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AP News - Sep 20, 2014 2:12 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The last stretch of New York's High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees.That l ...more

AP News - Sep 20, 2014 1:51 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man.Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith says 41-year-old Tony Grider died Saturday. Grider wa ...more

AP News - Sep 20, 2014 1:46 PM

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Jeff Gordon denied Brad Keselowski's shot at a perfect weekend with a late run in the final practice Saturday at New Hampshire that put him at the top of the chart at 135.357 mph.Keselowski had the fastest practice speed on F ...more

AP News - Sep 20, 2014 1:36 PM

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Yes, even Dick Vitale has endorsed NASCAR's new tournament-style bracket to crown a champion.Just win and advance, baby!Time for a T.O.Sure, winning races earn a driver an automatic berth into the next round, de ...more

AP News - Sep 20, 2014 1:07 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn't due a lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin.Similar cases have ...more

AP News - Sep 20, 2014 1:01 PM

BISHOP BLASE CUPICHBORN: March 19, 1949, in Omaha, Nebraska.EDUCATION: Cupich holds degrees in philosophy and theology and is a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.PASTORAL ASSIGNMENTS: Cupich was orda ...more

AP News - Sep 20, 2014 11:50 AM

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on.Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green — a 52-year-old computer technician with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — rocked on ...more

AP News - Sep 20, 2014 11:49 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig Ferguson approached his first TV game show host's job with a subversive attitude. Then came the simple matter of his wardrobe for "Celebrity Name Game.""I thought, 'I'm not going to wear a suit. I'm going to break that r ...more

AP News - Sep 20, 2014 11:38 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When T.V. Golden set out to bring a modern irrigation system to parched northwestern Nebraska in the late 19th century, some of the more established settlers objected, fearing that acknowledging the problem would stanch the flow of i ...more

AP News - Sep 20, 2014 11:30 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the ...more