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‘The Weegee Guide to New York’ shows mid-20th century city

This combination shows the Aug. 10, 1945 photo "Celebration in the Garment District on Japanese offer to surrender" by Weegee, provided by the International Center of Photography in New York, and the same vantage point on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography, Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and billboards.

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High school girl asks friend to prom with help from Jets

NEW YORK (AP) — This was one touchdown of a promposal — with the help of the New York Jets.

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Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers

In this frame grab from a video provided by The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a teen driver loses control of her vehicle after she was driving distracted. Distractions, especially talking with passengers and using cellphones,  play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers who analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash. (AP Photo/The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.

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Oprah Winfrey selling furniture, paintings in auction

In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announced Tuesday, March 24, 2015, that Winfrey will sell paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence at auction next month. The auction house says proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month.

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Beijing renews 2022 Winter Olympics air quality assurances

Members of the 2022 Evaluation Commission for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and representatives of Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid committee listen to a presentation as they tour Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

BEIJING (AP) — Leaders of Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics said Wednesday the capital’s notorious air pollution will be much improved by the time of the games.

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