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Missouri Tour Boat Captain Indicted After Sinking Kills 17

Missouri Tour Boat Captain Indicted After Sinking Kills 17

By MARGARET STAFFORD , Associated Press . KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charges have been filed against the captain of a tourist boat that sank in a southwest Missouri lake in July and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, federal prosecutors said Thursday. A federal indictment shows 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee…

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Ginsburg, 85, Hospitalized After Fracturing 3 Ribs In Fall

Ginsburg, 85, Hospitalized After Fracturing 3 Ribs In Fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital. The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. The court says the fall occurred Wednesday…

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Suspect Used Smoke, .45-Caliber Handgun In California Mass Shooting

Suspect Used Smoke, .45-Caliber Handgun In California Mass Shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A law enforcement official says authorities have identified the gunman and the handgun he used to kill 12 people at a Southern California bar. The official told The Associated Press the man was 29 years old and deployed a smoke device and used a .45-caliber handgun when he opened fire inside…

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Thirteen Dead After California Bar Shooting

Thirteen Dead After California Bar Shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff says 13 people are dead, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman, after a shooting inside a crowded Southern California bar late Wednesday. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus responded to the scene and was shot after he entered the building. He died at…

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Christian Woman Acquitted Of Blasphemy Freed In Pakistan

Christian Woman Acquitted Of Blasphemy Freed In Pakistan

By KATHY GANNON ,  Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted after eight years on death row for blasphemy was released but her whereabouts in Islamabad on Thursday remained a closely guarded secret in the wake of demands by radical Islamists that she be publicly executed. Aasia Bibi was with her family and under…

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