SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A century and a half after the end of the Civil War, thousands of monuments to Union and Confederate troops can be found in more than 30 states, many of them solitary soldiers standing guard, rifles at the ready.
If many share a resemblance, it's not a coincidence.
Most of the statues were mass-produced by a handful of Northern companies that found a steady market selling to communities eager to honor their fallen...
HOUSTON (AP) — More thunderstorms are forecast for parts of Texas, a day after wide areas of the state were pounded with high winds and heavy rains, knocking down trees and utility poles and causing some minor property damage.
In Houston, some creeks and bayous filled to their banks Friday evening and drivers in scattered areas found water reaching nearly to car bumpers.
In South Texas, funnel clouds were reported near Victoria and Beeville....
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police finally caught up with a minivan carrying four caged puppies on its roof after dozens of calls poured in to 911 centers in northeast Ohio.
Akron police say the driver didn't realize he did anything wrong by leaving the mixed-breed puppies on the roof. He said Friday he was transporting them for his father, who couldn't keep them. He was taking the 3-month-old puppies to his wife's family in Pennsylvania, some 300 miles away.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The historic barrage of snow and cold in New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses as well as gardeners eager to get outside and in the dirt.
The growing season is one to two weeks behind schedule, following a winter that lacked the usual mid-season thaw.
While the blankets of snow insulated and protected plants and roots from winter winters, the weight of...
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president says he has reached an agreement with Israel in which tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a three-month freeze.
Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that "there is an agreement; the money will be sent in full."
Abbas initially rejected Israel's unfreezing of the tax funds because it included a deduction to settle debts incurred by his Palestinian Authority, including...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day by visiting the Florida Everglades.
In his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Obama says "there's no greater threat to our planet than climate change."
He says he'll visit the Everglades on Wednesday to talk about how global warming threatens the U.S. economy. He says rising sea levels are putting the "economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry" at risk....