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NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-time champion and the two-time women's winner will defend their titles at the annual hot dog-eating contest on Coney Island. Seventeen men and 13 women will compete Friday in front of a crowd of about 30,000 spectators and a TV audience of about 1 million...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune and a newspaper publisher who funded libertarian and conservative causes and various projects to discredit President Bill Clinton, has died. He was 82. Scaife died early Friday at...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance. This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most...
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The center of Hurricane Arthur was moving near North Carolina's coast early Friday after slashing into the state's barrier islands just ahead of Independence Day, forcing thousands to flee and much of the East Coast to shuffle holiday celebrations...
The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights: HISTORY The Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 by the Second...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 all of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing. Corinthian owns Everest College,...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria — 500 yards from the emergency room — died after waiting around 20 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday. It took between 15 and 20 minutes for the ambulance to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Four people arrested at an anti-war march during the 2004 Republican National Convention have been awarded $185,000 in the first trial stemming from lawsuits over protest arrests surrounding the GOP gathering. Coming about six months after the city reached an $18...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate that could heat up even more as patriotism surges on the...