• Green Bay Packers player arrested after allegedly firing gun in Miami Beach

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested Saturday after police said he allegedly fired two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage, authorities said. Miami Beach Police say a witness reported that Quarless was...

  • Joey Chestnut stunned in Nathan's hot dog eating contest, streak ends

    Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. Stonie, 23, who finished second last year,...

  • Officials warn of firecrackers' impact on veterans with PTSD

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Health care professionals are asking Georgians who are using firecrackers to celebrate the Fourth of July to be cautious around veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychologist Corissa Callahan works with veterans at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta and...

  • 66 riders evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops

    Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman...

  • Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weigh-in Friday ahead of the 99-year-old Independence Day boardwalk tradition. The dogs...

  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the 'yes' and 'no' camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that could be Greece's most important vote since it joined the European Union. More than...

  • 400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the Ferris wheel that towers 400 feet over central Florida after the attraction shut down Friday afternoon, authorities said. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy...

  • Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

    Yesterday

    KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. "Most people know something about him. ... But very few know the full breadth of his...

  • Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.   The two-time Masters champ said Friday he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01."...

  • Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Several 2016 contenders have brushed off Trump's comments while others have ignored...

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