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Broadway-bound magician shows what’s up his sleeve

  NEW YORK (AP) — One grew up idolizing Harry Houdini. The other worshipped David Copperfield. Now they’re both in a place known more for jazz hands than sleight of hand. Italy’s star escape artist Andrew Basso and American Adam Trent, who focuses on technology-based tricks, are two of the seven magicians set to play [...]

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Gavin Creel to join Broadway’s ‘Book of Mormon’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Gavin Creel is going back to an old role in a new place: He’s joining the cast of Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon.” The two-time Tony Award nominee for “Hair” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” won an Olivier Award this year for playing Elder Price in the West End version of [...]

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Democrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign

  NEW YORK (AP) — A nexus of Democratic groups is preparing for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s widely anticipated presidential campaign. Ready for Hillary, a Democratic super PAC unaffiliated with the former secretary of state, is convening a daylong meeting of Clinton insiders on Friday for strategy sessions aimed at helping elect Clinton if she runs. [...]

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ABC, CBS, NBC won’t carry Obama

  NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC decided against covering President Barack Obama’s speech on immigration live on Thursday, although the Spanish-language Univision network is delaying its telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards to show the address. The news networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC all planned to air Obama live. Obama [...]

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4 deaths blamed on major New York snowstorm

  BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Four people died during a storm that dumped more than 4 feet of snow around Buffalo and forced motorists in 150 vehicles, including a women’s basketball team, to ride it out on a day when temperatures dropped to freezing or below in all 50 states. One person was killed in [...]

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Rothko, Jasper Johns star at NYC art auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A radiant painting by Mark Rothko and one of Jasper Johns’ iconic flag paintings were among the stars at the second day of New York’s dazzling post-war and contemporary art auctions. “No. 21 (Red, Brown, Black and Orange),” which was purchased by art benefactors Pierre and Sao Schlumberger directly from Rothko’s [...]

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William Boyd writes Land Rover-sponsored book

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon after turning out the latest James Bond novel, British author William Boyd agreed to write another thriller based on a world famous brand. The Land Rover. Boyd’s nearly 17,000-word story, “The Vanishing Game,” coming out Wednesday as a free download through Amazon.com, Apple and www.thevanishinggame.com , tells of a 35-year-old [...]

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NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infected

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tamped down New Yorkers’ fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. The warnings came as Dr. Craig Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in a hospital, talking by cellphone [...]

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Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already. Swift’s new gig as New York City’s global welcome ambassador is getting a Bronx cheer (not that she knows what that is) from locals who questioned her street cred and mocked the videos she made for the city’s [...]

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Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

  NEW YORK (AP) — State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states’ governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation’s top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries. The [...]

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Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

  NEW YORK (AP) — State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states’ governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation’s top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries. The [...]

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