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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America and a New York political force until a series of scandals dubbed the "Bess Mess" forced her into obscurity, has died. She was 90. Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica, California, according to the Los...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels being available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching sports has been the Holy Grail. Until now — Dish Network Corp. on Monday...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says it was "disrespectful" that some NYPD officers turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers. De Blasio said that the actions were hurtful to the families of the two cops killed in an ambush last month. He...
CHICAGO (AP) — The coach leans forward, her hands pressed on a table in a band room off the gymnasium, where a basketball game is about to start. She is silent for a minute or two. Her players shift uncomfortably. When Dorothy Gaters finally speaks, her message is familiar and...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown contends in a lawsuit filed Monday that the prosecutor in the case has wrongly implied that all 12 jurors believed there was no...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing whether to cut aid to the Palestinians because of their effort to join the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the U.S. is reviewing its...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago, saying who the GOP has in leadership "says a lot about who they are." White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest...
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. Tom Evans, a climber and photographer, has been...
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers of all ages and races have gathered outside a New York City funeral home to pay their respects to the Mario Cuomo. The line outside the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on Madison Avenue stretched more than a block. Vice President Joe Biden was among...