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‘Orajel’ creator David Morris Kern dies at 103

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — The creator of Orajel, a medicine aimed at fighting toothaches that was later also used for mouth sores, has died, family members said Sunday. David Morris Kern was 103. Allan […]


Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys. (AP Photo)

NYC park named after late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City playground where the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch learned to ride a bike as a child has been renamed in his honor. City officials on Friday rechristened […]


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Furthur cancels show after Bob Weir fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Furthur is cancelling a tour date after guitarist Bob Weir fell onstage at a concert last week. Weir said on his website Tuesday that the Grateful Dead offshoot is “unable to […]


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Shoppers face hurdles in finding ethical clothing

NEW YORK (AP) — You can recycle your waste, grow your own food and drive a fuel-efficient car. But being socially responsible isn’t so easy when it comes to the clothes on your back.


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Former voice of TV’s Elmo sued in NY for 5th time

NEW YORK (AP) — A puppeteer who was the voice of Elmo on “Sesame Street” is being sued for the fifth time, accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy.


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Ex-Atlanta schools leader fighting for legacy

ATLANTA (AP) — When Beverly Hall first arrived in Atlanta as superintendent of the city’s public school system, she cautioned she wouldn’t be riding in on a white horse and that it would take time to fix the problems of low student performance.


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NYC’s Coney Island hopes for rebound after Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — At the beginning of each tourist season, the entrepreneurs who pitch the thrill rides, hot dogs, sideshows and souvenirs at gritty Coney Island gather along its famous boardwalk to pray for two things: good weather and large crowds.



‘Harlem Shake’ videos provoke Tunisian battles

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The “Harlem Shake” has swept up Tunisian youth, provoking attacks by conservative Muslims, condemnation by the education minister and hundreds of copycat videos.


Baby born after parents killed in NYC crash dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A baby delivered after his parents were killed in a Brooklyn hit-and-run accident died early Monday, a community spokesman said.


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Long-married Brooklyn couples celebrate their love

NEW YORK (AP) — David Shamrakov will never forget the first time he saw the woman he would marry. They were both young medical students in their native Ukraine. He spotted her in biology class and knew in an instant he had to introduce himself.


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Rare baseball card brings $92K in Maine auction

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) – A rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a rural Maine yard sale has been auctioned for $92,000.


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Miss America to flip, serve pancakes at Hollywood IHOP

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Miss America 2013, Mallory Hagan, will flip and serve pancakes at the Hollywood IHOP today as part of a nationwide fundraising effort on behalf of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.