RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on reports of gunfire that sent dozens fleeing from a busy North Carolina shopping mall. Police are investigating whether any shots were fired in the Saturday incident. (all times local):
A North Carolina mall where shoppers fled after reports of gunfire on Saturday is reopening for business.
The Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh posted on its website that it is open from noon until 7 p.m...
BOSTON (AP) — As a rollout date looms for a plan to equip 100 Boston police officers with body cameras, not a single officer has volunteered. That's prompted Boston's police commissioner to warn that he may have to force officers to wear them.
Civil rights advocates had praised the plan as a step toward great accountability amid a national outcry over police killings of black men in other cities.
But less than three weeks before the program is...
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a fourth body has been recovered after an explosion at an apartment complex in Maryland.
The Montgomery County Police Department says the body was found on Saturday.
The explosion late Wednesday night sent debris hundreds of feet, and people more than a mile away reported the blast was strong enough to shake their homes. Two bodies were recovered Thursday and another one was found Friday.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Over the years, hundreds of almanacs have come and gone, but two are celebrating milestones.
The 200th edition of the Farmers' Almanac in Maine features gardening tips, home-spun humor and life hacks. In New Hampshire, The Old Farmer's Almanac marks its 225th anniversary with tributes from President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Both have special anniversary sections with articles from the past....
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Wildlife biologists say a black bear that's roaming southern Indiana — only the second confirmed wild bear in the state since the 1870s — is the latest sign the adaptable animals are rebounding across the nation.
An increase in forested land and changes in hunting regulations since the 1980s have boosted black bear numbers in states with resident populations and sent them ambling across borders.
APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — With Florida's iconic citrus industry struggling from a bacterial disease, some farmers are eyeing a new niche crop that taps into the country's burgeoning beer-brewing business: hops.
Traditionally, Florida was considered too hot and humid to grow hops. About 95-percent of U.S. hops are grown in the cooler climes of Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
But a craft brewing explosion has pushed demand sky high, and as a result,...