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California retiree comes forward as winner of $425 million Powerball jackpot

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:22
The sole winner of February’s $425 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday. California Lottery officials said B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California retiree, claimed the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento.
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SEE IT: MLS team brings back awful unis for April Fools'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:17
No MLS teams played Tuesday, but the Colorado Rapids won April Fools by a landslide. The Denver-based club milked the occasion for all it was worth by announcing it will bring back the ugliest uniform in the history of sports: the infamous Caribous of Colorado kit.
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Ks. man accused of beheading man with guitar string pleads not guilty

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:05
Topeka police say James Paul Harris, 29, ghoulishly severed the head of 49-year-old James Gerety in 2011 before packing it away in a draw-string bag to talk to, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports.
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Oak Hill hoops coach is a Melo fellow

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:05
Carmelo Anthony played just one season of high school basketball at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., spending his senior year there as a way to get his game and his academics in order before moving on to Syracuse. But the Knicks star made such an impression on Oak Hill’s longtime coach, Steve Smith, that Smith does not hesitate to defend Anthony from critics.
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This gives new meaning to the term “let my people go.”

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:59
Congregation Beth Elohim laid off 12 staff workers in the same week as the synagogue’s beloved rabbi Andy Bachman suddenly announced his resignation in the weeks just before Passover.
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Nearly 60 underage Mass. drinkers facing charges after party bust

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:55
When police arrived at the Swampscott home Saturday night they described finding students drinking beer and hard liquor — some disguised in sports bottles — and others even fighting in the street, MyFoxBoston reported.
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Rego Park building has dangerous cracks

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:55
A Rego Park building damaged in February following sloppy excavation work at a property next door have grown to the point of near collapse, city officials warn.
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Hasbro cheated LI’s ‘Mr. Scrabble’: suit

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:48
A Long Island man who helped put Scrabble into millions of homes and schools is suing Hasbro, the game’s manufacturer, for $1 million, alleging the firm cheated him out of bonuses for eight years.
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Man hit, killed by N.J. Transit train identified as suicidal ex-con

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:43
A paroled 50-year-old New Jersey ex-con was identified as the man hit and killed by a northbound New Jersey Transit train at the New Brunswick station last week.
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Bronx pols stymie controversial Riverdale medical center

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:34
State Sen. Jeffrey Klein says he has effectively killed Montefiore Medical Center’s controversial proposal to build a medical center in Riverdale by spearheading a revision of the state’s approval process for medical centers.
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Jennette McCurdy's sexy selfie lands her in hot water with Nickelodeon

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:33
A sexy selfie-fueled scandal has slimed one of Nickelodeon’s biggest shows. The future of “Sam & Cat” is hanging by a silky thread after sultry selfies shot by one of the show’s thong-clad stars, Jennette McCurdy, were leaked online last month.
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Obama: 7.1M Americans signed up for Obamacare

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:27
With an I-told-you-so swagger, President Obama said Tuesday that 7.1 million Americans signed up for health insurance by Monday's deadline - exceeding the original White House goal under Obamacare.
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Bronx condo owners get tax relief

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:08
A group of Soundview condo owners will finally get the same tax rebate their neighbors have been getting for years. A provision in the state budget, which passed Monday, will now allow all owners at the Harbour Pointe at Shore Haven Condominiums to qualify for the 421a abatement program.
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The sky’s is hardly the limit for this Midwood school

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:51
A planetarium deep inside Edward R. Murrow High School is set to reopen following a massive three-year makeover.
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Ex-SEAL shot, chases after perps before going to hospital

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:47
A former Navy SEAL who was shot during a confrontation in an Ohio parking lot jumped in his truck to chase after the carload of thugs before realizing he was bleeding and driving himself to a local police station to get help.
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Molotov cocktail found at Atlanta high school

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:43
The discovery of a small bottle with a paper towel burning outside Crim High School around 3 p.m. caused a 911 call by a maintenance worker shortly after it was extinguished, according to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.
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Houston court sees stiletto allegedly used in stabbing

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:41
The stained navy suede shoe featuring a slender 5 1/2-inch heel was presented before a Houston courtroom Tuesday where Ana Trujillo is accused of using it to slash Alf Stefan Andersson at least 25 times in the face.
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Trump approached about buying Bills

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:39
Donald Trump, who once led an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, says he’s been approached by a group of investors looking to buy the Buffalo Bills.
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Brother of ex-NYPD commish defends him on radio

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:33
Former NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s big brother called a radio show Tuesday and tore into top cop Bill Bratton, calling him “paranoid” and accusing him of taking a “cheap shot.”
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O-Town reunites 10 years after disbanding

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:25
No, this is not a dream, liquid or otherwise: O-Town is reuniting. The boy band, formed thanks to ABD reality show "Making the Band" in 2000, announced on their website that the members were reuniting for a tour.
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