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  • Wheelchair parachutist rolling off 876-foot bridge

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Imagine plunging off an 876-foot-high bridge with only a parachute as a lifeline. Now imagine doing it in a wheelchair. That's what Lonnie Bissonnette will be doing Saturday. He even sticks the landing. Paralyzed below the waist since a 2004 parachuting...

  • Ex-US POWs visit Japan, recall horrors of war

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — The prisoners of war held in Tokyo's Omori POW camp saw some of the most horrific destruction during the last months of World War II, as American B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs that obliterated much of the city. But in those hungry times, they also were among the...

  • Renovation takes bite out of Wrigley bleachers

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field's exterior outfield walls. The demolition of the historic ballpark's bleachers is part of a project to build a large electronic sign and six other outfield signs. Cubs spokesman Julian Green said...

  • Arts panel approves design for Eisenhower Memorial

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key arts panel has approved a revised design for a memorial to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, which could clear the way for groundbreaking. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts voted Thursday to approve Frank Gehry's design. A federal planning...

  • Portable fan blows up Florida governor's race

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Florida governor's race was spinning wildly on Thursday, almost as fast as that electric fan former Gov. Charlie Crist insists on bringing along to campaign appearances. The resulting dust-up provoked the rarest of pleasures — an unscripted moment in a...

  • Authorities: Woman jumped with kids, killing 1

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    LYMAN, N.H. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman was charged with murder and assault after authorities said she jumped out a second-story window over the summer with her 4-month-old twins, killing her son and severely injuring her daughter. Patina Welch, of Lyman, was arraigned Thursday...

  • Dutch biker gang members join the fight against Islamic State

    By Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    At least three members of Dutch biker gang have joined up with Kurdish fighters in Iraq, according to Agence France Presse. The trio belong to a group known as "No Surrender," a gang with chapters across the country. Their leader, Otto Klaas, confirmed that three...

  • Feds: Good news on polar vortex

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say. Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said...

  • Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to dozens and more likely

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    KATMANDU, Nepal — Search teams rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered 10 more bodies Thursday in the wake of a series of blizzards and avalanches that battered the Himalayas in central Nepal, leaving at least 27 people dead. About 70 people were still missing along...

  • Medical examiner releases cause of Joan Rivers' death

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    NEW YORK — The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor's...

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