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Workers struggle in Hamptons, playground for rich
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- This is a town where people are so rich that a $2 million home can be a handyman's special. A town where the thrift shop is stocked with donations of designer dresses and handbags.... 7/12/2014 1:33 PM

Districts debate merits of master's for teachers
DALLAS (AP) -- Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.... 7/12/2014 11:46 AM

Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Theodore Roosevelt's love of the country's untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, parks and monuments during his presidency.... 7/12/2014 1:56 PM

Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage - and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh - is hoping to make public policy of her own.... 7/12/2014 12:01 PM

Last original Ramones members dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.... 7/12/2014 1:32 PM

Deadline looms in Newark airport wage hike flap
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A dispute over workers' wages at Newark Liberty International Airport could be nearing a resolution.... 7/12/2014 11:45 AM

Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch
SACO, Maine (AP) -- Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch.... 7/12/2014 10:52 AM

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead.... 7/12/2014 11:12 AM

Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California
ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) -- Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.... 7/12/2014 12:23 AM

Man convicted of deadly attack on sleeping kids
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault.... 7/12/2014 2:05 PM