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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, architect Michael Arad, a designer of the World Trade Center memorial, examines a granite monolith being created at the Rock of Ages in Barre, Vt. The monolith is one of six that will be part of a permanent dedication to ground zero rescue and recovery workers expected to be unveiled in late May at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite countryA memorial to rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center and those who were sickened by its toxins is taking shape in granite country of Vermont
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
Chef Killed in Horrific Attack on NYC BuffetA chef was killed by a hammer-wielding attacker in a horrific, and apparently random, attack on a Chinese buffet restaurant in Brooklyn Tuesday evening. Police say the suspect burst into the Seaport Buffet restaurant and attacked the 60-year-old owner, a 50-year-old manager, and the 34-year-old chef, who was fatally injured,...
Newser59 minutes ago
This photo provided by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) shows a ramp to Interstate 5 after it was closed due to snow at Tejon Pass, an area known as the Grapevine, at Gorman in the Tehachapi Mountains of southern California on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. The first in a series of Pacific storms is moving across Southern California, where downpours could unleash mud and debris flows from large wildfire burn scars. (CalTrans via AP)
New storm brings risk of blizzard to Northern CaliforniaAnother Pacific storm is bearing down on California, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Jan. 11, 2019, photo, Russ Klisch, founder and president of Lakefront Brewery, holds up a photo of "My Turn: Chuck" beer. The federal shutdown is impacting the federal agency Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which approves licenses for new breweries, some ingredients and labels for beers sent out of state. The brewery is now waiting for the federal agency to approve the "My Turn: Chuck" beer label, so they can sell it out of state. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releasesCraft beer taps get squeezed as government shutdown delays new releases and brewery openings
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz enters the courtroom for a hearing at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Cruz returned court this week for hearings on the Valentine's Day 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and on accusations he assaulted a corrections officer. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Hearing set on school shooting suspect's contact with guardA judge is set to consider whether Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should still be supervised by a corrections officer he is accused of assaulting
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Man playing hide-and-seek found dead in vacant buildingPolice are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who apparently fell down an elevator shaft while playing hide-and-seek with friends in a vacant Detroit building
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Pedestrians cross Pine street in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The first in a series of Pacific storms brought heavy rain to Southern California and snow in the mountains Monday, closing some highways and snarling traffic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warningA Pacific storm that brought fears of dangerous mudslides and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada was less fierce than expected but with more rain on the way, hundreds of homes in fire-scarred California areas remained under evacuation orders
The Associated Press7 hours ago
3 arrested in death of Louisiana officer leaving for workThree people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer preparing to go to work
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pedestrians cross Pine street in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The first in a series of Pacific storms brought heavy rain to Southern California and snow in the mountains Monday, closing some highways and snarling traffic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Latest: Santa Barbara County lifts evacuationsSanta Barbara County, scene of a devastating fire and a deadly mudslide last year, has lifted mandatory evacuation orders that drove thousands of people from Montecito and surrounding areas
The Associated Press8 hours ago
School board votes to postpone policy to arm teachersPennsylvania school board votes to postpone policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Feb. 7, 2018 photo, senator Renee Unterman, R - Buford, presents SB 352, in Atlanta. Unterman said Tuesday, Jan. 15, 209,  that she hadn't seen sexual harassment in her previous 29 years as an elected official but had been a victim "in the last couple of weeks."  Her comments came in response to the state Senate changing its rules Monday to limit the amount of time accusers have to report allegations against senators and their staffs to two years. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Georgia Senate weakens internal harassment investigationsGeorgia Senate weakens its ability to investigate sexual harassment claims against Senators and their staffers
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, police stand by a Confederate monument nicknamed "Silent Sam" at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt says the school will remove the pedestal where the statue stood until protesters tore it down. Folt also announced to the campus Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, that she will step down at the end of the school year. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
The Latest: Activists celebrate Confederate marker's removalActivists held a "victory party" on the campus of North Carolina's flagship public university to celebrate the removal of the last remnants of a Confederate statue
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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