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  • Chile fire toll: 11 dead, 1,000 homes destroyed

    April 13, 2014 6:06 PM

    VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) - A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city throughout the night and day on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and destroying at least 1,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.... more »
  • RI foreclosures take heavy toll on rental market

    March 29, 2012 8:13 AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new report says foreclosures in Rhode Island have taken a heavy toll on renters in a state with a large stock of multi-family homes, shrinking the inventory of available apartments and driving up prices. The nonprofit HousingWorks RI coalition found that nearly a third of... more »
  • Campaign grind takes its toll on GOP candidates

    March 22, 2012 6:49 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a good thing the GOP presidential race slows down from here: The candidates are even more tired than the voters. And, boy, does it show. Mitt Romney, who scaled back his public schedule this week to get a break, has slept in his own bed just... more »
  • Japan Quake-Tsunami Death Toll Likely Over 10,000

    March 13, 2011 10:50 AM

    TAGAJO, Japan (AP) - People across a devastated swath of Japan suffered for a third day Sunday without water, electricity and proper food, as the country grappled with the enormity of a massive earthquake and tsunami that left more than 10,000 people dead in one area alone. Japan's prime minister... more »
  • Indonesia Tsunami Toll Hits 343 as Bodies Found

    October 28, 2010 7:36 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 343 Thursday as more bodies were wrapped in body bags or buried by neighbors. Officals said hundreds of missing people may have been swept out to sea. Elsewhere in Indonesia,... more »
  • Recession Takes Toll on Institution of Marriage

    September 28, 2010 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The recession took a dramatic toll on marriage in America, new figures show, with those 18 and over who decided to wed in 2009 at the lowest ebb since the government began tracking the data over 100 years ago. A broad array of new Census Bureau data,... more »
  • Fort Polk bells to toll on Sept. 11

    September 9, 2010 9:22 AM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk will hold a ceremony Friday to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks - and to remind people that the United States is still at war. The 9/11 Day of Remembrance ceremony will also... more »
  • Oil Spill's Psychological Toll Quietly Mounts

    June 27, 2010 11:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster feels far worse to shrimper Ricky Robin than Katrina, even though he's still haunted by memories of riding out the hurricane on his trawler and of his father's suicide in the storm's aftermath. The relentless spill is bringing back feelings... more »
  • Slowdown In Rodent Shooting Taking Toll Along Canals

    April 2, 2010 11:30 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - For decades people have tried to devise creative ways to kill Louisiana's iconic pest: the marsh-chomping, canal-boring, fast-multiplying nutria. They shoot them, trap them and gas them in their holes. Jefferson Parish is widely known for the target-practice approach. But budgetary constraints since Hurricane Katrina have... more »

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