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NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith are meeting Tuesday to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association has been unhappy with what it calls “lack of transparency” in the...
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Wet basements in Buffalo as flooding fears ease

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, helps resident Nancy Barletta through the snow at her house while surveying the aftermath of last week’s lake-effect snowstorms on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Tom Kozaczka walks in his yard along the...
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Storm may snarl trip for Thanksgiving travelers

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A nor’easter was expected to develop along the East Coast just as millions of travelers head to their Thanksgiving destinations, bringing mostly rain close to the coast, but heavier snow further inland. The exact track and severity of the storm...
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AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. Upon reading them, Kerouac scrapped an early draft of “On...
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Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand he be indicted in the death of Michael Brown. After...