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NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a message busy New Yorkers hate to get: the low-battery message on your cellphone when there’s no charger in sight. Now that could be a thing of the past. New […]

06/18/2013

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NY authorities: Self-help couple commits suicide

  NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York City couple who hosted a self-help radio show called “The Pursuit of Happiness” have taken their own lives. A medical examiner spokeswoman said Thursday that […]

06/06/2013

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Crunchy, sweet doughnut-croissant packs bakery

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh the pull of that elusive reservation at the hot new restaurant. And double-oh the sweet and fatty decadence of a well-made dessert. Combine the two foodie emotions and you’ve got […]

06/05/2013

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NY state senator charged with embezzlement

NEW YORK (AP) — A once-powerful New York state senator was arrested Monday in a widening corruption scandal that has resulted in criminal charges against other lawmakers and turned some into wire-wearing informants. Sen. John […]

05/06/2013

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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 […]

05/05/2013

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 […]

05/04/2013

Musician Bob Weir (AP Photo)

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 […]

05/01/2013

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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.

05/01/2013

Kevin Clash, puppeteer, posing with "Sesame Street" character Elmo

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.

04/02/2013

Beverly Hall, former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent (AP Photo)

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.

04/02/2013

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