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Thieves Strip Kentucky Barns to Fuel Farmhouse-Chic Trend

About the photo: Lois Coffey, 95, stands outside her tobacco barn in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Thieves stole several pieces of wood from it recently. Reclaimed wood from old barns has become a hot item in decorating and prompted thefts across …

Tougher Building Codes Considered After Jersey Apartment Complex Fire

As power was restored to those living around a luxury apartment complex destroyed by a fire this week, officials thanked those who have supported the more than 1,000 people displaced and a lawmaker announced a planned measure aimed at the …