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U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.
The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.
A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.
Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open... Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an ... (more)
A veteran Northern California rock climber died in a fall in Yosemite National Park, just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during another climb, authorities said.
Hunters in Alabama snared an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the largest ever caught in a legal hunt in the state, conservation officials said.
A Santa Cruz man described as an experienced hiker failed to return home Sunday from a backpacking trip in the Sierra.
The 21-year-old suffered a broken pelvis, broken shoulder and spine injuries when a tree crashed on a tent where her family was staying at the Cherrystone Family Camping and RV Resort along Virginia's Eastern Shore on July 24. Her aunt, the aunt's husband and a 13-year-old cousin were killed.
Celestial camping! Amazing hanging tents that look like the moon when lit up at night go on sale What a steel! Sheffield is crowned best bargain break while Edinburgh trumps London as the most expensive city in UK 'Riptides can be treacherous': Warning to holidaymakers as teenage girl is rescued after being dragged out to sea by strong undercurrent ... (more)
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has arrested a man in a Lake Marion boat crash that killed a University of South Carolina student last month.
In this Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 photo, A monster alligator weighing 1011.5 pounds measuring 15-feet long is pictured in Thomaston, Ala.
Police say the saltwater crocodile struck when the 57-year-old victim, who has not been named, entered the Adelaide River to untangle his line.
He kept it up through middle school and during his years at Seneca High School. By the time he was 23, the Pendleton man had a pack-a-day habit.
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.
An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said.
Fashionistas take note: the latest in haute couture could be distressed jeans that have been ripped by lions, tigers and bears.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 02:07 am
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