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  • N.Y. house explosion leaves six hurt, one missing

    The Buffalo News reports that Tuesday morning's explosion occurred at a home in the rural Niagara County town of Wilson, on Lake Ontario 30 miles north of Buffalo.

  • Spring snowstorm hammers New York, Pennsylvania (+video)

    A Spring nor'easter is forecast to dump more than a foot of snow in Pennsylvania, and parts of New York, closing schools and causing power outages. Flood watches have been issued for Maine and New Hampshire

  • Helicopter mid-air crash kills 7 Marines in Calif. desert

    The aircraft collided in a remote portion of the Yuma Training Range Complex on the California side of the Chocolate Mountains very close to the Arizona border, Dooley said. The exact location hasn't been confirmed.

  • Snowstorm batters Southwest: Holiday travelers brace

    Snowstorm batters Southwest: Holiday travelers brace

    Forecasters expect the Southwestern blizzard will start to lose its winter-weather characteristics as it heads east, but not before causing delays Monday in places like Dallas and Houston.

  • Opinion Why is it OK to to be prejudiced against Mormons?

    You can’t be openly racist, sexist, or anti-Semitic in America. But anti-Mormon? Go for it. Maybe a White House run by Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman will shine enough light on actual Mormons to make us put aside the fears and fantasies about them.

  • Crunch time at Postal Service: Five questions about post office closings.

    Crunch time at Postal Service: Five questions about post office closings.

    Among the thousands of post offices under review for closure is a cramped branch in downtown Elmira, N.Y., bustling on a rainy summer afternoon. It was, until recently, a place retiree Charlotte Dumas took for granted. She visits the downtown branch about three times a week. "I would hate to see it close," she says. "It's so convenient." And it's a bargain. The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers an average of 563 million pieces of mail a day, six days a week. For a 44-cent stamp, you can send a letter to the far reaches of the nation. Rain, sleet, and manic dogs don't stop the service, which carries mail by pack mule to the Havasupai Indian reservation at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and operates branches in towns of fewer than 100 residents. Too good to be true? It might soon be. To help close a $20 billion revenue shortfall by 2015, the USPS may be forced to shutter as many as 3,700 post offices nationwide.

  • Mark Wahlberg to open burger joint with brothers

    Mark Wahlberg to open burger joint with brothers

    Mark Wahlberg and his brothers are in the process of opening a hamburger restaurant in their hometown in Massachusetts named Wahlburgers.

  • In Pictures Power players of the Women's World Cup 2011

    The sixth 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup runs from June 26 to July 17 in cities across Germany. Marta Vieira da Silva, a Brazilian forward nicknamed 'Pele with skirts,' is considered to be the best female soccer player in the world. Here she jumps over Trine Ronning of Norway during a match in Wolfsburg, Germany, on July 3.

  • Dominic Deng Diing, a refugee in the U.S., educates 3,000 children back in South Sudan

    Difference Maker Dominic Deng Diing, a refugee in the U.S., educates 3,000 children back in South Sudan

    Dominic Deng Diing, who escaped the violence in Sudan, raises funds to help schoolchildren there.

  • Can House race in New York alter budget fight on Capitol Hill?

    Can House race in New York alter budget fight on Capitol Hill?

    Democrats hope that a win in New York's 26th District on Tuesday would signal to GOP lawmakers that the public rejects their austerity plan for coping with national debt and the deficit.