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Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. more »»

Man shot, drives a half-mile, hits house, dies

July 4, 2015

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities on Long Island say a man has died after he was shot in the head, drove a half-mile and crashed into a house.

The incident occurred around 11 p.. more »»

More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY

July 4, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive. more »»

Defending champion wins women's hot dog eating competition

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Miki Sudo (MIHK'-ee SOO'-doh) has won the women's division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. more »»

Long Island fights gypsy moth invasion

July 4, 2015

EAST ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A bumper crop of gypsy moth caterpillars is damaging trees on Long Island.

May's record-breaking lack of rain is a factor. more »»

Pizzas to be served to troops in Afghanistan for 4th of July

July 4, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 10,000 American troops overseas are getting a slice of American pie for Independence Day. more »»

NY park that hosted July 4th bashes was named after loyalist

July 4, 2015

CAMPBELL HALL, N.Y. (AP) — It turns out Thomas Bull wasn't much of a patriot after all. more »»

Hate crime eyed after Hispanic man beaten on Long Island

July 4, 2015

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island believe a Hispanic man who was beaten unconscious earlier this week while riding his bicycle was the victim of a hate crime. more »»

Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. more »»

Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a 23-year-old New York City man in a wheelchair two days after he robbed a ban. more »»

Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend

July 4, 2015

As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:

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NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

Competitive eaters... more »»

Man arrested in connection with 9 Long Island bank robberies

July 4, 2015

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a Long Island man they say committed nine bank robberies in the last three months. more »»

Prosecutors: Brooklyn woman used rock in anti-gay attack

July 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a Brooklyn teen has been arrested on charges she assaulted a man with a rock after shouting anti-gay epithets at him.

The Daily News (http://nyd. more »»

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

July 3, 2015

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. more »»

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after crash in western Massachusetts

July 3, 2015

LEE, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and another remains hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in western Massachusetts. more »»

Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

July 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Four avid eaters have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. more »»

Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4th hot dog contest

July 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Four avid eaters have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. more »»

 
 
 

 

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