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NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper. Showmen behind Nathan's annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest have long claimed the tradition began in 1916 as a showdown between patriotic immigrants on the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper. Showmen behind Nathan's annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest have long claimed the tradition began in 1916 as a showdown between patriotic immigrants on the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens and victims of mass killings and disasters, The...
MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old Long Island baby sitter is facing charges after police say she was intoxicated while driving with four children in her car. Suffolk County police say a good Samaritan called them Thursday afternoon to report an intoxicated woman who was...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens and victims of mass killings and disasters, The...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic City's main casino workers union and its strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino (all times local): 6 a.m. Atlantic City's main casino workers union has begun picketing against the Trump Taj Mahal casino amid a contract dispute...
STUART, Fla. (AP) — As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem. The Corps' Jacksonville District planned to begin the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The National Highway...
HOOD CANAL, Wash. (AP) — A team of scientists is investigating whether growing seaweed can reduce carbon dioxide levels in the inland marine waters of Puget Sound. They're hoping to find a strategy to ease the local effects of ocean acidification — when seas absorb carbon...