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Anthony R. Cucci, Jersey City Mayor, Dies at 92

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Mr. Cucci, a Jersey City guy through and through, won a bruising campaign in 1985 but later lost a re-election bid to the same opponent, Gerald McCann.
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As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out

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On Monday, public school students in New Jersey will begin to take standardized tests that are opposed by an unusually diverse coalition of enemies.
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Aaron Hernandez trial delayed again due to snow

Yahoo News - 1 hour 27 min ago

Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with his attorney Charles Rankin, during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been delayed again due to snow.


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California Republicans vote to charter gay political organization

Yahoo News - 3 hours 27 min ago

Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party, speaks during a media conference Friday, March 14, 2014, at the California Republican Party 2014 Spring Convention in Burlingame, Calif. California Republicans are gathering in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend to plot the future of the party in a state where their registration and influence have been sliding. Brulte, who took over as party chairman last spring, has brought the state GOP out of debt, with the most recent financial reports filed with the state showing it has nearly $1.4 million in the bank. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)California Republicans broke from their own platform on Sunday and voted overwhelmingly at their state party convention to give official recognition to a gay rights wing of the GOP that has long been marginalized. Endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans as a charter volunteer organization within the nation's largest Republican statewide party apparatus marked a turning point of sorts for California Republicans on a key chunk of their social policy agenda. Delegates to the California Republican Party voted 861-293 in favor of the move during the party's three-day annual convention in Sacramento, the state capital, a party spokeswoman said. Party leaders sought to play down the action, dismissing the notion that recognition of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group founded in 1977 under a moniker that refers to the first Republican U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, signaled a retreat from conservative principles.


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Suspect in fatal Los Angeles street race held on $2M bail

Yahoo News - 5 hours 9 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old man suspected of participating in an illegal street race that killed two spectators in Southern California has been booked on suspicion of murder.
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By the numbers: Northeast colder, snowier than normal

Yahoo News - 5 hours 37 min ago
Here's a look at average temperatures for February 2015, normal average temperatures for February, snowfalls this winter and snowfalls for a normal winter around the Northeast:
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Pickup truck goes into frozen river; dead dog found inside

Yahoo News - 5 hours 54 min ago
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A pickup truck has gone through the ice on a southern New Jersey river. State police say no people were found inside it but a dead dog was.
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New York City mayor marches in gay pre-St. Patrick's parade

Yahoo News - 6 hours 14 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has marched in snow with hundreds of participants at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade.
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High-speed drive lands Marine in jail; struck bike officer

Yahoo News - 6 hours 31 min ago
HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine with a history of street racing is being held on $200,000 bail after high-speed driving and two crashes.
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Rare Native American pendant found as crew digs Ohio trench

Yahoo News - 7 hours 1 min ago
CINCINNATI (AP) — A rare Native American pendant dating to the fifth century has been discovered by a crew doing utility work in southwest Ohio.
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3rd child dies after carbon monoxide leak in Ohio home

Yahoo News - 7 hours 28 min ago
TROY, Ohio (AP) — A third child has died after being found in an Ohio home where there were high levels of carbon monoxide.
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1 killed, 5 wounded in shooting at Detroit social hall

Yahoo News - 7 hours 56 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 44-year-old man was killed and five other people were wounded when gunfire erupted during a party at a Detroit social hall.
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Funeral set for four Missouri shooting victims as probe continues

Yahoo News - 8 hours 5 min ago
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Funeral services for four of seven people slain last week in a small town in Missouri are scheduled for Thursday as authorities seek a motive in the killings. The four are members of a family killed in the shootings on Thursday in Tyrone, Missouri. Their funeral will take place at the First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs, Missouri, according to the Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home.
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Q&A on Samsung's new mobile pay: Here's what's we know

Yahoo News - 9 hours 16 min ago

JK Shin, CEO of Samsung's mobile division, shows the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, during a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event on the eve of this week’s Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Samsung unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with a display that curves around the left and right edges so that information can be quickly glanced at on the side. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)NEW YORK (AP) — Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones — at least the ones it makes.


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Coroner: Man in wife's Christmas Eve ax slaying killed self

Yahoo News - 9 hours 21 min ago
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife with an ax on Christmas Eve was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt left him brain-dead.
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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

Yahoo News - 9 hours 21 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, ice forms along the shore of the Manhattan side of the East River in New York where temperatures in the city were in the single digits. For many cities in the Northeast, it was the coldest February on record, and some places recorded the most days of zero or below temperatures. The Manhattan Bridge is in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston.


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Samsung ditches plastic design, HTC One improves camera

Yahoo News - 9 hours 26 min ago

JK Shin, CEO of Samsung's mobile division, shows the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, during a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event on the eve of this week’s Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Samsung unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with a display that curves around the left and right edges so that information can be quickly glanced at on the side. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.


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Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter

Yahoo News - 10 hours 17 min ago

In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, Jason Wang poses for a photo in the Las Colinas section of Irving, Texas. When Wang got into trouble at age 15, as a minor, he went to a juvenile lockup, where he took classes that eventually helped him earn a college scholarship. His friend, who was 17, went to prison for the same crime, where little effort was spent on trying to turn his life around. Since 1918, Texas has charged 17-year-olds as adults, even though they can’t vote, join the military or serve on juries. With the state at odds with a federal law governing the housing of juvenile prison inmates and docked about $800,000 in funding last year, some are pushing to raise the age of defendants classed as adults to 18. (AP Photo/LM Otero)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry before they were eventually caught.


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Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes

Yahoo News - 10 hours 19 min ago

In this Feb. 19, 2015 photo, Ann Styles Brochstein holds her Havanese dog Samson near where Samson was attacked by a coyote outside her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. The suburban Town of New Castle, which includes Chappaqua, is divided over how to deal with the coyotes that have moved in over the last several years. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes?


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Sale will secure future for shelter for asylum-seekers

Yahoo News - 10 hours 22 min ago

A Jan. 15, 2015 photo shows the exterior of Vive La Casa in Buffalo, N.Y. The shelter, which helps refugees seek asylum in Canada and the United States, announced it is being purchased by fellow Buffalo nonprofit Jericho Road Community Health Center, which will continue the shelter's mission. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The list goes up on the lobby bulletin board of Vive La Casa and the refugees who've come from their rooms tentatively approach and scan for their names. The lucky ones will take a taxi to Canada the next day for a crucial step toward a dreamed-of new life there.


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