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  Grammy museum pays homage to New Jersey musical legacy By DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark is joining Los Angeles, Nashville and Cleveland, Mississippi, as a host of a museum celebrating the Grammy music awards, a tip of the hat to the state's rich musical legacy. The Grammy Museum Experience officially opens Thursday at Newark's Prudential Center arena. It features a trove...
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via GIPHY GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-length and the plan's fate teetered. "If something can happen, that's fine," Trump told reporters at...
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[caption id="attachment_4682" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie performs with band members Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay and Rob Baker at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to kick off the band's latest "Man Machine Poem" tour in light of Downie's brain cancer diagnosis, in Victoria, B.C., Canada July 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Light - RTSJAEH[/caption] Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has...
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  Obama to campaign in NJ, Virginia governor races By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for this fall's elections. Unlike more low-key appearances earlier this year, Obama's foray into two...
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Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area By SUDHIN THANAWALA and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her...
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  Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users. The company has spent the last two years trying to clamp down on hate...
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  Utah man will be tried on murder charge in girl's suicide By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled an 18-year-old Utah man accused of encouraging a teen friend to hang herself and filming it because he was fascinated with death should stand trial on a murder charge. Judge James Brady in a ruling Tuesday called the case unusual...
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  Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were...
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  Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A gunman shot five of his co-workers at a Maryland office park Wednesday, killing three of them and setting off a manhunt along the I-95 Northeast corridor, authorities said. The gunman later drove north about 55 miles (90 kilometers) to Wilmington, Delaware, and targeted a man with...
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  Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history first wounded an unsuspecting hotel security guard in a hallway who promptly radioed for help, according to a TV interview broadcast Wednesday with the guard and a hotel building engineer whose life he is credited...