Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant. Image source: YouTube Kazantsev …

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The white celebrity chef boyfriend of a black actress said the couple was detained by Los Angeles police based on an assumption that she was a prostitute and he was her client. Daniele Watts, who played Coco in the Oscar-nominated “Django Unchained,” was handcuffed during the incident that her boyfriend Brian James Lucas — a.k.a. …

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COSHOCTON, Ohio (TheBlaze/AP) — Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other’s establishments over a years-long feud. The letter to New Beginnings Ministries Pastor Bill Dunfee and strip club owner Thomas George was signed by the city law director, the county prosecutor and the …

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BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly said investigators hope to soon interview Trooper Alex …

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LEMOORE, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean has been identified. The pilot was Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, the Navy said Sunday. Image source: Facebook Poloski was the subject of a 36-hour search in the waters off the …

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TheBlaze posted a story earlier this week about a speech Republican Sen. Ted Cruz gave at a Middle Eastern Christians event in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (Image source: AP/Tony Gutierrez) The crowd seemingly started to turn on Cruz when he suggested that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” Individuals in the …

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PARIS (TheBlaze/AP) — Iraq’s president said it’s “not necessary” that Arab powers Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia participate in airstrikes against the Islamic State group. President Fouad Massoum also expressed regret that Iran was not invited to take part in the 26-nation conference in Paris on Monday to try to counter the …

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (TheBlaze/AP) — Six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, police said, adding that the suspects remain at large Family members and friends were outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in Anchorage at 4:25 a.m. Sunday when one family member and the suspects began arguing. Moments later …

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A second British hostage ISIS fanatics are threatening to murder can today be revealed as a taxi driver who travelled to Syria to help refugees. Islamic militants warned in a chilling video that 47-year-old Alan Henning – who is originally from the Greater Manchester area – would be the next person to die after father-of-two …

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The White House on Sunday put pressure on Congress to vote this week in favor of training and arming Syrian rebels as part of President Obama’s plan to destroy the Islamic State, making clear that sending U.S. combat troops is not an option. Mark my words that when this blows up in our face, and …

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Every year, on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Elizabeth Stringer Keefe has posted online the same wedding photo a friend found at Ground Zero, in the hopes that she could reunite the photo with its owner. She tried again this week: Every year on #911 I post this photo hoping 2 return 2 …

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A White House pool report released Sunday afternoon said President Barack Obama was going golfing, leading to the usual round of “Obama golfs while the world burns.” But this time even former CNN interviewer Piers Morgan got in on the action: RELATED: Poll: Majority of Americans Think It’s ‘Unfair’ to Criticize Obama for Golfing Might …

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A mob of Wisconsin teens attempted to rob a group of adults in Milwaukee only to be shot at by a West Allis man carrying a concealed carry weapon. Police say that a group of teens attempted to rob a group of adults when one of the men pulled out his gun and began shooting …

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In 2012, Bank of America told an Arizona gun maker that it would no longer provide banking services for the company, just because it makes guns. Kelly McMillan, whose family has been in the firearms business since 1973, quickly learned that he wasn’t alone. Many banks were becoming skittish about doing any business with gun …

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Connect the dots: Obama met with cleric who supports Hezbollah on 9/11 By Allen West US President Barack Obama gestures for the crowd to keep quiet about his visit to the O&H Danish Bakery to buy kringle pastries so that First Lady Michelle Obama wouldn’t find out about the visit, during a town hall event …

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Sandwich shop Jimmy John’s trying to settle a class-action lawsuit like its catchphrase – “freaky fast.” Legal documents show that the plaintiff, Heather Starks, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles County, CA, claiming that a sandwich she ordered was supposed to contain sprouts but did not. Starks claimed “that she purchased sandwiches advertised in online …

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