Latest Suburbs News

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

Nov. 14, 2018 12:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — 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...

Amazon goes bicoastal, will open HQs in New York, DC suburb

Nov. 13, 2018 6:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation's largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tuesday it had chosen a buzzy New York neighborhood and a suburb of Washington for its new East Coast headquarters. The online shopping giant ended its 14-month-long competition for second...

Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

Nov. 11, 2018 3:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House. As in other states, Democrats in Florida and...

2 dead, homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires

Nov. 10, 2018 9:59 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Two people were found dead as a pair of wildfires stretched from inland canyons to the Pacific in Southern California on Saturday, leaving people sifting through the remains of both mansions and modest homes for anything they had left. The two bodies were found severely burned inside...

Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors

Nov. 8, 2018 2:57 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — 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...

House race in southwest Ohio heats up in fiery forum

Oct. 16, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

AMBERLEY VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — A heated U.S. House race in southwest Ohio has gotten a little hotter. Republican Rep. Steve Chabot and Democratic challenger Aftab Pureval picked up where months of negative TV ads in their race left off, with each accusing the other of lying about the other's record as they...

New map gives Democrats hope in more Pennsylvania districts

Oct. 10, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Scott Perry has won his conservative district by no fewer than 25 percentage points on his way to three terms in Congress, but a sweeping redraw of Pennsylvania's House district boundaries has forced several Republican congressmen into newly competitive seats, Perry as much as...

Is a hunt the answer when bears start getting bolder?

Sep. 25, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house. He used his key fob to set off his car horn, to scare away whatever was in his garage. When he...