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Firefighters work at the scene of a fire Friday, March 23, 2018 that began overnight in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Firefighter Michael R. Davidson of Engine Company 69, died after he became separated from his unit as they battled the fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the basement of a former Harlem jazz club being used as a film set for "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
March 23, 2018 - 7:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter died early Friday battling a fierce blaze on a movie set after getting separated from his fellow firefighters in the thick smoke. The fire started in the cellar of a former jazz club as the crew of "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton, was...
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks in support of the re-introduction of the grizzly bear to the North Cascades in Washington during a news conference Friday, March 23, 2018. Zinke made his announcement at the North Cascades National Park Service Complex Headquarters in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., to a group of local officials and the media. (Scott Terrell /Skagit Valley Herald via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 6:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government intends to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state, a goal that represents "the American conservation ethic come to life," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. Zinke made the announcement during a visit to North...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, riders go down the water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. A former executive with the Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy died on the giant waterslide has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Tyler Austin Miles, an operations director for Schlitterbahn, was booked into the Wyandotte County jail Friday, March 23, 2018 and is being held on $50,000 bond. Caleb Schwab died in August 2016 on the 17-story Verruckt water slide at the park in western Kansas City, Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
March 23, 2018 - 6:36 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas waterslide hyped as the world's highest was a "deadly weapon" that had already injured more than a dozen people before a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on it in 2016, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday that charges the water park operator and an...
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March 23, 2018 - 5:36 pm
A rural school district in Pennsylvania is arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks as a last resort should an armed intruder burst in, the superintendent said Friday. Every classroom in the district about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia has a 5-gallon bucket of river...
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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013 file photo shows Amy Locane Bovenizer entering the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. for the 2010 drunk driving accident in Montgomery Township that killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman The actress, who served about two-and-a-half years of a three-year sentence, must return to court for a second re-sentencing. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Patti Sapone, File)
March 23, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress whose three-year prison term for a fatal 2010 auto crash sparked outrage from the victim's family and prompted legal appeals must return to court for a second re-sentencing. A New Jersey appeals court ordered the new sentencing Friday for Amy...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2015, file photo, Federal Hall's George Washington statue stands near the flag-covered pillars of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
March 23, 2018 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week in two years. Investors fear that if China responds in...
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March 23, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PBS says it has found many new witnesses to the sexual misconduct of talk-show host Tavis Smiley, who was suspended in December and later fired. The network filed papers in Washington, D.C., Superior Court in response to a breach-of-contract lawsuit Smiley filed last month. PBS says an independent...
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March 23, 2018 - 5:27 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court ordering former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane re-sentenced for a fatal 2010 auto crash (all times local): 5 p.m. A lawyer for former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane says he'll appeal a ruling ordering her to be re-sentenced for a fatal 2010...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a fire Friday, March 23, 2018 that began overnight in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Firefighter Michael R. Davidson of Engine Company 69, died after he became separated from his unit as they battled the fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the basement of a former Harlem jazz club being used as a film set for "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
March 23, 2018 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter died early Friday battling a fierce blaze on a movie set in a former jazz club after getting separated from his fellow firefighters in the thick smoke. The fire started in the cellar as the crew of "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton, was...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky, center, reaches out to clasp hands with Jaclyn Corin, below left, while David Hogg, top left, and Alex Wind, right, applaud at the conclusion of a panel discussion about guns at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 23, 2018 - 4:57 pm
Before the shooting had even stopped, teenagers hiding at their Florida high school were talking about gun control. Within days, they had launched a crusade against gun violence — one that will result in a nationwide series of protests Saturday. In taking up the fight, the students have joined...
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