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'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

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A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered. More>>

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Lawmakers push for anti-missile system to protect planes

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The last two weeks have seen a passenger plane shot down over Ukraine and the grounding of US flights to Israel because of threats of rocket fire. Now Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel say it's time to examine how to better protect American planes.  More>>

Driver plows through crowd at Comic Con Video included

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The world famous Comic Con wrapped up in San Diego on Sunday, but things turned terrifying Saturday night during an event known as the "Zombie Walk.” Police in San Diego say a 48-year old driver, who is hearing impaired, plowed through a group of participants at an intersection, hitting a 64-year-old woman, who fell under the vehicle and suffered a broken arm. More>>

Officials unable to get to MH-17 crash site amid fighting

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In eastern Ukraine, the area where Malaysia airlines flight MH17 was shot down is officially off limits to international police because fighting has intensified. A team of Dutch and Australian officers set to search for evidence and remaining bodies over the weekend, canceled their plans to visit the site. More>>

New York Times says US government needs to legalize marijuana

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The New York Times wants the federal government to legalize marijuana. In an editorial published over the weekend, The Times compared the marijuana ban to the prohibition of alcohol in the 20s and 30s. They cited FBI figures showing there were more than 650,000 arrests for marijuana possession in 2012 alone.  More>>

Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

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Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport. More>>

Ukrainian woman brags about looting Malaysian crash site Video included

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A young Ukrainian woman with pro-Russian beliefs has outraged millions by posting selfies with makeup she claims to have looted from the Malaysian Airlines crash site.The pictures triggered an uproar on the internet. Her Instagram account was eventually taken down.There have been reports of other looters at the site. More>>

Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

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A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. More>>

NY man charged in fatal stabbing of estranged wife

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A 46-year-old New York man has been charged with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife. More>>

NY man dies speeding on a straight road

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Police say a 24-year-old Queens man was killed in a fiery crash while speeding on a Long Island parkway. More>>

5th annual MMA World Expo at Javits Center

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Mixed Martial Arts enthusiasts gathered in the Big Apple for the 5th annual MMA World Expo. Only amateurs were allowed to compete at the event because New York continues to grapple with whether to make the sport legal in the state. More>>

New 'head stomp' police brutality video sparks outrage Video included

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For the third time in just a few weeks, a new video showing police brutality has surfaced and it's sparking outrage. The video from Brooklyn appears to show an NYPD officer step on a suspect's head. More>>

‘Swim across America’ cancer research and prevention event Video included

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The battle against cancer hit the shores of Larchmont, New York over the weekend. Hundreds took the plunge to raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment as Swim across America held its annual open water swim across Long Island Sound.  More>>

House of Representatives banned from editing Wikipedia

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Wikipedia has imposed a 10-day ban on all edits made anonymously from the House of Representatives IP address, for making what Wikipedia has characterized as “disruptive edits,” Ars Technica reports. On the user talk page for the IP address, Wikipedia moderators explained that the cause for the ban came from abusive edits made to the Mediaite page after that website published an article on the @congressedits Twitter account that has been publicizing edits made from congressional IPs.  More>>

Hamas rejects ceasefire as rockets rain down on Israeli cities

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Thousands of people gathered in Tel-Aviv for a peace rally over the weekend, only to be dispersed when missiles from Hamas rained down. Hamas resumed rocket fire on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire.


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NY man arrested on DWI charge after friend killed Video included

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Police say a Long Island man struck and killed a friend after she got out of his car and started walking because she believed he was drunk. More>>

Autopsy shows burglary suspect shot by 80-year-old homeowner wasn't pregnant despite plea

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An autopsy Friday found that a burglary suspect who was killed by an 80-year-old California homeowner was not pregnant, despite claiming to be before the fatal shots were fired.Long Beach resident Tom Greer said that the burglar had said she was pregnant and asked him not to fire, but he shot her twice in the back anyway.  More>>

Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014 Video included

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This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
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Idea from Virgin's Richard Branson

Could airlines create a class just for children? Video included

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Imagine a segregated airline flight: one section for children and one section for adults only. This is the vision of entrepreneur Richard Branson, the president of Virgin Atlantic.
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G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks Video included

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Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
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The Big Idea

Making New York City more energy efficient Video included

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More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
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Another company to give family free cruise

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A Long Island family is upset that a cruise line won't accommodate them after their 5-year-old son had to have emergency surgery for cancer. Nicolas Colucci and the rest of his family was supposed to go on a cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway. They did not buy travel insurance, so Norwegian says they cannot rebook the cruise so close to departure. The CEO of a rival cruise line saw their story and reached out to the Colucci family to offer them a free cruise. More>>

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Pete Seeger's environmental legacy lives on Video included

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American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger's passion for music and the environment embodied who he was every single day of his life. In 1966, Seeger co-founded the organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Ever since, Seeger's 106-foot-long sloop, Clearwater, has been sailing up and down the Hudson River to educate and inspire children to protect the environment. More>>

Eric Garner's family seeks federal probe of police custody death Video included

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Family members of a man who died in police custody, the Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with federal prosecutors Friday to press for an investigation into the death. An amateur video shows a plainclothes police officer placing Garner in what appears be a chokehold last week while arresting him on Staten Island. The 43-year-old Garner can be heard gasping, "I can't breathe!" Chokeholds are banned under New York Police Department policy. More>>

Prison officers block news crew from tourist site

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An upstate New York TV crew was threatened with arrest by corrections officers as they filmed at a public historic site on the grounds of an empty, soon-to-be-closed state prison. More>>

Camping without leaving NYC (or even Manhattan) Video included

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If you thought camping meant leaving New York City, fuggedaboutit. Inwood Hill Park in Upper Manhattan and several other parks in the five boroughs are waiting for you and your family. New York City's family camping program, run by the Parks Department, is in full swing. No cars needed; your MetroCard will get you there.
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Maryland casino to interview workers from closing Atlantic City casinos

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A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs next week at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Hanover, Maryland casino held a similar recruitment effort in January when The Atlantic Club shut down.
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Ambassador Samantha Power

Obama's United Nations envoy takes lead role in plane response

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One day after a passenger jet was shot down, Samantha Power took her seat at the United Nations Security Council and angrily began building the Obama administration's case against separatists in eastern Ukraine and their Russian benefactors. Her remarks were both emotional and blistering, a combination that has become a trademark during her year as the American ambassador to the U.N. More>>

Lyft to start New York City service after deal with officials Video included

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The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues. New York's attorney general and Department of Financial Services say the company agreed to operate "in full compliance" with existing laws and regulations, and that it will start its city service Friday night with commercial drivers only.

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Jersey City swears in new firefighters

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Jersey City has 26 new firefighters, including the city's first black woman to wear the uniform. Mayor Steven Fulop swore in the newest members of the department during a ceremony at City Hall on Friday. The city said the hiring was made possible by funds from a $6.9 million federal grant that was announced in January. More>>

New York suggests summer shutdown for Indian Point

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A state agency is suggesting summer shutdowns at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in the New York suburbs. The idea is to protect migrating and spawning fish who might otherwise get sucked into the plant. Indian Point takes 2.5 billion gallons a day from the Hudson River to make steam and cool its two reactors. More>>

Ron Howard sells Connecticut-New York estate for $27.5 million

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Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for $27.5 million. Howard and his wife, Cheryl, bought the Conyers Farm estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Armonk, New York, in 1991 and spent years constructing the house and outbuildings.


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Rare surgery saves a California newborn's life

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It’s a miracle. Elizabeth Rodriguez-Garcia was six months pregnant in July 2013 when a routine ultrasound turned dark. The fetus had a large cyst on the lung. “It was compressing the normal lung,” said Dr. Karl Sylvester. Doctors say they weren’t sure if the fetus would survive, leaving the parents emotional. “At that very moment when they us that we just broke down in tears,” said Salvador Alvarez.  More>>

Texas family escaping burning home become trapped in backyard

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A Texas family escaping their burning home was trapped in the backyard. The family was asleep. “My friend came over and knocked on the window and we came out of the house,” said Andre Mudd.
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Florida woman uses app to locate phone thief

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Someone stole your phone and you’re trying to find it? There’s an app for that. A Florida woman’s phone was stolen when she left her car windows open on a visit to the doctor’s office. Cathy Carter came out of the doctor’s office and found her phone gone. Carter went home to locate her phone using Lookout, a mobile security app. She clicked find my phone and the app made an astonishing discovery.“They sent me an e-mail of her picture and an approximate vicinity she was in." More>>

Samsung cell phone fire Video included

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A 13-year-old North Texas girl was awoken in the night by a smoldering cell phone on the other side of her pillow, but the cell phone manufacturer says she did something they warn users about.
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Mom brings kids on a burglary

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Police say Tanya Fawcett, 35, broke into a home on Monday night. But Fawcett brought her three children along for the ride.

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Pope Francis to visit United States

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Pope Francis is reportedly set to visit the United States in 2015 but it is unclear if he will make a stop in New York City.   Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to visit the U.S.
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Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

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Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said.  Eyewitnesses said the object was a drone.

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Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

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An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said. More>>

Outdoor basketball courts losing popularity Video included

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Believe it or not this, some say New York's outdoor basketball courts are a dying entity. Even Rucker Park in Harlem -- where Dr. J and countless others honed their skills -- used to be standing room only all times of the day. Now there's plenty of room to stand on most days.Basketball programs like one at Chelsea Piers are gaining popularity. That means the place to hoop it up for many appears to be indoors. More>>

Hot air balloon festival in New Jersey Video included

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The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America is taking place in New Jersey.  The 32nd annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival takes place from Friday, July 25th to Sunday, July 27th in Readington. The festival features more than 100 hot air balloons from around the world.

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Manhattan nursery school uses sanitizing machine to keep air clean Video included

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All of us feel the same way about "cooties": Eww. At the Goddard School on the Upper West Side, a high-tech machine is keeping "cooties" out of the classroom. "This is the latest and then most effective sanitization method available today," says Bill Swan, the owner of the Goddard School. He purchased the ZONO Sanitech for his school about six months ago. The machine is the size of a double refrigerator and uses oxygen to kill viruses and bacteria. More>>

Dog found inside abandoned LI house

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Officials say a dog found in an abandoned Long Island house was so matted and the nails so overgrown that the pooch could barely walk. More>>

Mystery dolls creep out neighborhood

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They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say the person who left porcelain dolls on doorsteps didn't mean any harm.  The Orange County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that someone had left the dolls wearing nightgowns and lace dresses at as many as eight homes in a San Clemente neighborhood this week. More>>

Rotting food creates gas leak scare

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Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food.  Police said that the fire service evacuated an apartment block after being alerted to the smell of gas by a resident.  They then searched for the source and traced it to a fridge.
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Bronx supermarket fire

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Authorities say a child and two firefighters have been injured in an overnight fire that spread through a Bronx supermarket. More>>

Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will try to 'upsell' you in the afternoon

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If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.
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iPad sales decline

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Four years ago, tablet owners starting raving about the market's newest piece of mobile technology. Last quarter, Apple iPad sales fell by 9 percent. Still, forecasting the death of the tablet seems premature and incorrect. More likely, all our devices are cross-breeding and evolving until all our calling, emailing, texting, messaging, Internetting, TV watching, all our communication happens on one mobile gadget. More>>

Tornado kills N.J. couple in Va. campground

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A New Jersey couple was killed after a tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground, according to Virginia State Police. Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega, of Jersey City, were killed Thursday morning as a fierce storm ripped through the campground, police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. More>>

Dad’s invention fills and ties water balloons in seconds

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One creative dad has come up with a quick and easy solution for a summer staple – the water balloon fight. More>>

Dwayne Johnson hosts 'Hercules' screening for NYC children Video included

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When he's not slaying three-headed beasts with his olive-wood club, Hercules carves out time for the little people. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson treated fans from the Harlem Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC to an advance screening of his new film. I caught up with the larger-than-life action hero after the big surprise. More>>

Suffolk County jail warden is highest-paid muni worker in NY

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The Empire Center for Public Policy reports 1,803 local government employees outside of New York City have been paid more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $179,000 salary in the past year. The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the 50 highest-paid municipal employees working for police departments or sheriff's offices and each taking home more than $250,000. More>>

Americans shop local and organic for health and ethics Video included

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Five years ago, Sonia Zutic made a life-changing decision: she decided to eat with a conscience. Sonia is among a growing number of adults who swear by food that's strictly organic and free of additives and preservatives. Many have decided that ethical eating is no longer a trendy fad, but is a blueprint to life. More>>

Mom: 4-year-old banned from doughnut shop

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4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop. More>>

Ex-Sen. Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva University

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Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The private university in New York City named him the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service. He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three public lectures on topics ranging from Judaism and public service to the Middle East. More>>

232 teeth removed from teen's mouth

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When Ashik Gavai began struggling to bite and chew due to severe swelling on the right side of his face, he took himself to see a doctor.  After a number of tests on the 17-year-old, doctors discovered an unusual growth on one of his bottom molars and booked him in for surgery. More>>

Suspect arrested in dismembered Brooklyn woman murder case Video included

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Police say they arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the murder of a Brooklyn woman whose body parts were discovered in Bay Shore. Suffolk County homicide squad and the US Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Leah Cuevas, 42, on Wednesday night. Cuevas lived on 346 Sumpter Ave. in Brooklyn, the same address as the victim, Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, 27. Cuevas was charged with second-degree murder and held overnight at Suffolk's Fourth Precinct. More>>

State ends hunt for snake in Lake Hopatcong

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A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of it in Lake Hopatcong and traps baited with chicken were left untouched. Three unconfirmed sightings this month of a snake, perhaps an anaconda as long as 16 feet, raised concerns among visitors and swimmers.
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Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May. More>>

Police officer rescues toddler from Erie Canal

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A police officer is being credited with rescuing a 3-year-old boy from the Erie Canal in central New York. Police in the Seneca County village of Waterloo tell local media that they were called to a home Wednesday afternoon by a neighbor who noticed the 3-year-old and his 4-year-old brother unattended in her backyard. When officers arrived, the boys' father had caught up with his 4-year-old son but the younger boy was nowhere to be seen.
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Lawyers working to resolve LaBeouf's theater arrest

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Lawyers say they are trying to resolve Shia LaBeouf's disorderly conduct case stemming from an incident at a Broadway show last month. Prosecutors and LaBeouf's lawyer told a judge Thursday that they're exploring an agreement to resolve the case. LaBeouf was arrested after he allegedly disrupted a performance of "Cabaret" starring Alan Cumming. He is due back in court Sept. 10.
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Ailing firefighter gets 340 T-shirts from comrades

A Buffalo-area volunteer firefighter battling leukemia won't have to buy T-shirts any time soon. More>>

Plane heading to Algeria crashes in Mali

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A plane carrying 116 people initially reported as having vanished from radar over northern Mali on Thursday has crashed, reports FOX News. Two French fighter jets have located the wreckage in Mali. The Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. More>>

Cooler inventor raises $7 million in two weeks

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What is being described as the coolest cooler of the 21st century is getting a lot of backers via Kickstarter.  Ryan Grepper, an inventor from Portland, Oregon, says he was tired of regular coolers.

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FAA ends ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv Video included

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The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. carriers from flying to Tel Aviv. The announcement was made late Wednesday night.The FAA had extended the ban on Thursday afternoon after its first ban went into effect 24 hours earlier.  The decision was made after a rocket launched into Israel from Gaza landed near the Ben Gurion Airport. United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat. More>>

Naked thieves steal burgers

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A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."  Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after police released surveillance photos showing the college-aged men - two naked and one clad in underwear - stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc's Beach House. More>>

New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. More>>

Bratton: 'not happy'

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The NYPD says they have identified the suspects for the major security breach that had white flags replace the American flags at the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most highly secured landmarks in New York City, according to the New York Post. Police say they only know the suspects by nicknames, not their legitimate names. They are working on getting their names in order to bring the suspects in for questioning. The Post says nearly three dozen detectives were on the case.  More>>

Fire destroys stores on Long Island

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A fire started in a shoe repair store on Long Island and destroyed neighboring stores on Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to Willis Avenue and Goodrich Street in Williston Park around 2:30 a.m. They believe the fire started in a shoe repair store and spread to the surrounding stores. Stores included a dry cleaner and a bar. 13 fire departments responded to the blaze. The fire is not under control yet. No injuries were reported.  More>>

Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

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An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley. More>>

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The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
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Survey: teenagers' PED use is up Video included

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Type "human growth hormone" into Google and you'll find pills, powders, and injections. Easy access is one reason more teenagers are experimenting with the performance-enhancing drug. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids surveyed close to 4,000 students from 9th to 12th grade and their answers are alarming. The study claims the number of teenagers using HGH, or human growth hormone, has doubled in the last year, creating a lot of concern in the medical community. More>>

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Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the thieves would then resell the tickets and split up the proceeds. More>>

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel via a commercial El Al flight despite an FAA ban on U.S.-based airlines flying to Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Bloomberg on the tarmac outside the El Al jet Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport. More>>

Two babies get herpes during ritual circumcision

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The New York City Department of Health has issued an alert after two babies were diagnosed with neonatal herpes this month after undergoing a ritual Jewish circumcision called metzitzah b'peh.  In this type of circumcision the mohel sucks blood directly from the infant's cut penis.  The infants need to be hospitalized and treated with intravenous acyclovir. More>>

Man says he was ordered off plane because of tweet

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The lesson might be:  watch what you tweet while boarding a plane.  A Minnesota man who had boarded a Southwest Airlines flight claims he was asked to get off the plane because of a tweet.
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Port Authority to plan for new bus terminal

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is discussing a new main bus terminal. The 64-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan has come under criticism from New Jersey lawmakers who say their constituents have to deal with long delays, substandard conditions and a lack of communication.
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Miracle cat survives wildfire

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A wildfire left a cat burned and abandoned. Heidi Brown was looking through the debris and noticed something moving. “Out of the corner of my eye I saw some movement and we realized it was a cat,” said Brown. More>>

Shark bites 8-year-old boy

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He was just playing in the surf in Indiana, said Aadyn Crick, 8, when he felt a pressure on his right knee. “My eyes opened, and then a second later, I started screaming because it hurt so much,” said Crick. Emergency personnel said a shark bit his leg, slicing it wide open with a six to seven inch long laceration.
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Man arrested for leaving mother in hot car

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A man is accused of leaving his 98-year-old wheelchair-bounded mother in a hot car outside of a Maryland casino for hours while he gambled.
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Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

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A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask. More>>

NBA's Felton pleads guilty in gun case

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Former NY Knicks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Manhattan gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Last winter, after Felton's law student wife filed for divorce, her attorney brought a loaded semi-automatic handgun to a police precinct and said it was Felton's and she wanted it out of the house, authorities said. Felton's attorney said he never threatened anyone with the gun.
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Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

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North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several... More>>

Malaysia jetliner bodies arrive in Netherlands

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Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived in the Netherlands.
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Blaze engulfs commercial building in NJ

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A two-alarm fire broke out in a commercial building in New Jersey on Tuesday. The fire erupted on Bergen Boulevard and 12th Street in Palisades Park. SkyFoxHD was over the scene as heavy smoke poured out from the building. It is not clear what sparked the fire. No injuries were reported.

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Mexico's Carlos Slim advocates for three-day work weeks to make people happy

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The businessman who is known for dominating Mexico’s telecommunications industry and regaining his spot as the world’s richest man (or at least tying with Bill Gates) is not the first person one would think as an advocate for a shorter work week.  But that’s exactly what Carlos Slim told a group of businesspeople in Paraguay. More>>

Boy dies 3 times following car accident

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Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
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Is NYC the most unhappy city in America? Video included

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When researchers in Canada and Harvard University examined the results of a survey that asked “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” they found that New York City is the unhappiest city in the country. The data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pittsburgh, Louisville, Milwaukee and Detroit round out the list. More>>

Plane crashes in Taiwan

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A Taiwanese news agency is reporting that a plane has crashed during an emergency landing in Taiwan, killing 51 people, injuring 7, reports the Associated Press. The TransAsia Airlines plane reportedly went down off the western coast in the Penghu Islands near an airport. It is not clear if weather played a factor in the crash. A typhoon made landfall early Wednesday in the eastern part of the country bringing with it heavy rains and winds with gusts over 85 miles per hour. More>>

Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

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Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.Schroeder served in the House from 1973 to 1997 as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado. More>>

Queen's racehorse fails drug test

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One is not racing clean.  A champion racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for morphine, a banned substance on race days in the United Kingdom.  The British Horseracing Authority announced last week that tests on five horses under the care of various trainers showed the presence of morphine in their 'A' samples.
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Shelter dog goes through unbelievable transformation

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The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago has been busy with their fair share of animal abuse cases. Recently, workers say they retrieved a terribly matted and urine soaked dog from an open access shelter. According to the workers, the dog’s fur was so terribly groomed; they were unsure which side was the face at first.
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Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

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Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law. The weak link in the system seemed to be call centers that handled applications for thousands of consumers unable to get through online. More>>

Suspect arrested in 1990s cold-case murders on Long Island Video included

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Authorities on Long Island have arrested a suspect in two cold case murders dating to the 1990s. John Bittrolff, a married father of two, is the lead suspect in the deaths of two prostitutes whose bodies were found within months of each other in late 1993 and early 1994, authorities said. Police arrested the 48-year-old, who was arraigned at the district court in Central Islip. More>>

'Broken Windows' tactic questioned as chokehold victim laid to rest

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The recent death of a man from Staten Island while he was being arrested by NYPD officers is calling into question a police crackdown on petty offenses to discourage more serious crime. Critics say policing based on the so-called "broken windows" theory can needlessly put people at risk and fuel tensions in the city's minority communities.

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3 NYC boys get recording contract approval

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Three middle school students got permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony. The court's approval allows the heavy metal band, Unlocking the Truth, to record their first single Wednesday for The Cherry Group, a division of Sony. The Brooklyn boys had to get court approval because they are minors.

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Girl drowns off Coney Island

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A girl from Staten Island apparently drowned off Coney Island Beach Tuesday evening, police said. Good Samaritans pulled Takara McDuffy, 10, and a 9-year-old girl from the water near Stillwell Avenue at about 7 p.m., the NYPD said. Medics took McDuffy to Coney Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.
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'Mortified': stage performers over share Video included

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Some might call Jenn Wehrung a performance artist. Others, more simply, a masochist. This Brooklynite shares her deepest innermost thoughts from 6th grade in a show perhaps best summed up by its name: "Mortified."Wehrung is 37, single, and claims to have $37 in her bank account.Financially poor maybe, the ensemble real-life characters of "Mortified" are all filthy rich in memories.
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New York adults gather for skipping club Video included

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Meet one fitness class that's spreading positivity and shedding pounds by skipping in a skipping club. Michelle Joni is the group's founder. She came up with the idea when she was heading to get a manicure and it was so cold she started skipping to stay warm. More>>

Toddler found 'unresponsive' in swimming pool on Long Island

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A toddler was listed in serious condition after being found in a pool, Suffolk County Police said Tuesday.Cops and medics responded to a home in Sayville at shortly after 10:30 a.m., when the 18-month-old girl was found in the in-ground pool, police said. Officers and medics performed CPR on the girl, police said. More>>

Federal authorities to monitor Newark police

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Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that set the stage for federal monitoring of the police department that serves New Jersey's largest city. The report is the culmination of a three-year investigation begun months after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says insufficient sleep is a public epidemic. Roughly 20 percent of Americans may suffer from excessive sleepiness. Dr. David Rapapport, the director of NYU's Sleep Medicine Program, says sleep deprivation carries a steep price when it comes to our brain function, our waist lines and so much more. More>>

Manhattan West Project

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The Manhattan West Project is a $4.5 billion development that will change the skyline on the West Side. The five-acre site that will consist of office towers, a residential building, retail, a 5-star hotel, health and fitness facilities, rooftop gardens, restaurants, cafes, and a park is being built on top of active rail yards. Fox 5 got a look at the progress of the project. More>>

Anaconda sightings in Lake Hopatcong reported Video included

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Boaters in Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey are keeping an eye out for an unwanted visitor lurking underwater: a 14- or 15-foot-ong snake, possibly a green anaconda. Several people have seen the reptile, which has probably holed up in a drain pipe. Reptile specialists are also searching the lake for signs of the snake. So far no more sightings have been reported. More>>

Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

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A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store. Authorities say 71-year-old Robert Durst was arrested Sunday after arguing with store employees. They say he was charged with criminal mischief after urinating on at least $100 worth of candy. More>>

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The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation. More>>

Long Island doctor gets 10 years in painkillers probe

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A New York physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegally distributing painkillers. Dr. Leonard Stambler of Baldwin Harbor was convicted in October 2013 of conspiracy and distribution of oxycodone. Authorities have been cracking down on the powerful painkiller following a fatal shooting during a Long Island pharmacy robbery.
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Affordable Care Act

Federal courts issue contradictory rulings on Obamacare subsidies

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President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums, saying financial aid can be paid only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.
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Jets eliminating paper season tickets

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The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders, while offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly. More>>

2 upper level GWB east lanes closed for repairs

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Workers have closed two upper level eastbound lanes on the George Washington Bridge for emergency repairs. The closures affect New York City bound motorists. Officials expect the lanes will remain closed until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Motorists heading into New York City should use the lower level or consider alternate Hudson River crossings.
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Rocket from Gaza strikes near Israel airport

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A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week's attack on a Malaysian jet over Ukraine. It was the latest blow to Israel on a day when it announced that an Israeli soldier went missing following a deadly battle in the Palestinian territory. More>>

Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

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A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road. More>>

Polluted Gowanus Canal doesn't scare away neighborhood development Video included

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Every day, those who live and work in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn drive and bike and walk across their canal, growing a little more accustomed to but no less disgusted by its scent and appearance. Once the busiest canal in the United States, the Gowanus now bears the distinction as perhaps the most polluted body of water in the nation. No one knows exactly how polluted because few have summoned enough courage to dive into its murky depths to investigate.
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Fast and slow lanes on sidewalk tested

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Pedestrians walking along sidewalk in the nation's capital found themselves with a choice.  "No cellphones," said lettering on one side of the sidewalk.  "Cellphones," the other lane said.   "Walk at your own risk."  The walkway warnings, which ran about a block on Washington's 18th Street, weren't the work of city officials. Instead, they were put there by the brains behind a National Geographic.
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Wawona Packing Company

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Fruit packaged by the Wawona Packing Company out of Cutler, California and sold at stores across the country is being voluntarily recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is a possibility the recalled products may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been linked to the recall. Certain lots of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club and Fresh Direct could be contaminated with the dangerous food-borne pathogen. More>>

Parts of Central Park vandalized

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The NYPD says several structures in Central Park were damaged by vandals over the weekend. A gazebo at Wagner Cove near park lake was pushed off its foundation. A handrail at the Bow Bridge boating landing was broken and a bench was thrown in the water nearby. Vandals also threw a rock through the window of a kiosk near West 72nd St. Among other damage, irrigation hoses were torn up at Strawberry Fields and trash cans were toppled near Central Park West.
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Toddler safe after stroller falls onto tracks

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Authorities say a 2-year-old girl is safe after the stroller she was in rolled off a Queens subway platform onto the tracks. Fire Department officials say it happened at the Jamaica Center-Parsons Boulevard stop in Jamaica at 11:26 a.m. Monday. Witnesses say the mother had turned away briefly to put something in the trash when the strolled fell onto the empty tracks. More>>

Poll: It doesn't take money to be stylish

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A new Marist College poll finds most Americans say it doesn't take a lot of money to be stylish. The nationwide poll by the Hudson Valley college found 86 percent of respondents said it was possible to be stylish on a limited budget. The other 14 percent agreed with the statement that it's only possible to have good style with a lot of money. The poll also found that 68 percent of Americans think we focus too much on fashion.

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NY ranks among top 5 states for kids' health

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New York ranks among the top five states for children's health, according to the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report released Tuesday looks at data from 1990 that show the major trends in child well-being, and recent trends that compare data from 2005 to 2012. New York showed improvement in all eight categories of health and education for children.
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reBar wedding venue owner gets 10-year sentence

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The owner of a popular Brooklyn restaurant that closed abruptly and left dozen of couples without a wedding venue has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Jason Stevens pleaded guilty last month to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud charges. He closed his restaurant, reBar, without warning in May. More>>

Repaving of Palisades Parkway begins Video included

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Crews have begun repaving along the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The last time such work was done on the road, which links New York state to the George Washington Bridge, was the mid-1990s. More>>

A look inside the exclusive Beautique Video included

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Beautique is Midtown Manhattan's new celebrity hangout with a touristy address and locals-only feel.The upscale restaurant gives way to a luxe lounge. Everyone here looks like a million bucks and has a bank account to match. It's no wonder celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio feel right at home. More>>

The present and the future of news and journalism Video included

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News isn't breaking -- it's already broken apart into something completely different than it once was. And all you need are these two reliable sources to verify that fact: the millennial generation and one a few before it.It's unclear what's scarier: how much news has changed or that someone knows Joel Waldman and not Murrow, Cronkite or Brokaw. Either way, with the emergence of everything from Twitter and Facebook and alternative news websites from Mashable to Gawker.
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NYPD arrest suspect in police assault

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A suspect has been arrested on a charge of assaulting a police officer in Upper Manhattan. Police say the assault happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at The Clinton Houses at East 104th Street. They say the officer and her partner were patrolling the area when they came upon four people smoking marijuana.
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Pro-Russian rebels release MH17 black boxes Video included

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Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Early Tuesday, the rebels handed over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators in Donetsk.

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Seaside Heights carousel up for auction

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The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics. The company that owns the carousel is selling it to make room for new attractions. An auction is planned for fall, with the hope that a buyer will take the entire ride and prevent it from being broken up and sold off piecemeal.
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Central Park bike rental war Video included

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A bicycle rental war is being waged in Central Park by Columbus Circle. Bike and Roll is a Parks Department-sanctioned bike rental with rental booths in the park complete with helmets and bouncer-size security guards. Bike and Roll's president says his employees are being threatened and harassed by non-licensed illegal vendors in the park while they hawk to tourists. The individual vendors, who appeared to be trying to rent out bicycles using pedicab licenses, were not friendly to us, either. More>>

Protesters want NYPD Commissioner Bratton fired Video included

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A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton. The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall. Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody. More>>

Beach fashion

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You have lots of ways to look stylish on the beach, from a bikini to a tankini to a one piece. But the newest trend is long-sleeved swimsuits -- modesty takes precedence over a golden glow. The new beachwear is turning up on sites like ASOS and on luxury sites like Neiman Marcus. There are one piece versions and crop top versions.One of the pioneers of the trend is Dallas-based clothing company Cover. More>>

Train with MH17 plane crash bodies leaves rebel town Video included

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A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families. In an emotional inspection hours earlier, Dutch experts had called for a full forensic sweep of the Flight 17 crash site and told the armed separatists controlling the area that the train must be allowed to leave as soon as possible. More>>

Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts

Army veteran receives Medal of Honor for bloody Afghanistan battle

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President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. More>>

Wawa to close first store opened 50 years ago

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Wawa plans to close the first convenience store opened by the chain in the Philadelphia suburbs a half-century ago.  Susan Bratton, Wawa's regional real estate manager, says the old store is just too small.
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Former cop seeks kidney donor

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A family from Greensboro, Ga is reaching out to the community to help find a kidney donor. Former police officer Raleigh Callaway, 49, needs a kidney as he battles diabetes, hypertension and chronic disease. More>>

De Blasio family take in sights in Italy Video included

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The de Blasio family was off to Capri after on Tuesday, after a day spent in Rome during the start of their 10-day family vacation to Italy. The de Blasios visited the Vatican Tuesday morning. His son, Dante, was absent from the day's activities because he's "sleeping." The teen has been drawing lots of attention.

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Conn. woman arrested on I-684 on drug charges

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New York State police say a passenger in a car pulled over for speeding was found to be carrying 85 pills of the painkiller Oxycodone. After stopping the car on Interstate 684, police say a search revealed the passenger, Johannie Cruz of Waterbury, Connecticut, had marijuana and painkillers on her. More>>

Cleaning crew mistakes body for mannequin

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Two men cleaning out a vacant house mistook a dead body for a mannequin before they threw it out, investigators say. More>>

Original state troopers' graves get new markers

A gravestone has been dedicated at the previously unmarked burial plot of one of New York's original state troopers. Retired state police Sgt. Kevin Kailbourne of Wellsville has been leading an effort to mark the graves of every state trooper, including the originals. They were known as "campmen" because they were trained at a National Guard camp outside Syracuse after the law enforcement agency was created in 1917. More>>

Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect convicted

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A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors say he agreed with a friend who removed Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room several days after the 2013 bombing. The backpack contained altered fireworks. More>>

Doctor's license revoked over prescriptions

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A central New Jersey physician who officials say engaged in a "grossly negligent pattern" of prescribing painkillers has had his medical license revoked. State officials announced the action Monday. Ali Mansour, whose practice was based in Somerset, is accused of prescribing excessive amounts of potentially addictive drugs, putting his patients at risk. They say he also continued to prescribe increasing dosages to patients, despite clear evidence that they were abusing drugs. More>>

Multi-billion dollar verdict in tobacco lawsuit

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A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict.  More>>

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says pet owners could save millions of dollars on prescriptions for their animals if they could buy the drugs at ordinary pharmacies. The Democrat says Sunday that he's working with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on legislation that would require veterinarians to write prescriptions to allow owners to buy the medication at a pharmacy or online. More>>

Mystery 66-yard crater appears in Siberia

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Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. More>>

McDonald's, KFC in China face new food scandal

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McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.  The companies said they immediately stopped using meat from the supplier, Husi Food Co., Ltd.   The Shanghai office of China's food and drug agency said it was investigating and told customers to suspend use of the supplier's products. More>>

Armed bandits demand water in dry northern India

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Armed bandits are threatening villagers with death unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day in northern India, where water is scarce thanks to an ongoing drought and a poor supply.  So far, 28 villages have been obeying the order, taking turns to deliver what the bandits are calling a daily "water tax," police said. More>>

4 arrested after New York churches are burglarized

State police say they've arrested four people in connection with a rash of burglaries at churches in two rural western New York counties.
Troopers and the sheriff's offices in neighboring Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties received reports of at least eight burglaries starting late last week. Police say the items stolen included cash, two safes and musical equipment. Most of the stolen items have been recovered.
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Lawmaker who faced DUI wants police car cameras

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For one New Jersey lawmaker, a bill requiring mounted video cameras in new police cars is personal. More>>

U.S. makes push for cease-fire between Israel, Hamas Video included

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East after the civilian death toll in the conflict sharply escalated over the weekend. Kerry left Washington early Monday for Cairo, where he will join diplomatic efforts to resume a truce that had been agreed to in November 2012. More>>

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Five people were hurt after a hot air balloon crashed in a neighborhood in Massachusetts over the weekend. A witness took a cell phone video of the crash.Other witnesses say the balloon was attempting a landing in a residential area in Clinton when it hit power lines, causing an explosion. The five people on board survived, but suffered some bad burns. More>>

'One Giant Leap' Apollo 11's historic trip to the moon marks its 45th anniversary Video included

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The year was 1969. The turbulent time in America saw troops fighting in Vietnam, and a nation dealing with the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, killed in 1963, and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., both murdered in 1968. Then came that one small step. Forty-five years ago, 500 million people around the world witnessed American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins as they embarked on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. More>>

13 Israeli soldiers killed as Gaza ground offensive intensifies Video included

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Israeli military casualties spiked in the fighting, with 13 killed Sunday, raising the total number of dead soldiers to 18. Two civilians have also died in mortar and rocket attacks. Dozens of soldiers have been wounded since the start of the ground operation, according to Israeli hospitals.
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Family grieves over lone American killed on downed Malaysian jetliner Video included

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Ronald Schansman talks about the tragedy that took the life of his grandson, Quinn Lucas Schansman. The 19 year-old was the only American aboard doomed Malaysia Airlines flight 17. The plane was flying high over eastern Ukraine, a volatile region where Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government have been at war, when it was shot down with a surface-to-air missile on Thursday killing all 298 people on board. More>>

Astronauts set for undersea mission

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Four astronauts are set to go on a special mission in the opposite direction of outer space. They will be living 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in an underwater laboratory. The project, called NEEMO 18, will "test technologies and training techniques for use aboard the International Space Station and long-duration exploration missions," according to NASA. The project starts Monday, July 21, and lasts nine days. More>>

Mayor de Blasio delays start of Italy vacation

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has postponed his much-discussed family vacation to Italy by a day. Mayoral press secretary Phil Walzak said de Blasio moved the nine-day trip's departure date from Friday to Saturday "to attend to city business." The mayor's announcement came shortly after he addressed the Thursday death of a Staten Island man in police custody. More>>

Sex assault suspect beaten by young victim's father

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A Florida man who told police he walked in on a man sexually abusing his child administered some swift justice on the attacker.  Police found Raymond Frolander laying motionless on the floor with several knots on his face and bleeding from the mouth.
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First cases of chikungunya mosquito virus reported in US Video included

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Health officials are reporting that for the first time, U.S. mosquitoes are spreading a virus that has been tearing through the Caribbean.  Two people in Florida have domestically acquired chikungunya infections, officials said.
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2 armed men rob passengers on Chicago train

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Chicago police are looking for two men who they say robbed multiple passengers at gunpoint on a Chicago Transit Authority train. More>>

Dog saves deaf boy's life in fire

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Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone and sleeping without his hearing aids when the fire began Wednesday. More>>

Mosquito trap causes bomb scare at power plant

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A suspicious device at a southwest Wyoming power plant turned out not to be a bomb, but it might have hurt a mosquito or two.  Security guards spotted the object at the Jim Bridger Power Plant with wires connected to a small battery.  A bomb squad was called out to the coal-fired power plant. More>>

Victims of downed MH 17 from all walks of life

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 The nearly 300 people who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 included international passengers from all walks of life -- among them, a prominent AIDS researcher, a florist and a nun.Several passengers were traveling to Melbourne, Australia, for the 20th International AIDS conference, which starts Sunday.  More>>

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A barista at a Starbucks in Michigan has been told by her employer to remove the heart-shaped tattoo on her hand or resign. Kayla, 27, who only gave her first name, told a media outlet in Michigan that she's had the tattoo for five years and even had it when she was hired. The coffee company says she has 30 days to remove the ink or leave, for good. The tattoo, located above her thumb, is no bigger than a penny. More>>

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A record number of Americans are now living with two or more generations of their family in the same house. A study by the pew research center says 57,000,000 Americans live in multi-generational homes. That's 18 percent of the population. More>>

Shooting victim, NBA athlete wants kids to have a fighting chance Video included

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Twenty year-old Brandon Ragnot is in college and has been an honors student since elementary school. But he has scars that are a daily reminder of a violent shooting that almost cost him his life. However, he is determined not to let this trauma slow him or anyone else down.  Meanwhile, Brooklyn born NBA star Sebastian Telfair, an NBA point guard from public housing in Coney Island, donates his time so kids from his neighborhood can get scholarships. He's hands on and loves it. More>>

NYPD: Brooklyn is dumping ground for Citi Bikes

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Brooklyn has become a dumping ground for many of the city's missing or stolen Citi-bikes. Cops have discovered more than 67 of the bright blue cruisers abandoned on the boroughs streets and sidewalks. More>>

Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs

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In a letter to employees early Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the tech giant will slash its workforce by as many as 18,000 jobs over the course of the next year, with the first round of 13,000 cuts coming within the next six months. More>>

Three young cancer patients in viral photo project in remission

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Earlier this year we showed you a photo of three little girls that inspired people across the country. More>>

Measles alert issued after softball tournament

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Texas health officials say more than 30 people who traveled to a softball tournament in Kansas over the Fourth of July weekend may have been exposed to the measles virus. More>>

Teen claims Instagram removed photo due to her size

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An Ohio teenager whose Instagram photo was removed following user complaints wants to change the way social media considers body image.  Samm Newman, a 19-year-old student, said her Instagram account was removed after she posted an image of herself wearing a white bra and boy shorts — far more clothing than some celebrities and other, thinner users get away with, she said. More>>

Police: Arrested man ordered 5 pizzas to station

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Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting — five pizzas showed up at the station.Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cellphone Tuesday afternoon while being booked. More>>

SC man charged with hugging child to death

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A 26-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. More>>

Former Coast Guard chief to be Arctic diplomat

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A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy region that is becoming a global focus for economic opportunities and security concerns. In a statement, Secretary of State John Kerry said retired Adm. Robert J. Papp has broad foreign policy experience and a "passion" for the Arctic that makes him the ideal diplomat to advance U.S. inte... More>>

UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

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Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world's tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an ambitions trip to Mars. The energy-rich country on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula announced plans Wednesday to send the first unmanned Arab spaceship to Mars in 2021.The ruler of the UAE's emirate of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said the mission wil... More>>

Meet the Gerber Baby, 87 years later

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The most famous face in baby food, the Gerber Baby, is now 87 years old -- and still smiling. She lives right here in Tampa and now had great-grandchildren of her own.
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3-year-old saves man from hot car

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There’s no age requirement to become a hero.  Thanks to a 3-year old, a Knoxville, Tenn. man lived to see another day after he was trapped in a hot car. More>>

Gun and ATV bust in Brooklyn

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Three Brooklyn men were arrested on Monday after police discovered weapons and fourteen ATVs and dirt bikes in a storage locker in Brooklyn.
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Art graduate's body found in duffel bag

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Philadelphia police say a woman found dead inside a duffel bag was a recent art school graduate looking for a place to live. More>>

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The 2015 FDNY Calendar of Heroes has something no prior calendar has had: a woman among the firefighter-models. Danae Mines, an 11-year veteran of the department, appears for March. She joins a dozen of her male colleagues posing for the annual souvenir. More>>

Heartbroken father asks Reddit users to design photos of daughter

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A devastated father turned to social media when his daughter passed away to help him grieve. More>>

Woman's mugshot goes viral

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An Ohio woman's mugshot is making the rounds after she was arrested for refusing to leave a motel room over the weekend--- and it's not hard to see why. More>>

Aggressive Comcast customer service call

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It seems like Comcast really didn’t want to cancel this husband and wife’s subscription. AOL tech journalist Ryan Block was switching from Comcast to Astound and his wife, Veronica Belmont, called Comcast to break the news. According to Block’s recording of the conversation, Comcast wasn’t going to take the cancellation. The customer representative for Comcast would not stop repeating his questions to the point where Belmont became upset and gave Block the phone, according to Block's note. More>>

Runner says he was hit by lightning in 100-mile race

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Canadian ultrarunner Adam Campbell said that he was over halfway through Colorado's Hardrock 100 endurance race when he and his pacer were knocked to the ground by an indirect lightning strike on one of the state's tallest mountains. Still, he said he kept running and finished the 100-mile race up and down 13 mountain passes in third place. More>>

Cancer patient has princess-themed birthday

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A little girl diagnosed with cancer had her birthday wish come true on Saturday. Emily Waseman, 9, from Beloit, Ohio is has been battling a brain tumor for the past two years. Waseman had eight operations according to WKBN in Ohio and on Saturday, Waseman celebrated her birthday as Princess Emily. Wishes Can Happen, an organization granting wishes to young people who have life-threatening illness, organized a princess-themed birthday party for Waseman. More>>

Deadly subway derailment in Moscow

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A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow's streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were hospitalized, many with serious injuries.  The Russian capital's airports and transit systems have been a prime target for terrorists over the past two decades, but multiple officials vigorously dismissed terrorism as a possible cause. More>>

MTV show features teens losing virginity

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With shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “The Real World,” MTV has become known for pushing the reality TV boundaries when it comes to shows that feature people talking openly about their sex lives. But their newest series, “Virgin Territory,” is taking things to an even more intimate level.The show follows 15 young adults, all between the ages of 18 to 23, who, for various reasons, are still virgins. During the course of the series, at least some of those featured will lose their virginity.“Som... More>>

Viral videos warn of leaving children in hot cars Video included

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The death of a 22-month-old boy left for eight hours in an overheated car in Georgia has prompted a string of videos warning parents not to leave children in vehicles. A You Tube video by a father of three from North Carolina shows the man dripping in sweat inside a car with the windows rolled up. In another viral video, a police officer in Louisiana sits in his overheated vehicle warning parents of the danger. More>>

Front yard piano concert by Minneapolis 8-year-old seen by thousands Video included

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A stranger trying to help a little boy have a special day made a mini-superstar after 8-year-old Dylan Spoering advertised he would give a free piano concert using a simple sign in his front yard. On the front porch of the blue house on the corner, something big happened. More>>

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  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:13:27 GMT
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
  • Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:46:29 GMT
    The tower at John F. Kennedy International AirportThe tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a Kennedy Airport security perimeter.
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
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