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  • 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...

  • '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...

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