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Former Sen. Fred Thompson, had TV and film roles, dies at 73

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bouncing from politics to the big screen and back, Fred Thompson played many roles well and those who knew him say the folksy former U.S. senator won't soon be forgotten for his impact on American life and the arts. He died Sunday at age 73.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015

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Latest migrant tragedy in Aegean highlights EU divisions

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Drowned babies and toddlers washed onto Greece's famed Aegean Sea beaches, and a grim-faced diver pulled a drowned mother and child from a half-sunk boat that was decrepit long before it sailed. On shore, bereaved women wailed and stunned-looking fathers cradled their children.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2015

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Colorado asks voters to reshuffle spending of new pot taxes

DENVER (AP) — The only statewide ballot question in Colorado next week seems like a no-brainer: Should the state keep $66 million in marijuana taxes it has already collected to spend on schools and drug-abuse prevention?

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2015

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Prosecutors done questioning key witness in ex-coal CEO case

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After a key government witness spent days helping defense lawyers paint a former coal boss as safety-minded, prosecutors reined their witness in Friday by directing him to testify about dozens of serious mine safety violations he agreed could have been avoided by hiring more miners or permitting more time to tend to safety tasks.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015

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Egypt says Russian aircraft crashes in Sinai, no survivors

CAIRO (AP) — A Russian aircraft carrying 224 people crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula about 20 minutes after taking off from a Red Sea resort popular with Russian tourists, Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015

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Storms, winds, lash Texas, search for 2 missing to continue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Another round of storms and strong winds was moving east across Texas on Saturday, and two people were missing from earlier flash floods in the Austin area.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015

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Fire at Philippines market kills 15 vendors, children

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A pre-dawn fire in the southern Philippines raced through public market stalls, killing 15 vendors, including six children, who were sleeping there to be up early for the weekend crowds, police said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015

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Man charged in St. Louis area black church fires

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities charged A 35-year-old black St. Louis man with arson for two of the seven church fires in a predominantly African-American part of the St. Louis region, and federal investigators said there is no evidence of a hate crime.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015

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