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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Race car driver Tony Stewart today emerges from a three-week hiatus in Atlanta following his crash at a dirt track in Ontario County that killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. A decision is still pending on whether Stewart will be charged in the death, although the county's sheriff also says the probe is ongoing.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- U.S. authorities are cautioning against alarm but also say college students from western Africa arriving in the U.S. now can expect extra health screenings because of the Ebola outbreak in that region. Some schools are checking students' temperatures but also note the illness only spreads through bodily fluids.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- State environmental authorities are launching a yearlong study of air quality in a neighborhood near Buffalo's Peace Bridge. The study will monitor seasonal changes to air quality linked to the changes in traffic patterns around the bridge.

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A New Jersey man has been convicted of animal cruelty charges for killing an Ulster County family's dog with an arrow while he was deer hunting last October. The Kingston Daily Freeman reports David Moors faces up to two years when he's sentenced for killing the shepherd-terrier mix named Clara. He claimed he thought the dog was feral.

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  • NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:24:19 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.
  • Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot him

    Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot him

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:19:45 GMT
    The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her.  Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger.
    The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her.  Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger.
  • NYC Denny's features $300 breakfast

    NYC Denny's features $300 breakfast

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:47:22 GMT
    Diner chain Denny's is opening it's first New York City location, complete with a big-city "deal".   How does a $300 breakfast sound?    The Denny's is located at the corner of Nassau and Spruce in Lower Manhattan's Financial District.  Along with its normal food you can get at just about any location in the rest of the country, this location will offer a Grand Slam breakfast with a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon champagne.
    Diner chain Denny's is opening it's first New York City location, complete with a big-city "deal".   How does a $300 breakfast sound?    The Denny's is located at the corner of Nassau and Spruce in Lower Manhattan's Financial District.  Along with its normal food you can get at just about any location in the rest of the country, this location will offer a Grand Slam breakfast with a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon champagne.
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