's second Sesame Place park in San Diego in spring 2021. The first Sesame...

Rhode Island restaurant reports theft of $60,000 cash

Oct. 21, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The owners of a Rhode Island restaurant say more than $60,000 in cash collected during the city of Providence's Columbus Day Festival has been stolen. The Providence Journal reports that the owners of Venda Ravioli told police the cash stored in eight envelopes was stolen from a...

Burns planned for 1,100 acres of Indiana Dunes National Park

Oct. 21, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — More than 1,000 acres of the Indiana Dunes National Park will soon be going up in flames during prescribed burns at Indiana's only national park . The National Park Service says nine prescribed fires planned this fall are expected to torch about 1,100 acres (445 hectares) of the...