ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has historically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to install in just one home.
More than 1,000 people who were forced to evacuate from areas of Northern California affected by a deadly wildfire that has destroyed nearly 900 residences will be allowed to return home on Sunday, officials said. Authorities said they will allow residents to go back to Hidden Valley Lake, one of the largest areas ravaged by the so-called Valley Fire since it began a week ago. Firefighters made progress over the weekend battling the two major wildfires that have killed five people and destroyed more than 1,400 homes in recent weeks, said Lynnette Round, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
Thousands of Cubans filled Havana's evocative Revolution Plaza for Pope Francis' first Mass, curious to see history's first Latin American pope on their home turf and hopeful over the key role he played in bringing about the historic detente with the U.S.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.
CINCINNATI (AP) — He was known as "Bismarck," a genial, thick-bearded hiker who had become a familiar character along the Appalachian Trail over the past six years, and a regular at Susie Montgomery's bed-and-breakfast in a small Virginia town — until the day the FBI showed up.
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Using the astronomical chart on a table in the covered tower, visitors aim their gaze along worn arrows to huge, upright stones hundreds of feet away. Beyond each slab of granite, clearings stretch the eye to the horizon on a dazzling day in late summer New Hampshire.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is embarking on a $30 million plan to provide some mental health training to staffers at community organizations. Here's a closer look at the city's project and some other initiatives that prepare nonprofessionals to be a front line of mental health help: