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Annual pillow fight at West Point turns violent; 30 injured
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- An annual pillow fight by freshmen cadets at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30 cadets....
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US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed - a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise rock-bottom interest rates later this month....
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New York City mayor pushes anew against rising homelessness
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of sprawling homeless encampments have popped on the streets and become fodder for the tabloid newspapers and televisions news. There's been a rise in the number of people seeking refuge in the city's shelter system, frustrating city officials. And the police commissioner has said the issue of homelessness has "reached a tipping point" in the nation's largest city....
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Police: 71-year-old grandfather was targeted in shooting
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Investigators say a 71-year-old Syracuse grandfather who was fatally shot last month was targeted by two men who tried to rob him....
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2 NYC jail guards charged in beating of 18-year-old inmate
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City jail captain and a correction officer have been charged with assault and other crimes in the beating of a mentally challenged 18-year-old inmate in a Rikers Island supply closet last year....
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Judge's NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in 'Deflategate'
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge's ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the "Deflategate" scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January's AFC championship game?...
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McCoy optimistic but won't say he'll play in Bills opener
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Though saying he's optimistic, running back LeSean McCoy wasn't prepared to announce whether his injured left hamstring will be healed in time for the Buffalo Bills' season opener against Indianapolis on Sept. 13....
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Tennis officials eye security after drone crashes at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) -- A drone crash during a U.S. Open match has tennis officials thinking about whether they can do more to safeguard the sprawling National Tennis Center from such hazards, a spokesman said Friday....
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All NYC inmates ages 18 to 21 to be housed in single jail
NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 1,000 hard-to-manage inmates ages 18 to 21 will be moved to a single Rikers Island facility by the end of the year and will be required to take hours of classes, receive counseling and be exempt from solitary confinement....
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TSA agent at Kennedy Airport charged with stealing $7K watch
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Transportation Security Administration screener has been charged with stealing a passenger's $7,000 diamond watch from a plastic bin at a Kennedy Airport security checkpoint....
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