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  • PORT WASHINGTON, WI - FEBRUARY 19:   Dustin Diamond waits in a courtroom to attend further proceedings at Ozaukee County Courthouse on February 19, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on "Saved by the Bell," was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

    ‘Saved By The Bell’ actor Dustin Diamond convicted of misdemeanors in bar stabbing

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin jury has convicted TV actor Dustin Diamond of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but cleared the former “Saved by the Bell” actor of the most serious felony charge. The jury’s verdict Friday came just hours after the 38-year-old actor testified that he never intended to stab anyone in the fight last Christmas Day. Diamond said he was trying to scare bar patrons in Port Washington after his girlfriend was punched in […]

  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates with his teammates Ondrej Palat #18, Tyler Johnson #9 and Victor Hedman #77 after scoring a goal against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during the third period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    Lightning win 2-0 at MSG, eliminate Rangers from Stanley Cup playoffs

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games. Ben Bishop, pulled from a Game 6 loss after allowing five goals, outplayed Henrik Lundqvist in handing New York its first loss ever in a Game 7 at the Garden. Alex Killorn scored early in the third period and […]

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    Angelika Graswald pleads not guilty in alleged kayak-killing of fiance

    GOSHEN, N.Y. — A woman accused of killing her fiance by sabotaging his kayak on the Hudson River has pleaded not guilty. Angelika Graswald was arraigned Friday morning in Orange County Court. Her lawyer entered the plea on murder and manslaughter charges. Graswald is charged in the April 19 death of Vincent Viafore, whose body was found last weekend in the river near West Point. Prosecutors say she removed a drain plug from Viafore’s kayak, then delayed calling for help […]

  • General view during the Cuban Parliament Annual Session, on December 20, 2014 in Havana.  AFP PHOTO/ADALBERTO ROQUE        (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

    U.S. removes Cuba from ‘state sponsors of terrorism’ list

    WASHINGTON — Cuba is no longer on the United States’ list of “state sponsors of terrorism,” the State Department said Friday. Secretary of State John Kerry has signed an order removing Cuba from the terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. Kerry acted 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress of its intent to do so. Lawmakers had that much time to weigh in and try to block the move, but did […]

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    Observatory at One World Trade Center opens to public

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a new bird’s eye view of the city. The observatory at the top of One World Trade Center is officially opening to the public on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Visitors will get a view of the city and its surroundings from above 1,250 feet and stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean. The building is the nation’s tallest, at 1,776 feet. Tickets are $32 for adults […]

  • OAKLAND, CA - MAY 28:  Billy Burns #1 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Billy Butler #16 in the seventh inning of their game against the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Athletics rally to beat Yankees 5-4

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Thursday night. Billy Burns and Brett Lawrie homered off CC Sabathia (2-7) to start the comeback from a 3-0 hole and the A’s went on to beat the Yankees for the 10th time in their past 11 meetings in Oakland. Alex Rodriguez […]

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    Students may have to re-test after hundreds of SATs get lost

    ASHBURN, Va. (PIX11) — Parents say hundreds of SAT tests taken by Virginia students at a high school were lost in the mail, leaving students in a bind. WJLA-TV  reports tests are missing for 300 students who took the SAT on May 2 at Broad Run High School in Ashburn. A Loudoun County schools representative says the tests were shipped via UPS, as instructed, to College Board, the non-profit that administers the SAT, but the tests never arrived. Parent say […]

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    Cabbie refuses to take mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Bronx

    NEW YORK — The mayor of San Juan is upset that a New York City taxi driver would not take her to the Bronx. Carmen Yulin Cruz has been visiting New York from Puerto Rico. She said that on Wednesday she hailed a yellow taxi in Manhattan to go to her Bronx hotel. After traveling for a few blocks, the driver said he would not go any further. Cruz said the driver claimed to not know where the hotel was […]

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    Christie to call for end to Common Core in New Jersey

    PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn’t working for students in the state. The likely Republican presidential contender says in remarks for a speech Thursday afternoon at Burlington County College that the national standards have brought confusion and frustration to parents and classrooms. New Jersey agreed to participate in the federal Common Core Standard Initiative in 2010. “It’s now been […]

  • Crews are working to fix the problems, though it's not expected to be easy. Service disruptions are expected to persist at least into Thursday morning. (Photo: MTA)

    Subway service back on A, C lines after massive copper theft

    NEW YORK (AP) — Full subway service has been restored on the A and C lines following a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks near Howard Beach, the MTA said. Transit crews worked through the night to repair the damage caused by vandals who snatched 500 feet of valuable copper wire from 12 locations along the tracks. The crime caused delays and overcrowding for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday along the entire length of the two heavily […]

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