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  • 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...

  • '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...

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