• Police: 12 dead in Colorado theater shooting

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie today, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of …

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  • Agriculture officials tour states gripped by disasters 

    USDA Farm Service Agency WASHINGTON —As serious drought conditions continue to creep across nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials are fanning out to rural communities across the country to show support to farmers and ranchers affected by a …

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  • Country superstar Kitty Wells dies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Without Kitty Wells, there might be no Taylor Swift. Or Miranda Lambert. Or Loretta Lynn. She was the pioneer, the first female singer with enough spunk and fire to get noticed in the male-dominated world of country music. Think about it: …

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  • Deep Purple’s Jon Lord dies at age 71

    LONDON (AP) — British rocker Jon Lord, the keyboardist whose powerful, driving tones helped turn Deep Purple and Whitesnake into two of the most popular hard rock acts in a generation, died Monday. He was 71. A statement on Lord’s official website says the Leicester, …

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  • Son of Sylvester Stallone dies in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone was found dead in his Los Angeles home Friday, leaving the actor grief-stricken as authorities investigated the cause, a publicist and authorities said. Sage Stallone was found unresponsive by an employee and a relative. There …

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  • Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Celeste Holm, a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who soared to Broadway fame in “Oklahoma!” and won an Oscar in “Gentleman’s Agreement” but whose last years were filled with financial difficulty and estrangement from her sons, died Sunday, a relative said. She was …

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  • Child killed when SUV flips on I-10

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl was killed when a sport utility vehicle carrying members of two Arkansas families flipped over on Interstate 10 in Mississippi. The accident happened Thursday morning. Authorities identified the young victim as 10-year-old Taliyah McGhee of Donaldson, …

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  • USS America reunion scheduled

    BATON ROUGE, La. — The USS America Carrier Veterans Association will hold its reunion Sept. 11 through 15 at Holiday Inn South, located at 9940 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, La. A highlight of the reunion will be a trip to Pascagoula, Miss., for a …

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  • Deal saves Ark. jobs

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hawker Beechcraft says it has reached a $1.79 billion agreement with a Chinese firm for the sale of the struggling Wichita-based business jet maker. The deal does not include Hawker Beechcraft Defense Co., which would remain a separate entity. Hawker Beechcraft …

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  • US military buries airmen killed in 1965 crash

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Ever since Sherrie Hassenger’s husband went missing with five other U.S. airmen over Laos in 1965, her purpose has been to wish and to hope he would come home. When those men’s remains were buried in a single casket Monday at Arlington …

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  • Parents defend putting children to work on farms

    FULTS, Ill.  — As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming. But Mosbacher said the U.S. Labor Department was misguided in its attempts to protect children from farm accidents and he’s relieved the …

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  • NY man nears 3 millionth mile in beloved 1966 Volvo

    BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — It just keeps going, and going, and going. No, it’s not a battery. It’s Irvin Gordon’s 1966 Volvo P1800S. Gordon’s small, red two-door has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 1,176 times across …

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