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Fund for helpful homeless man raises more than $275,000

Fund for helpful homeless man raises more than $275,000

PHILADELPHIA — A fund set up to raise money for a homeless man who helped a woman when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia has collected more than $275,000.
Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

CANBERRA, Australia — Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations.
Italian anti-mafia prosecutor says mafias now co-operating

Italian anti-mafia prosecutor says mafias now co-operating

MILAN — Italy's new national anti-mafia prosecutor said Thursday that Italian organized crime gangs are increasingly co-operating to control international drug trafficking.
Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'

Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of its 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost

Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
Macy's Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

Macy's Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

NEW YORK — The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured balloons, bands, stars and heavy security in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.
Raisman embraces role as 'Fierce' advocate for abuse victims

Raisman embraces role as 'Fierce' advocate for abuse victims

The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell.
Las Vegas pot dispensaries offer Black Friday deals

Las Vegas pot dispensaries offer Black Friday deals

LAS VEGAS — Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. Marijuana dispensaries are rolling out deals, too.

WWII museum holds extensive Winston Churchill collection

NATICK, Mass. — A Massachusetts museum is touting its collection of Winston Churchill artifacts following the release of a major new biopic about the famous British prime minister.

What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?

NEW YORK — The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules , which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favouring their own apps and services.