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August 31, 2015 - 1:01am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio went to a baseball game over the weekend.

Actually, he went to all three played in Queens between his beloved Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets.

He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He had a Nathan's hot dog and cheered a David Ortiz home run.

De Blasio told The Associated Press on Sunday that baseball is "a current that runs through my life."...

August 31, 2015 - 12:25am
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu is going to auction and is estimated to bring $50,000 to $70,000.

Online New York auctioneer Lion Heart Autographs is offering it along with two other previously unknown artifacts from Lifeboat 1 on Sept. 30.

The menu was saved by a passenger who escaped in the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down. The lifeboat got its nickname because of unfounded rumors that one of the first-class...

August 30, 2015 - 11:36pm
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says history will not look kindly on climate change skeptics who fail to take action to curb warming.

Speaking Sunday in Anchorage, Alaska, Kerry says scientists are overwhelmingly unified in the conclusion that humans are contributing to global climate change and that steps must be taken to reduce the carbon in the atmosphere.

Kerry and President Obama will speak Monday at the State Department's...

August 30, 2015 - 11:17pm
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LEWISBERRY, Pa. (AP) — Sign-waving, cheering fans lined the streets to welcome home Lewisberry's Red Land Little League team, which made it to the finals of the 2015 Little League World Series championship.

Although the team lost 18-11 to Japan on Sunday, family members' and friends' pride and the thrill of being in the competition won out over their disappointment.

Chelsea Covington of New Cumberland is a 2011 graduate of Red Land High School. She...

August 30, 2015 - 11:04pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.

Arrieta (17-6) became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball's third no-hitter in less than three weeks.

Astros right-hander Mike Fiers blanked the NL West-leading Dodgers 3-0 on Aug. 21. Los Angeles had never been no-hit twice in...

August 30, 2015 - 10:17pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76.

Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer.

A prolific writer, director and editor, Craven was credited with reinventing the teen horror genre with the 1984 release of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" starring a then-...

August 30, 2015 - 9:06pm
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JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Crews are working hard to stop the spread of a group of central Oregon wildfires.

The blazes cover 159 square miles and have destroyed two more homes and a guest house.

Firefighters built fire lines around the buildings and set up sprinklers but had to flee Saturday when winds gusted up to 50 mph and threatened their escape routes.

About 950 firefighters are battling the blazes that had previously destroyed...

August 30, 2015 - 8:44pm
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95.

According to a statement from his family, Mandel passed away Sunday afternoon after spending two days with family while celebrating his son's 50th birthday.

Once considered one of Maryland's most powerful and effective governors, Mandel presided over a major...

August 30, 2015 - 8:25pm
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A portion of Newark Liberty International Airport has been evacuated after police say a man made his way into a secure hallway.

Port Authority Police Department spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says it happened around 7 p.m.

He says the man entered the secure hallway at through an exit door at the airport's "C'' terminal.

Pentangelo says the man, whose name was not immediately released, was stopped...

August 30, 2015 - 6:36pm
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AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say 2-year-old twin boys are dead after being found unresponsive in a suburban Phoenix home.

Avondale police spokesman Brandon Busse says officers were called to a home near 115th Avenue and Yuma Street shortly before noon about reports of an ill person.

However, Busse says responding officers found the two boys lying unconscious on a bed.

Police and firefighters administered CPR and both...

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