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AP Interview: NYC mayor says he has moved past police crisis
NEW YORK (AP) -- Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above the fray and public opinion that eventually soured on the cops' behavior....
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CrossFit gym closed after complaints of slamming barbells
NEW YORK (AP) -- A CrossFit gym located in the first-floor of a New York City condo building must close after upstairs neighbors sued over excessive exercise-induced noise....
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Revel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals terms
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is on hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals....
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Up to foot of snow possible for Midwest, Northeast
A storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and perhaps even more on Boston, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago. It's also bad news for those planning to drive to Super Bowl parties....
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Cops save beaten puppy buried alive in snow; owner arrested
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say neighbors witnessed him beat his puppy and bury the dog alive in a snowbank....
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Navy abandons 'Global force for good' to broaden appeal
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Navy is taking a new approach to its recruiting commercials: Appealing to people who are already in uniform, have long since left the military and those who never will join....
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Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.
GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) -- After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing - the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud....
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Ala judges weighing whether to perform same-sex weddings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He's performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County's probate judge and considers the ceremonies a highlight of his job....
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Pilots in helium-filled balloon land in Mexico after record-setting Pacific Ocean flight....
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Man detained over suitcase found stuffed with human remains
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase that had been found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with human remains, authorities said....
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5 boaters rescued from sailboat 200 miles off NC coast
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued five people from a sailboat after the boat's mast broke about 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina....
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Quotations in the News
"I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well-known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee." - Mitt Romney, who ended his roller-coaster return to presidential politics....
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Attorney wants mistrial declared in Vanderbilt rape case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim....
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NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob....
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City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012....
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