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Smoke clouding communities near burning Okefenokee refuge

Smoke clouding communities near burning Okefenokee refuge

Winds are pushing smoke from a giant wildfire into neighboring communities near the Georgia-Florida line.…

US economic growth weakened to 0.7 percent in first quarter

US economic growth weakened to 0.7 percent in first quarter

The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending.…

Tennessee inmates picking up highway trash find woman’s body

Tennessee inmates picking up highway trash find woman’s body

Tennessee female prisoners on a highway cleanup detail found the badly decomposed body of a female jogger on Thursday, according to a report.…

US employment costs climbed steadily in first quarter

US employment costs climbed steadily in first quarter

Wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers grew steadily in the first three months of the year.…

Full honors for Filipino-American WWII vet who died at 101

Full honors for Filipino-American WWII vet who died at 101

A military funeral is planned for a New York woman who joined the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II after surviving months of torture by the Japanese for helping…

Principal says she regrets decision about ‘smash space’

Principal says she regrets decision about ‘smash space’

An elementary school principal in Washington, D.C.’s suburbs is rethinking her idea to set up a “smash space” designed to let teachers hack away at a chair to relieve tension.…

Body parts found in Michigan probe into missing person

Body parts found in Michigan probe into missing person

Authorities say a young man has been arrested after body parts were found buried in a shallow grave behind a home in suburban Detroit.…

Arkansas inmate convulses during execution, prompting calls for investigations

Arkansas inmate convulses during execution, prompting calls for investigations

The fourth death row inmate executed in Arkansas in eight days lurched and convulsed before he died, witnesses said, prompting critics and the man’s legal team to demand an investigation…

Mississippi authorities arrest suspect in 1976 Texas slaying

Mississippi authorities arrest suspect in 1976 Texas slaying

Mississippi authorities have arrested a man wanted in a 1976 slaying in Texas.…

Woman accused of threats to blow up Georgia daycare centers

Woman accused of threats to blow up Georgia daycare centers

A Georgia woman has been charged with threatening to blow up daycare centers where she’d been employed in the past.…