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  • Talks to avert Chicago teachers’ strike to resume

    CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiators for Chicago’s teachers union and school board plan to resume tense contract talks at 11 a.m. Sunday after reporting some progress on Saturday. The teachers have …


  • Tulane safety fractures spine in game in Tulsa

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Doctors say they will need to operate soon on Tulane safety Devon Walker, who is in stable condition after fracturing his spine in an apparent head-to-head …


  • Obama hits Romney with new Medicare study

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing fresh attention to Medicare in all-important Florida, seizing on an election-year issue that’s been more favorable to Democrats. Campaigning for a …


  • A look at tornadoes that have hit major cities

    Two tornadoes touched down at the edge of New York City on Saturday. No serious injuries were reported. Once exceedingly rare in New York, tornadoes have occurred with regularity in …


  • NYC cleans up from 2 twisters after Eastern storms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in New York City, darkened tens of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area and flooded New England streets turned …


  • Clinton: Deep differences with Russia on Syria

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday acknowledged deep differences with Russia over how to handle the crisis in Syria, saying she would continue …


  • 2 tornadoes strike in NYC; no injuries reported

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two tornadoes struck the outer edges of New York City on Saturday, hurling debris into the air and knocking out power but causing no serious injuries …


  • 2 tornadoes strike in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two tornadoes struck New York City on Saturday, one swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood and the second, stronger twister hit moments …


  • 2 tornados strike in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service says a second, stronger tornado touched down in Brooklyn moments after the first hit a beachside area in Queens. The second tornado …


  • Browns cancel Modell tribute after family request

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Avoiding a negative reaction and potentially ugly scene, the Cleveland Browns will honor a request by Art Modell’s family and not acknowledge the former owner’s death before …


  • Obama out to renew magic; Romney hits defense cuts

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusiasm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with …


  • Chicago teachers say latest offer disappointing

    CHICAGO (AP) — The vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Saturday the city school district’s latest offer in contract negotiations was disappointing and that the wrangling would continue …


  • Las Vegas tries to clean up X-rated litter

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some tourists try to dissuade them by directing icy glares their way. Others stare, zombie-like, into the Las Vegas Strip’s ubiquitous video screens and light displays …


  • Obama out to rekindle 2008 magic; Romney hits jobs

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusiasm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with …


  • LA’s last Skid Row dive bar faces gentrification

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Unlike that place in Boston where everybody knows your name, the people who run the King Eddy Saloon like to say that once you walk through …


  • UN: Haiti sees wee rise in cholera after TS Isaac

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti says it has seen a “slight rise” in the number of cholera cases following the recent passage of Tropical …


  • Family, truck driver die in storms in NE Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fierce thunderstorms with strong winds tore through Oklahoma, killing a truck driver and a family whose mobile home was flipped into a creek. One storm rolled …


  • Obama, Romney open the homestretch

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday pronounced Republicans “dead wrong” for calling America a country in decline, offering a rebuttal to the “naysayers” who drew attention to …


  • Millions in SF health fees don’t go to workers

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Restaurants and other businesses in this food-loving tourist mecca collected almost $14 million dollars in extra fees last year from their patrons, as they sought to …


  • Tornado strikes beachfront neighborhood in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, knocking out power …


  • Buffalo Bill performer reburied at SD reservation

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The remains of a man who died young while touring the world with Buffalo Bill were hidden for more than a century in an unmarked …


  • Possible tornado hits beachfront NYC neighborhood

    NEW YORK (AP) — A possible tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, knocking out …


  • In Florida, Obama says US not a nation in decline

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday pronounced Republicans “dead wrong” in calling America a country in decline, offering a rebuttal to the “naysayers” who drew attention to …


  • Despite pleas, missing SC boy falls by wayside

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to …


  • Litter law new attempt to target Vegas smut cards

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some tourists try to dissuade them by directing icy glares their way. Others stare, zombie-like, into the Las Vegas Strip’s ubiquitous video screens and light displays …


  • Russia rebuffs Clinton on Syria, Iran penalties

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russia on Saturday soundly rejected U.S. calls for increased pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to relinquish power. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tried …


  • Ebola virus spreads in eastern Congo

    GOMA, Congo (AP) — Officials in eastern Congo say the Ebola epidemic has spread to a second center after a woman was contaminated during the funeral of a victim of …


  • $1M bond for man accused in Ky homeowners shooting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man accused of opening fire at a homeowners association meeting, killing one and critically wounding another, was ordered held on a $1 million bond …


  • More states challenge US anti-gay marriage law

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s attorney general says the state is the latest to ask an appeals court to rule that the federal law defining marriage as between a man …


  • Obama commemorates anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by remembering how far the nation has come since that day. …

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