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MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out.She and her fat ...more

AP News - Apr 21, 2014 6:48 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2014 6:25 PM

BOSTON (AP) — "I need to run."The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish lin ...more

AP News - Apr 18, 2014 8:55 PM

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.Authorities say no injuries have been reported in the smoky seven-alarm fire, which erupted around 4:30 p.m. Frid ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 10:33 PM

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday, other wit ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 3:12 PM

Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.Ultimately, a passer-by helped all four escape from the cold Delaware Ri ...more

AP News - Apr 15, 2014 7:10 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.Yet for at le ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2014 9:45 PM

An EMT. A volunteer. A spectator in a cowboy hat.Moments after bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, these three helped rescue a man whose legs were blown off, a scene captured in an Associated Press photo. That man, Jeff Bauman, was lauded as ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2014 7:15 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first time historian Alan Taylor won a Pulitzer Prize, he found out when the telephone started ringing with congratulations and interview requests.The surprise and slight panic Taylor felt 18 years ago repeated themselve ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2014 2:08 AM

A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.Bureau of Land Management spokesman Craig Leff ...more