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  • NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in police custody, the head of a police union said Saturday. The New York Police Department said Friday it was being investigated by Manhattan prosecutors for the July 13 death of Ronald...

  • Colorado Springs business leaders forming group to influence civic, political decisions

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Local business leaders are forming an organization to become involved in major civic and political decisions in Colorado Springs. Their stated beliefs include: keeping tabs on city infrastructure; electing politicians who share their vision and values; taking a stand on major issues...

  • 5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion...

  • Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. "I believe it's going to pay off,"...

  • In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City home repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery. Officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. The Build It Back initiative is...

  • South American food chains use Florida as US gate

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home. They had missed the chain's 20 different recipes of freshly made burgers, which back in the South American country are frequently...

  • In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing...

  • Sesame catching on in southeast US

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Farmers in the southeast United States are moving into sesame production, producing millions of seeds for tahini or hamburger buns even when there's a drought. Sesame pods used to be so brittle that they had to handled gently, but new traits developed over the...

  • Here's what happens when a casino closes down

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes: — Secure the money and the chips. Casino security, supervised by...

  • A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978: ___ May 26, 1978: Resorts Atlantic City opens. Casino revenue: $134 million Casino employment: 3,300 ___ June 26, 1979: Caesars Atlantic City opens. Dec. 29, 1979:...

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