US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion. The U.S. had 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. That ties 2011…

Supreme Court to hear case disputing warrantless motorcycle search

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Do police have the right to go on private property - uninvited and without a warrant - to search a vehicle?That's the question the U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to answer when the court takes up the case of a Virginia man who was arrested after a police officer walked onto his driveway and pulled back a tarp covering a

Rare US coins sell for pretty penny at auction in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - When is a penny worth $300,000? When it's one of the first copper coins struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, in 1793. The annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention was held in Tampa this week. It's considered one of the five largest coin and currency collectors' shows in the nation, experts say, and three

In this April 19, 2015 file photo, Mickey Gilley poses with the triple crown award on the red carpet at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Country music artist Gilley and his son were injured in a car

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music artist Mickey Gilley and his son were injured in a car accident in Texas, but both are recovering after minor injuries. A statement from Gilley's publicist on Thursday said the two were injured Wednesday when their car rolled over. The 81-year-old singer has a fractured ankle and fractured right shoulder and

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NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The former owner of an Indiana hotel is being sued for charging a woman $350 for posting a…

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