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August 18, 2015 - 10:09am
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WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A former Associated Press bureau chief who served as executive editor of Connecticut's Republican-American newspaper has died. Jonathan F. Kellogg was 68.

Kellogg died on Monday at his home in Harwinton. His brother-in-law, Bill Mitman, says the cause was undetermined.

Kellogg became executive editor of the Waterbury newspaper in 1997. He retired in June. He had also served as executive editor of The Sun in Lowell,...

August 18, 2015 - 10:07am
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EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is being credited with helping rescue a man who had been swept away by a riptide in the Hamptons.

The New York Post (http://pge.sx/1KtzvqV ) reports that the "New Day" anchor was on his fishing boat with his wife and children near Shelter Island's Sunset Beach on Sunday when he spotted the man struggling in the Peconic River.

Philippe East Hampton club managing partner Frank Cilione says Cuomo threw...

August 18, 2015 - 10:02am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Museum of the Bible, now under construction in Washington, will feature ancient artifacts and treasures from the Holy Land under a new deal with the Israel Antiquities Authority.

An agreement announced Tuesday will bring a selection of artifacts excavated in Israel to be displayed in a top-floor gallery at the Bible museum. The new museum is set to open near the National Mall in 2017.

Officials say the specific artifacts to be...

August 18, 2015 - 9:55am
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man admits he attacked his wife's lover and bit off part of the man's ear after finding the pair in bed together.

Virgil Bates III told a judge in Toledo that he went home in June to find out if his wife was lying about breaking off an affair.

The 40-year-old Bates says he found them in bed and put his wife's lover in a headlock. He told the judge the man bit his arm and that's when he bit back.

Bates...

August 18, 2015 - 9:53am
1 week 2 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota says former athletic director Norwood Teague failed to disclose that he was facing a gender discrimination complaint at the time he was recruited and hired.

Teague resigned this month after he was accused of sexually harassing two administrators.

The university had hired Parker Executive Search in 2012 to find an athletic director and check the backgrounds of leading candidates. The Star Tribune (http://...

August 18, 2015 - 9:47am
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City is launching a crowdfunding campaign to expand its Tibetan Buddhist shrine room.

The museum says visitors can contribute to the "Find Your Focus" online campaign beginning Sept. 1.

The campaign will run through Oct. 23 on Razoo and the museum's website.

A live fundraising event will be held at the museum Sept. 9.

The shrine room is dedicated to sacred...

August 18, 2015 - 9:33am
1 week 2 days ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to his role in a cybercriminal marketplace where hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones.

Twenty-seven-year-old Naveed Ahmed, of Tampa, was one of 12 people in the United States charged in connection with the site, Darkode.com.

Ahmed was identified Tuesday at his federal court hearing in...

August 18, 2015 - 9:28am
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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — He dressed up as a dark, brooding crime fighter but spent years bringing delight to children at hospitals and charity events.

Leonard B. Robinson, who was known for dressing up as Batman, was killed along a Maryland highway when a car hit him while he was checking the engine of his custom-made Batmobile.

Robinson, who was 51, was returning from a weekend festival in South Charleston, West Virginia, when he was struck by a...

August 18, 2015 - 9:28am
1 week 2 days ago

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's opposition leader is calling on the government to work with the Palestinian Authority to prevent what he says could be a third Palestinian uprising.

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog issued his call Tuesday after a rare meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his West Bank headquarters.

The meeting came at a time of rising violence. Hundreds of people attended a West Bank funeral Tuesday of a Palestinian...

August 18, 2015 - 9:25am
1 week 2 days ago

WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 68-year-year-old man who was skydiving in Vermont.

State Police say Vermont Skydiving Adventures was operating a jump for Joseph Crossley in West Addison on Monday when he made a hard landing in a field.

They say the East Hardwick man spiraled out of control before he fell.

Authorities are trying to figure out what might have gone wrong after Crossley jumped...

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