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Familiar heartbreak in Washington state

SEATTLE -- It's been 34 years since her brother vanished when Mount St. Helens blew.

In certain parts by the mountain, the cascading, pulverized rock was at unbelievable temperatures -- more than five times the boiling point of water.

Then there...

Last of the whalers

BEQUIA, St. Vincent -- Standing on the rocky shore, the tall, graying man looks pensively through drizzling rain at the dark clouds, listens to the angry sea and wonders if nature will deny him a whale yet another day.

Don't call him Ishmael. ...

Combat vets battle an enemy within: Addiction

PHILADELPHIA -- The first time Pearson Crosby went to the methadone clinic at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center in early 2013, he asked his father to go with him.

But couldn't tell him why.

Crosby, who played varsity basketball at Council Rock ...