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Notre-Dame's ashes spark renewed push to rebuild torched Louisiana churches

17 Apr 2019

The worldwide resolve to restore France's fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral provided an unexpected boost on Tuesday to a more modest campaign to rebuild three predominantly black churches in Louisiana that were torched in recent weeks.

Son of sheriff's deputy charged with burning three Louisiana black churches

11 Apr 2019

The son of a sheriff's deputy was charged with burning down three predominately black churches in southern Louisiana over the past two weeks, officials said on Thursday, saying they acted quickly out of concern he would strike again. | Video

North Carolina gas blast kills at least one, injures 17

10 Apr 2019

A fiery gas explosion triggered by a construction worker in Durham, North Carolina, leveled a building on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 17, authorities said.

UPDATE 2-North Carolina gas blast kills at least one, injures 17

10 Apr 2019

April 10 A fiery gas explosion triggered by a construction worker in Durham, North Carolina, leveled a building on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 17, authorities said.

FBI's 'art cops': In hot pursuit of Renoirs, Rembrandts and ruby slippers

10 Apr 2019

NEW YORK When a 17th century Dutch painting looted by the Nazis turned up for sale in New York in late 2017, the FBI's Art Crime Team moved in, verified its identity and helped win a court order to return the work to its rightful owners.

Man who admitted role in Kansas 'swatting' death gets 20 years

29 Mar 2019

A California man was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in federal prison for making hoax calls, including a so-called "swatting" incident where Kansas police responded to a false report and fatally shot an unarmed man, prosecutors said.

Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump

23 Mar 2019

NEW YORK Immigrant faces captured in life-sized portraits by artist Betsy Ashton look the viewer straight in the eye, as if eager to tell their stories of leaving home to brave new struggles in a strange land.

Pets, livestock among victims of Midwest flooding

20 Mar 2019

The floods that have devastated large swaths of Nebraska and Iowa since late last week left house pets homeless, inflicted an unknown toll on livestock and led to several daring water rescues of animals from dogs to horses.

Blizzard threatens central U.S. with two feet of snow, powerful winds

12 Mar 2019

A late-winter storm this week could dump up to two feet (60 cm) of snow and bring fierce winds to the U.S. Central Plains states, potentially snarling travel and bringing flooding to the Upper Midwest, U.S. forecasters said on Tuesday.

Some 29 Turkish Airlines passengers hurt by turbulence headed to New York

10 Mar 2019

NEW YORK More than two dozen people were injured and at least 10 were taken to a hospital after a Turkish Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence on its approach to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, officials said. | Video

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