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  • Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino....

  • 'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate's "Mockingjay" opened well below...

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows...

  • Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday. The gunman was identified as 53-year-old Curtis Wade Holley....

  • Obama defends moves on immigration

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Obama said it was important...

  • Marion Barry remembered for love of DC

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served: ___ "Marion was born a sharecropper's...

  • Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 feet of melting snow posed the threat...

  • Health care M&A leads global deal surge

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout. Large drugmakers are buying and selling businesses to control costs and deploy surplus cash. A rising stock market, tax strategies and low interest rates are also fueling the mergers and acquisitions. It's all...

  • Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied Sunday that he played any role in making them. Investigation records say his DNA was found on the underside of an adhesive sticker used to alter one of the phony chips, but previously...

  • Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground. Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice...

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