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Benny Powell, a veteran jazz trombonist who played with Count Basie from the early 1950s to the early 1960s, taking a solo turn in the band's 1955 recording of "April in Paris," has died. He was 80. Powell died June 26 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York...
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wpix.comA two-alarm fire has erupted in Baldwin, Long Island, leaving at least one firefighter injured. The fire was reported just after 9 a.m. at 2386 South Grand Avenue near Prospect Street. Reports says the fire began on the second floor and extended into...
wpix.comA woman, who was attempting to get into her apartment through a window, has died after plunging four stories to her death, PIX News has learned. The 37-year-old woman initially climbed onto the roof of the building located at 153 West 76th St. near...
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The Wilderness Warrior Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America Douglas Brinkley Harper: 960 pp., $34.99 Reviewing several Roosevelt biographies in 1920, H.L. Mencken reported that he had found more "gush" than "sense." Douglas Brinkley's...
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Ellie Greenwich, the New York songwriter behind a string of 1960s hits that gave effervescent voice to unbridled teen romance including "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Chapel of Love" and "Be My Baby," many of them in collaboration with producer Phil Spector, died...
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Richard Poirier, a literary critic and writer who was one of the founders of the Library of America, a monumental effort to keep American literary classics in print and accessible to the reading public, died Aug. 15 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYou've met this guy. He's well-dressed, bounces mostly between New York and Los Angeles, knows everyone. And he won't shut up. The newest high-concept hotel in Southern California, which aims at the well-traveled hipster, is a lot like that guy. The...
NEW YORK (WPIX) -- New York City police have arrested a woman who they say is responsible for setting an Upper West Side apartment building on fire as the result of an apparent dispute. The flames reportedly erupted inside Apt. 5S of 154 Columbus Ave....
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Jon Hager 'Hee Haw' comedian, musician Jon Hager, 67, who performed in the musical comedy duo the Hager Twins on the television show "Hee Haw," was found dead in his Nashville apartment Friday. Hager had apparently died in his sleep, said Sam Lovullo,...
Sarah Palin is the product of a design flaw -- the unintended consequence of the founders' decision to create the vice presidency. For two centuries, presidential nominees have used the office to balance the ticket by naming a running mate from a...
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Tribune reporterNot only is Barack Obama the first African-American to win the presidency, the Chicagoan also is the first winning candidate in more than a century to openly adopt a Big City ethos. One has to go back to Teddy Roosevelt, who was born in Manhattan and...
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