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  • Emergency responders attend to a seaplane that made a hard landing during a failed takeoff along the FDR Drive on Friday, July 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

    NTSB assessing whether to probe NYC seaplane hard landing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s determining whether to investigate a seaplane mishap on New York’s East River. Spokesman Eric Weiss said Saturday the NTSB was collecting information to make the decision. The plane made a hard landing in the river on Friday evening with 10 people aboard. All were […]
  • 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say more than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert featuring Chance the Rapper. Authorities say many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday that officers made 50 underage drinking referrals Friday at Hot 93.7’s Hot Jam concert at Xfinity Theatre. […]
  • Japanese art collection of former Cavaliers owner on display

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of Japanese and Korean art bequeathed to the museum by the former co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. George Gund III, who died in 2013 from stomach cancer, donated 55 pieces of Japanese and Korean art to the Cleveland museum. A portion […]
  • Ex-firefighter gets prison for torching black fireman’s home

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York firefighter says “stupidity,” not racism, spurred him to set a fire that destroyed a black colleague’s apartment. Matthew Jurado was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison. Jurado pleaded guilty in May to arson. Jurado, who is white, and Kenneth Walker were neighbors and members of […]
  • FILE - In this April 5, 2006 file photo, actor John Heard, who stars as Alex,  rehearses for Steppenwolf Theatre's production of Don DeLillo's play, "Love-Lies-Bleeding," in Chicago. Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 72.  His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday, July 22, 2017.   (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)

    Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 72

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie series, has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office in California on Saturday. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo Alto, California, […]
  • Deer sent airborne by passing car kills woman passenger

    WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has been killed when a deer struck and sent airborne by a motorist traveling in the opposite direction smashed into the windshield of her family’s car. The State Highway Patrol in northeast Ohio’s Trumbull County says 39-year-old Amy Stoneburner, of Negley, was in the front passenger […]
  • FILE -  In this  July 13, 2017 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, flanked by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, urges members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee to approve a pair of bills to extend state's cap and trade program during a hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality committee, in Sacramento, Calif. As his fourth and final term winds down Brown will spend the final 17 months in office working on California's housing crisis and fighting for ambitious projects to build a high-speed rail system and re-engineer California's water system. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

    California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California’s signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming. It also again showcased the Democrat’s political skill in Sacramento, where just months earlier he helped convince the largely Democratic […]
  • 7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine Academy probe

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A federal lawyer says seven suspended men’s soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2tplg5Y ) that Assistant U.S. Attorney James H. Knapp gave details Friday on accusations that have put the students under scrutiny […]
  • Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, said lawmakers […]
  • FILE - In this April 2, 2017 file photo Scotty McCreery arrives at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery's backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He told authorities he had been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Country singer Scotty McCreery cited for handgun at airport

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery’s backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He told authorities he had been at […]