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NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weigh-in Friday ahead of the 99-year-old Independence Day boardwalk tradition. The...
As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: ___ NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST Competitive eaters have weighed in and are ready for Saturday's annual hot dog eating contest in New York at Coney Island'...
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable. Nine corrections officers suffered minor injuries in the incidents at the privately run Arizona...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. She Yan Chen, 61, of Oak Park Heights,...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 400-foot Ferris wheel in Orlando stopped moving for more than 45 minutes Friday, stranding riders aboard. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press that a power to the Orlando Eye was subsequently...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series. The two-time Masters champ said Friday he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01."...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for San Francisco's sheriff's office says it had no authority to honor an immigration detainer on a suspect in the shooting death of a woman at a popular tourist destination. Francisco Sanchez has seven felony convictions and has been deported five...
BOSTON (AP) — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the...
KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. "Most people know something about him. ... But very few know the full breadth of...