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Russian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk - Pantagraph
In this image from a video provided by the APTN, TV crews of different channels gather near the gates to Vnukovo 3 business airport outside Moscow, Russia, Monday night, Oct. 20, 2014. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet ...
Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed - Pantagraph
Tin Aye, chairman of Myanmar Union Election Commission, talks to journalists as he attends coordination and cooperation workshop of Union Election Commission and political parties at a hotel Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. Tin Aye made the ...
Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape - Pantagraph
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C. suburb.
Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83 - Pantagraph
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, the head of Iran's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the country's supreme leader, has died. He was 83. Kani was the the chairman of the Assembly of Experts, a body ...
Taliban attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers in Kabul - Pantagraph
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital. Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, says the blast occurred Tuesday morning while army troops ...
Politicians join protest outside Met over opera - Pantagraph
Beverly Wulliger, center, of New York, and her husband Rabbi Solomon Wulliger stand near Lincoln Center as they protest the opera "Death of Klinghoffer" Monday, Oct 20, 2014, in New York. American composer John Adams' opera has been a lightning rod since ...
In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama - Pantagraph
CHICAGO (AP) — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply. Across the country, far more Americans say they disapprove of the president than approve. He's so politically toxic that Democratic ...
Man in shooting spree says officers are bad shots - Pantagraph
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship, according to papers filed in court. "Your guys ...
Owner pleads guilty in Vegas puppy store fire case - Pantagraph
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pet shop owner has pleaded guilty to felony arson and insurance fraud in a fire at a Las Vegas pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters earlier this year. Court spokeswoman Mary Ann Price says Gloria Lee ...
6-year-old buying bubblegum killed in drive-by - Pantagraph
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl was killed during a drive-by shooting while shopping for bubblegum with her father at a convenience store in Kansas City, according to police, who are vowing to find those responsible for her death. Hundreds of ...
Attorney: Heroin clouded prostitute's judgment - Pantagraph
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin on his yacht say their client had also injected herself, clouding her judgment. Larry Biggam, who represents 26-year-old ...
Agency warns car owners to fix air bags - Pantagraph
DETROIT — A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments ...
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PAXTON — Two Central Illinois men face up to three decades in prison when they are sentenced in December in the kidnapping and armed robbery o… DALLAS (AP) — About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may ...
Beyond survival mode - Pantagraph
Jason and Rhionna Watson are very good at making their money go a long way. They have to be. On a modest combined income the couple have raised three children, earned college degrees, started careers and remained steadfast contributors to their church.
EPA awards $8.6 million to reduce Lake Erie algae - Pantagraph
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Three states are receiving a combined $8.6 million in federal grants for programs aimed at reducing phosphorus runoff that causes harmful algae blooms in western Lake Erie, which led officials to order about 400,000 people not ...