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WTC parachute jump condemned as ‘selfish act’

(NEW YORK, AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York police commissioner denounced the parachute jump off 1 World Trade Center last fall…

FCC: Thousands of hotels don’t offer direct 911

By NOMAAN MERCHANT (DALLAS, AP) — Tens of thousands of hotels don’t allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after…

Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

By BROCK VERGAKIS (NORFOLK, Va., AP) — Aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world’s largest naval base, a sailor was fatally shot and security forces killed the lone suspect…

Police: Commuter train derails at Chicago airport

(CHICAGO, AP) — An eight-car Chicago commuter train plowed across a platform and scaled an escalator at an underground station at one of the nation’s busiest airports early Monday, injuring…

No ‘signs of life’ after huge Washington landslide

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP (ARLINGTON, Wash., AP) — Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people waned as searchers pulled more bodies…

McCaskill staff surveying colleges on assaults

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill said her staff has been surveying colleges nationwide to see what protections against sexual attacks are in place and how the schools…

With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

By CARLA K. JOHNSON (CHICAGO, AP) — For uninsured people, the nation’s new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie…

St. Pat’s parades proceed amid tension over gays

JONATHAN LEMIRE and MEGHAN BARR (NEW YORK, AP) — A weekend of St. Patrick’s Day revelry and tensions over the exclusion of gays in some of the celebrations was culminating Monday…

Searchers scour rubble after gas explosion kills 7

By JAKE PEARSON and JONATHAN LEMIRE (NEW YORK, AP) — Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two Manhattan…

NYC building explodes, 11 minor injuries reported

(NEW YORK, AP) — The New York City fire department says an East Harlem apartment building has exploded and collapsed, leading to 11 minor injuries. WABC says residents heard a…