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Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like the late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014

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US launches airstrikes around Iraq's Haditha Dam

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 September 2014

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Developer dead in mystery crash revamped a NY city

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A developer presumed dead with his wife in a private plane crash near Jamaica had an "uncanny instinct" for revitalizing properties and an "incalculable" impact on his western New York hometown's resurgence from crumbling industrial center to trendy destination for young professionals, friends and colleagues said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 September 2014

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Monsoon rains kill 128 in Pakistan, 108 in India

 

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in the coming days and troops raced to evacuate people from deluged areas.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 September 2014

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A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma Torres sees herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014

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Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

 

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Shadowed by two U.S. fighter jets, a small plane with its windows frosted and its pilot slumped over flew a ghostly 1,700-mile journey down the Atlantic Coast and beyond Friday before finally crashing in the waters off Jamaica.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014

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US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014

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NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014

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