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Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut put a protester in a chokehold while gobbling his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs…

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at US Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced at a memorial on Sunday where Williams was…

'Minions' set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

By Lindsey Bahr - AP Film Writer Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. " Minions: The Rise of Gru " brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America,…

Boy helps Brown put new spin on 'Let's go, Brandon' chant

By Steve Megargee -AP Sports Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Brandon Brown wanted a way to change the narrative behind the "Let's go, Brandon" message after his first career NASCAR victory inadvertently fostered a chant that has been used…

An 'MRI' for trees helps save live oaks on Mississippi Coast

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald undefined OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Before a developer starts construction on a new project in downtown Ocean Springs, he ordered root scans of two century-old oak trees on the property to show him…

Long-missing Alexander Hamilton letter put on public display

BOSTON (AP) — A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and believed stolen decades ago from the Massachusetts state archives is going back on display — though not exactly in the room where it happened. The founding father's letter…

Biden offshore drilling proposal would allow up to 11 sales

By Janet Connaughey and Matthew Brown-Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Friday proposed up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one off the Alaska coast over the next…