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Reid’s Minute Roundup: Reasons For Winless AFC North

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BOSTON (CBS) – There’s a new segment in town on WBZ-TV’s Patriots GameDay. Levan Reid is known for his Patriots reporting, but you may also remember him as Doc Brooks on the Onion SportsDome’s “Get Out Of My Face” segments. It was only a matter of time until Levan’s “Doc side” broke free, and because…

Miss America Pageant Returns To Atlantic City Tonight

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Miss America pageant returns Sunday night to the place where it all started: Atlantic City. Will the next Miss America be the tattooed Army sergeant, Miss Kansas, or the inspirational Miss Iowa, who was born without part of an arm? Will it be Miss Hawaii or Miss California —…

Coakley To Announce Bid For Governor

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BOSTON (CBS) — Attorney General Martha Coakley will announce a run for governor on Monday. Coakley plans to throw her hat into the ring with an announcement in her home town of Medford on Monday followed by an 18-city barnstorming tour for the next three days, her aide said. Coakley lost to Scott Brown in…

Thompson: Full Vote Count ‘Is About Democracy’

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bill Thompson’s campaign for mayor might be entering its final hours, but he’s holding out hope that he’ll still be in the race after all ballots are counted this week. The former city comptroller finished second in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. If front-runner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, receives 40 percent of…

Despite Skepticism Of Putin, Schumer Welcomes U.S.-Russia Deal On Syria

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he does not trust Vladimir Putin, but he also welcomes any help the Russian president can provide in removing chemical weapons from Syria. “Obviously, we’re going to have to be real careful,” Schumer said of an agreement between Russia and the United States that could prevent…

LeBron Marries Girlfriend At Grand Del Mar Hotel In San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (CBSNewYork/AP) — LeBron James has added another ring to his collection. James wanted his wedding day to be perfect and private. It appears he got both. With guests dining on a five-course dinner, prefaced by plenty of appetizers and all done under incredibly tight security, the Miami Heat star married his longtime partner…

State Program Fixes Bridges But More Need Repair

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BOSTON (AP) — An aggressive, multibillion-dollar bridge repair program has helped Massachusetts significantly reduce its number of bridges with structural problems, but hundreds are still awaiting repair. Meanwhile, several dozen of those bridges are also deemed “fracture critical,” or at risk of collapse if a single, vital component fails, according to an Associated Press review…

Patriots Blog: Gold Stars & Penalty Flags Week 2

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BOSTON (CBS) — Not the type of game that makes you feel positive about the Patriots future going forward for the season. A win is a win though. Here are your gold stars and penalty flags. Gold Stars: Kyle Arrington gets a gold star. For the second week in a row, he’s made an impact…

What In Heck Could You Be Thinking???????

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I’m trying to remember the first time I heard someone say….”what could you be thinking.” I think it might have been my brother Rick, but so many times in the course of almost every day……I find myself saying under my breath (or sometimes very much out-loud)…….”What the hell could you be thinking?” A couple of…

Schumer Wants Tougher Standards For Chinese Chicken

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ALBANY (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer says he wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make it tougher on processed chickens that will soon come from China for sale in the United States. The USDA this month approved the sale of chickens raised in the United States but processed in China to be sold back…

Man Sought In Connection With Attempted Robbery In The Bronx

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for the public’s health in tracking down a man who attempted to rob a woman in the Bronx last week. A 32-year-old woman was entering her apartment building in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx around 6 a.m. Tuesday when the suspect followed her inside, displayed a…

Powerball Jackpot To Climb To $400 Million

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Powerball jackpot is expected to swell to an estimated $400 million after no ticket matched all of Saturday’s winning numbers. The five numbers drawn Saturday evening in the multi-state game were 1-17-25-37-44 and the Powerball: 20. Entering the weekend Powerball drawing, the jackpot had been estimated at $317 million with…