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  • Experts: Ariz. firefighter probe shows GPS need

    September 30, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Sunday, June 30, 2013, file photo, the Yarnell Hill Fire burns in Glenn Ilah near Yarnell, Ariz. Investigators are set to release a report Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, on the deaths of 19 elite firefighters in Arizona, nearly three months...

  • MC Lyte, Kendrick Lamar highlight BET Hip-Hop

    September 28, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Meek Mill performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ATLANTA (AP) — MC Lyte said she was initially nervous following a video tribute that honored the veteran rapper for her career achievements at the...

  • Paris fashion is sometimes cruel, always fun

    September 28, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Models performs a dance while presenting creations as part of Jean-Paul Gaultier’s ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) PARIS (AP) — The fashion world can be a...

  • Miss Philippines wins Miss World in Indonesia

    September 28, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Newly crowned Miss World, Megan Young of Philippines, center, with second runner-up Miss France Marine Lorpheline, left, and third runner-up Miss Ghana Carranza Naa Okailey Shooter, smile after they winning the Miss World contest in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia,...

  • Billionaire’s daughter in NJ court in will dispute

    September 28, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This Sept. 23, 2013 photo, Samantha Perelman, daughter of billionaire Ronald Perelman, and granddaughter of the late Hudson News patriarch Robert Cohen, center, looks on during opening arguments in her lawsuit against the Cohen family in Superior Court in...

  • Shutdown nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

    September 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., walks out of a Republican caucus at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Lawmakers from both parties urged one another in a rare weekend session to give ground in their fight over preventing a...

  • Why investors shouldn’t fear a government shutdown

    September 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. There have been 17 government shutdowns since 1976, ranging in length from one to 21 days. None have caused a market meltdown. The average decline in the Standard & Poor’s 500...

  • Workers urged to protect hearing from farm clatter

    September 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Tom Duerst drives his tractor planting winter wheat at his farm near Verona, Wis., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. Duerst, a 55-year-old Wisconsin dairy farmer with partial hearing loss now wears ear protection when working on the farm. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)...

  • Md. gun-control law sparks record gun sales

    September 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Frank Loane, owner of Pasadena Pawn and Gun, stands in front of a wall of assault rifles at his store in Pasadena, Md., on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Loane, who said he has seen significant boost in business this year as Maryland lawmakers debated and passed a...

  • In rough year, NYC-area rail has high on-time rate

    September 28, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Sept. 25, 2013 photo, commuters stand in the doorway of a Stamford bound train at Grand Central Terminal as transit on the New Haven line is running on limited capacity, in New York. Riders on Metro-North, the nation’s second largest...