High-tech Marvel theme park cuts summer tour short

07/05/2015 07:46 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The indoor high-tech traveling theme park "The Marvel Experience" has stumbled and will cut short its summer tour. 
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To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists
07/05/2015 10:31 PM EDT - HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy. Full Story

America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades
07/05/2015 01:21 AM EDT - Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Full Story

America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
07/04/2015 01:11 AM EDT - As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: ——— IN AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEER Philadelphia started its Fourth of July celebration a little early. Full Story

140 pairs of underwear stolen from store hit by 4 bra heists
07/03/2015 01:21 PM EDT - WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Full Story

Cat rescued from engine of pickup truck after 28-mile ride
07/02/2015 03:02 PM EDT - HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A cat has been rescued from the engine of a pickup truck after a 28-mile ride from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Full Story

Kessel trade to Penguins highlights start of NHL free agency
07/02/2015 12:11 AM EDT - On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a handful of prominent defenseman found new homes in free agency. Full Story

Pope dolls, bobble heads up for sale months before US visit
07/01/2015 05:51 PM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis is a doll. No, really. The people organizing the pontiff's September visit to Philadelphia launched an online store Wednesday featuring papal plush dolls and bobble heads. Full Story

Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade
07/01/2015 11:46 PM EDT - PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel spent six years in Toronto trying to lift the Maple Leafs out of the churn of mediocrity. Full Story

Man charged with robbing same New Jersey bank 5 years later
07/01/2015 03:35 PM EDT - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man robbed a New Jersey bank four months after he was released from prison for robbing the same place five years earlier, prosecutors said. Full Story

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Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices. Full Story
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.