It’s pitch dark, and I’m dangling from a rope beneath a boat drifting a couple miles off shore, like bait on the end of a hook.
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CHICAGO — Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet, even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A new invasive insect has devastated northeastern berry crops, and New York growers are working with Cornell University plant experts to develop strategies to fight it.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break, a newspaper reported.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard says cleanup is underway following the discovery of an oil spill on an island that’s part of Cape Porpoise, Maine.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
LOS ANGELES — They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Walmart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold.
ATLANTA — The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.
DETROIT (MCT) — An investor group offered to loan the City of Detroit as much as $4 billion — up from a $2 billion offer in April — to help the city pay off creditors, reinvest in services and emerge from Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn companies still are using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling.
WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.
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