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NEW YORK — Officials say one person has died and three others are hospitalized with serious injuries after a fire broke out at a New York City building housing a deli and apartments. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 11 a.m.


NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem's role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that resonated deeply with women by celebrating their strength and individuality — and demanding, well, just a little respect. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 975 words. AP Video.


NEW YORK — When Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys and other awards shows, worked with the Obama administration on a concert honoring women at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama laid down one rule. "You aren't doing a tribute to women in my house without Aretha Franklin," Ehrlich recalls Obama telling him. By Nekesa Mumbi Moody. SENT: 695 words. AP Photos.

NEW YORK — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 1280 words. AP Photos.


— MONTAUK-DRUG BUST: Authorities say more than a dozen seasonal employees working in popular bars and restaurants on Long Island's East End have been arrested in a drug bust.

— NIGHTCLUB-CARBON MONOXIDE: Fire officials say more than two dozen people have been treated for apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a New York City nightclub.

— SEVERE WEATHER-WATERWAY DEBRIS: Authorities are warning boaters to be alert for large amounts of debris washed into upstate New York lakes, rivers and canals by torrential rainfall earlier this week.

— XGR-TANNING SALONS-TEENS: New York state now prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths.

— GM PLANT-ORIGINAL EMPLOYEE: One of a western New York auto plant's original employees is returning to the factory floor to help celebrate the plant's 80th anniversary.

— LIRR-TRACK FATALITY: Authorities say a 23-year-old man has been struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train in Suffolk County.

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