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  • Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear. The death of the style icon...

  • Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor during Watergate, dies

    Washington Post
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93. From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in...

  • Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights. Gay couples began to apply for marriage licenses Tuesday...

  • Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday....

  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' toys after outcry

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher...

  • Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct. Watts, 28, and her boyfriend Brian Lucas, 43, were each charged with a single...

  • Coach fired over watermelon, ape-like celebrations

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds. Superintendent Nancy McGinley said Tuesday she was contacted last week by a board...

  • FBI: 3 Colorado girls may have tried to join Islamic jihadis

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER — The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after stopping them in Germany. Spokeswoman...

  • Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game. The Dallas Cowboys released Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, dropping the rush end as they prepare for several potential...

  • US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to...

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