Monday, September 15, 2014
Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today.

What parkgoers may not know is that William Mangles designed and built it.

ICYMI: Adrian Peterson, Jets' TO top NFL topics

It is not the case that an NFL player is suspended or deactivated because of — or kept around despite — a pending criminal case each and every day. Just seems that way lately. And the futures of some players, most notably 2012 MVP Adrian Peterson, are going to be a big deal this week.

Minnesota's star running back was inactive for what became a 30-7 loss to New England on Sunday, two days after being indicted; he was charged with child abuse for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch.

Entries being accepted for Florida writing award

Nominations are being accepted for the Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing.

The award recognizes a living author for a body of work that is judged to be distinguished and influential to Floridians. The winner must reside in Florida.

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Top 5 finalists selected in Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The top 5 finalists in this year's Miss America pageant have been chosen. They are:

Tickets for Capitol symphony show now available

Free tickets will be available Monday for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performance in the state Capitol as part of the 125th anniversary of statehood.

It will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, in the rotunda and also includes the dedication and lighting ceremony for the newly restored stained glass in the Capitol.

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to have killed his mother and threatened to shoot first responders.

AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

North Korea sentences 24-year-old American man to 6 years of hard labor for espionage

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.

Top 5 finalists selected in Miss America pageant

The top 5 finalists in this year's Miss America pageant have been chosen. They are:

—Miss Arkansas Ashton Jo Campbell;

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