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CHICAGO (AP) — The tightrope is waiting for Nik Wallenda in Chicago. The 35-year-old high-wire artist — great-grandson of Karl Wallenda of the famous Flying Wallendas circus family — plans to perform two nail-biting walks that will be televised Sunday to millions of viewers...
NEW YORK (AP) — Wilson Kipsang, a former world-record holder, needed to force himself to slow down. The Kenyan star had entered his first New York City Marathon to challenge himself on a hilly course with no pacemaker. A windy morning made for quite the test Sunday, and Kipsang...
After 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, the Federal Aviation Administration agreed to a police request to ban air traffic in more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding the town for 12 days, even though police...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep...
NEW YORK (AP) — Within hours of New York City's first confirmed Ebola case, Mayor Bill de Blasio made a point of following in the patient's footsteps: riding the subways, eating at a meatball restaurant, even visiting the hospital's isolation chamber. De Blasio's actions in the...
WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — D. Michael Lindsay thought he was on safe political ground when he signed the letter. President Barack Obama was about to expand job protection for gays employed by federal contractors. Under the proposed changes, faith-based charities with federal grants...
BOSTON (AP) — The market at Boston's historic and spiritual center, steps from where Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty stoked the fires of rebellion and a colony took its first shaky steps toward nationhood, is up for a 21st century face-lift. Quincy Market, the granite-...
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — The debate over legalizing medical marijuana in Florida constantly generates talk of young people potentially flooding the polls. But seniors are the most reliable voters and could be key to the outcome of the measure. Though polling on Amendment 2...
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 Iraqi tribesmen, women and children Sunday, officials said, the latest mass slaying by militants who have killed some 150 members of the tribe in recent days. The killings, all committed in public...