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Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

AP Photo/Andy Kropa NEW YORK (AP) — The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat. Tribeca opened Wednesday night with the premiere of “Time Is Illmatic,” a documentary about the creation of...

Hopes High Negro League Stadium Will Make Comeback

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium. Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro League teams is getting another chance at bat as baseball’s first...

Nets Resting All Starters For Season Finale

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd is resting all of his starters and key reserves for the season finale against the Cavaliers so they’re ready for the playoffs. The Nets entered Wednesday night’s game with the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference, but could...

Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several...
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Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several...
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Firetruck rams California eatery; 14 injured

Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several...

Dionne: Jeb Bush’s optimism school

NEW YORK The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going. The party’s hope deficit helps explain why...
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‘Vampire Diaries’ star sinks teeth into directing

AP Photo/Richard Shotwell NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Wesley is sinking his teeth into something new. The actor, who plays a vampire with a conscience, Stefan Salvatore, on the CW series “The Vampire Diaries,” directed this Thursday’s episode. Wesley has long...

Police Think They Know Who Killed Ohio Teenager

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police think they know who fatally stabbed a 15-year-old girl two years ago in southwest Ohio, though no one has been charged in her death. Fairfield Officer Doug Day told reporters Wednesday that police are confident they know who killed Chelsea Johnson....

Volunteers Work To Save Famed Negro League Stadium

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers and historians are on a fundraising campaign to save a decaying stadium that is one of the few still in existence where Negro League games were played. A plaque citing New Jersey’s Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson as a National Historic...