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Last original Ramones member dies

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Conductor Lorin Maazel dies at Va. home at 84

CASTLETON, Va. (AP) — Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in Virginia. He was 84.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Police officer slain by killer who sought fame

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Family and friends say Melvin Santiago had dreamed of being a police officer since he was a boy, seeking to follow in the footsteps of his uncle.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Sheriff: Bus was hit by stolen car going wrong way

 

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Work to tow away Costa Concordia to start soon

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — Italian authorities say work to float the shipwrecked Costa Concordia so it can be towed away for scrapping can start Monday, weather-permitting.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive

JERUSALEM (AP) — Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the seaside territory.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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