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  • Megastorm could wreak havoc across 800 miles of US

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Tens of millions of people in the eastern third of the U.S. in the path of the unprecedented freak storm had hours Sunday to prepare …


  • US superstorm threat launches mass evacuations

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the …


  • AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority …


  • East Coast braces for monster ‘Frankenstorm’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Hurricane Sandy becomes a hybrid weather monster some call “Frankenstorm” it will smack the East Coast harder and wider than last year’s damaging Irene, forecasters said …


  • Still on the rebound, Detroit hosts World Series

    DETROIT (AP) — An ace pitcher and some of the game’s best sluggers are the winning combination that has put the Detroit Tigers in the World Series for the second …


  • East Coast readies for ‘Frankenstorm’ monster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call “Frankenstorm” is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are …


  • Eastern utilities brace for expected super storm

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Utilities and governments along the East Coast are working to head off long-term power failures as forecasters predict a major storm to hit a region already …


  • San Diego media baron promotes conservative causes

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The new media barons of America’s eighth-largest city are upfront about wanting to use their newspaper to promote their agenda of downtown development and politically conservative …


  • Thefts of cell phones rise rapidly nationwide

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In this tech-savvy city teeming with commuters and tourists, the cell phone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns. …


  • Feds: NYC terror sting suspect picked hard target

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting a high-ranking government official and the New York Stock Exchange before authorities say he raised …


  • Decades late, FDR memorial park is opening in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been nearly 40 years since New York City started planning a memorial to President Franklin Roosevelt on an island in the East River. Welfare Island …


  • Similar names create trouble in prostitution case

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Paul Main’s quiet evening was shattered by a phone ringing off the hook and a half-dozen TV crews showing up on his porch. Everyone wanted to …


  • Release of names in prostitution case stirs debate

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Paul Main’s quiet evening was shattered by a phone ringing off the hook and a half-dozen TV crews showing up on his porch. Everyone wanted to …


  • Appeals court: Town can restrict funeral protests

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis suburb can enforce a funeral protest ordinance aimed at preventing picketing by an anti-gay Kansas church, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The …


  • Mexican mayor says boy shot by US agent 7 times

    PHOENIX (AP) — A teenage boy apparently killed this week by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was hit seven times by gunfire and died on a sidewalk just across the …


  • Industry sues over NYC crackdown on sugary drinks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses sued Friday to try to block the city’s unprecedented move to restrict sales of super-sized, sugary drinks, an effort the …


  • Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a fiscal conservative, champion of small government and critic of federal handouts. But as a congressman in Wisconsin, Ryan lobbied …


  • Down economy exacerbating US town dissolutions

    Carmen Wilkerson ran for mayor of St. George with one clear goal in mind for the tiny Missouri town: Get rid of it. Like many of St. George’s 1,200 residents, …


  • Embattled San Francisco sheriff to keep his job

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s embattled sheriff will keep his job, despite his guilty plea to a misdemeanor false imprisonment charge stemming from a New Year’s Eve dispute with …


  • Detroit police chief steps down amid sex probe

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s police chief stepped down Monday after a week of embarrassing revelations about a sexual relationship with a subordinate, forcing the city to search for a fifth …


  • Advocates: Cities passing rules targeting homeless

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Army veteran Don Matyja was getting by alright on the streets of this city tucked in Southern California suburbia until he got ticketed for smoking …


  • Katrina victims take on hurricane tour operators

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city’s Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed …


  • US begins flying home deported Mexicans

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government began flying Mexican deportees home on Tuesday in a two-month experiment aimed at relieving Mexican border cities overwhelmed by large numbers of people …


  • LA mayor declares ‘Carmageddon II’ a success

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Traffic was flowing again on the city’s busiest freeway following a weekend closure that was hailed a success by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa after it didn’t result …


  • LA mayor declares ‘Carmageddon II’ a success

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday called “Carmageddon II,” the sequel to last year’s shutdown of one of the nation’s busiest freeways, a success and thanked drivers …


  • Ex-budget chief testifies about Kilpatrick grants

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s former state budget director told jurors Thursday that she was “angry” when she learned that public grants approved in 2000 at the urging of Kwame Kilpatrick …


  • NYC to round out skyline with tallest Ferris wheel

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple is getting another “biggest”: the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, part of an ambitious plan to draw New Yorkers and tourists alike to the …


  • Corps left off the hook for Katrina flooding

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A surprise ruling by a federal appeals court that lets the Army Corps of Engineers off the hook for paying compensation for Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic flooding …


  • Local governments try to cut costs via efficiency

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — In some places, it’s as simple as pulling the plug on thousands of unused telephone lines or installing software that automatically shuts off idle school computers …


  • School strike first of many challenges for Emanuel

    CHICAGO (AP) — The grueling teachers strike is over. Now comes the hard part for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As he pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s …

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