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  • Retired Associated Press newsman dies in NY at 76

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former newsman who worked for The Associated Press for 39 years has died in New York. Bruce Hodgman was 76. His wife, Marion Hodgman, says he died Friday at a hospital 18 months after he was diagnosed with cancer. Hodgman began his AP career in 1962 in Hartford,...

  • NY police boss defends response in custody death

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — It appears police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on a drug user who later died in custody, the police commissioner said Monday. Ronald Singleton's death was ruled a homicide on Friday by the city medical examiner's office, which...

  • Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Friday's official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of 68,000 the federal Bureau of Land Management...

  • 5 differences between Gov. Corbett, opponent Wolf

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Common ground is scarce in the Pennsylvania governor's race, the only statewide election contest in 2014. Republican incumbent Tom Corbett is battling chronically weak polling numbers despite first-term accomplishments that include erasing a multibillion-dollar...

  • Arrest in fatal stabbing of NYC homeowner

    Updated: 5 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a man suspected of burglarizing a home and stabbing the owners when they interrupted him has been arrested. Police say 20-year-old Dante Viggiano was being held on murder, attempted murder and burglary charges in Sunday's stabbings on Staten...

  • Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy

    Updated: 35 min ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the...

  • Ex-Independence Party leaders endorse McFadden

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Two former leaders in Minnesota's Independence Party have endorsed Republican candidate Mike McFadden in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken. Former Independence Party Chairman Jack Uldrich and former House candidate David Dillon both threw...

  • McDaniel delays announcement on election lawsuit

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran. McDaniel campaign spokesman Noel Fritsch said Monday that McDaniel...

  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for...

  • 6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday The crash occurred Sunday night in a southeast Dallas residential area, said Dallas police officer Monica Cordova. The victims were two...

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