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  • 'Modern Family' actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as "Lone Star" and comedic parts in TV shows like "Modern Family," has died. She was 55. Pena's manager, Gina Rugolo, said Wednesday the Cuban-American actress died Tuesday in Los...

  • Southwest fares drop below $100 round trip for short time

    By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Southwest rolled out a fare sale Tuesday in which the price of its flights appear to be based on distancem, according to a USA TODAY report. The sale covers flights in early December and from Jan. 6 through mid-February. Southwest in the past has rolled out fare sales in which fares...

  • JFK wedding negatives sell for $34K at auction

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — One black-and-white photograph captures a dapper John F. Kennedy slicing into his wedding cake. Another shows the family dog peeking out playfully from the folds of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's billowing white dress. The images were among those imprinted on 13 original...

  • Abandoned mines spill orange sludge in Arizona

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A popular tourist attraction in southern Arizona is at risk of being contaminated with orange and brown sludge that spilled from two abandoned mines near Patagonia. The Trench Camp and Lead Queen mines overflowed late last month because of heavy rainfall caused by...

  • Gas leak likely caused fire that destroyed 70 cars

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    BOULDER — Investigators say a barn fire in Erie that destroyed about 70 cars — many of them classic — and caused more than $5 million in damage was likely caused by a gas leak. The fire was reported the morning of Oct. 8 after a tenant on the property heard an explosion and ran...

  • Up in the sky, a mystery space plane _ but why?

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B? Must be a secret space weapon. Or something to rocket next-generation spy gear into orbit. Or maybe a decoy to keep China's military guessing. The purpose of...

  • US man guilty of assisting suicide gets jail time

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A former nurse in Minnesota who admitted to going online years ago and preying upon suicidal people — encouraging two to take their lives — must serve nearly six months in jail as part of a sentence handed down Wednesday. William Melchert-Dinkel, 52, was...

  • Connecticut man accused of 'mopping aggressively'

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes. Police say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested Monday night and charged with breach...

  • Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next month

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet. The agency said Wednesday its unmanned probe Rosetta will release the 100-kilogram (220-pound) lander at 0835 GMT (3:35 EST) on Nov. 12. The aim is to...

  • Jay Leno returning to series TV

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    NEW YORK — Jay Leno is returning to nightly television. The former "Tonight Show" host's new prime-time venture, tentatively titled, "Jay Leno's Garage," and based on his Emmy Award-winning Web series, will premiere on CNBC in 2015, the network announced Wednesday. The...

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