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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.
The New York policeman who wrestled former US tennis star James Blake to the ground last month used excessive force and should face disciplinary action, a city commission looking into the incident said Thursday. It paves the way for either a negotiated settlement between the policeman and Blake or an internal New York Police Department trial. Blake, 35, was arrested, wrestled to the ground and handcuffed on September 9 outside a hotel in Manhattan as he was heading to watch the US Open.