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  • Mayor defends move to hold marathon, tempers boil

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan skyline was expected to be mostly lit for the first time in five days Friday night, a sign of progress undercut by long gas …


  • Penn St. officials arraigned on new charges

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators were arraigned Friday on new accusations they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The hearing …


  • Pastor charged with killing fiancee’s daughter

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée’s 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his …


  • Bloomberg: NYC Marathon will go on

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire Friday for pressing ahead with this weekend’s New York Marathon in a city still reeling from Superstorm Sandy, with some …


  • Texas asks FBI to investigate helicopter shooting

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — State police in Texas have asked the FBI and U.S. Justice Department to conduct an independent investigation of a chase in which a trooper fired on …


  • Ill. slayings suspect was grieving father’s death

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois prosecutor says the suburban Chicago woman charged with stabbing to death her son and a little girl she was babysitting told investigators she was …


  • Hyundai, Kia overstated gas mileage, EPA finds

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles in the past three years, a discovery that could result in sanctions from the U.S. government and …


  • DC judge orders some Watergate records unsealed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some documents sealed in the 1970s as part of the court case against seven men involved in the Watergate burglary must be released, a federal judge in …


  • Pentagon saw chance for hostage mission in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that the U.S. military was ready within a few hours of the terrorist attacks on U.S. outposts in eastern Libya to respond to numerous …


  • Ky. evacuation indefinite as chemical tanker burns

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of people will remain forced from their homes indefinitely as a massive effort continued Friday to move derailed train cars filled with hazardous materials away …


  • Gov’t moves to allow oil tankers in Northeast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday temporarily waived a maritime rule to allow foreign oil tankers coming from the Gulf of Mexico to enter Northeastern ports …


  • Pastor charged in killing of fiancee’s daughter

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A central Michigan pastor accused of beating and strangling a neighbor to fulfill a sexual fantasy was engaged to the victim’s mother and had asked …


  • Where are all the space shuttles now?

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The last of NASA’s space shuttles to fly, Atlantis, is the last to move to its new retirement home, just 10 miles away at Kennedy …


  • Long lines, rising tempers seen at gas stations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists increasingly desperate for a fill-up fumed in long lines at gas stations and screamed at each other Friday as fuel shortages in Superstorm Sandy’s wake …


  • Coast Guard probing cause of tall ship’s sinking

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has ordered a formal investigation into the sinking of a famous tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. …


  • US economy adds 171K jobs; rate rises to 7.9 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The solid job growth showed that the economy is …


  • Lines at East Coast gas stations steam commuters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cabdriver Harum Prince joined a nearly mile-long line for gasoline early Friday in Manhattan after already spending three hours in a similar queue in the Bronx …


  • Fall back: Set clocks back an hour

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s finally time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring. Most of the country will turn back the clocks this weekend for the annual …


  • Derailed tanker burns in central Kentucky

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emergency workers in Kentucky were increasingly confident that fire crews had contained a blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car, allowing them to …


  • Secret Service agent who hid affair kills himself

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly six years, a senior Secret Service agent kept his extramarital affair with a Mexican woman a secret from the agency responsible for protecting the president. …


  • US officials counter reports on Benghazi attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon provided more details Friday of the military response to the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as questions continue to swirl ahead of …


  • EPA finds Hyundai, Kia overstated gas mileage

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on most of their models from the past three years in an embarrassing blunder that could bring sanctions from the …


  • Tired of dark, Sandy victims head to loved ones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jill Meltz lives in an Upper West Side high-rise — just a one-bedroom, but far from the havoc wreaked by Superstorm Sandy in lower Manhattan. And …


  • With offices out, NY Daily News keeps publishing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Daily News got its Plan A and its Plan B eviscerated by Hurricane Sandy. The storm knocked out of commission the newspaper’s Manhattan main office …


  • Official: Mom stabbed kids out of anger at husband

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Neighbors heard the couple shouting at each other, but they never saw it get physical. Artur Plackowska said his wife recently told him she loved him. …


  • US Oct. jobs report likely to show modest hiring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The October employment report the government will release Friday will likely solidify the picture of the U.S. job market that’s emerged this year: Companies are hiring steadily …


  • Isolated NYC borough says help is slow after Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The mother grabbed her two boys and fled their home as it filled with water, hoping to outrun Superstorm Sandy. But Glenda Moore and her SUV …


  • New charges bring Penn State officials to court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators facing new charges they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky were preparing to be arraigned, while …


  • Christie pushes for faster storm recovery in NJ

    MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — In a whirlwind of post-storm decisions that might ruffle some feathers, Gov. Chris Christie announced a string of orders and plans intended to speed New Jersey’s …


  • Isolated NYC borough says help is slow after Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The mother grabbed her two boys and fled their home filling with water, hoping to outrun Superstorm Sandy. But Glenda Moore and her SUV were no …