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  • Actor Ben Powers, known for 'Good Times' TV role, dies at 64

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at age 64.

    Associated Press
  • Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan 'honour killing'

    A Pakistani man and his father have been arrested in the country's latest so-called "honour killing" after they set the son's wife alight for leaving the house without asking his permission, police said Sunday. Muhammad Siddique became enraged on learning that his wife, Shabana Bibi, 25, had…

    AFP
  • Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

    The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.

    Associated Press
  • Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks

    Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the…

    Reuters
  • Denny Hamlin pulls out of Bristol race with neck injury

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin pulled out of Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of a neck strain that worsened during a rain delay of nearly four hours.

    Associated Press
  • Ethiopia condemns purported executions in Libya of Christians

    Ethiopia condemned Sunday the reported killing of Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya, and vowed to continue its fight against Islamist extremists. "We strongly condemn such atrocities, whether they are Ethiopians are not," Ethiopian Minster of Communications Redwan Hussein told AFP. Ethiopia's…

    AFP
  • Mexico says captures Juarez Cartel leader

    Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had captured a leader of the Juarez Cartel wanted by the United States government who took the helm after the organization's long-time chief was nabbed last year. The leader, Jesus Aguayo, was detained on Friday by Federal troops in Villa Ahumada in the…

    Reuters
  • Denver police issue dozens of citations at pot events

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people still can't use it in public.

    Associated Press
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    Raleigh man charged with killing pregnant girlfriend - baby survives

    Police say victim who was 6-months pregnant was shot near Raleigh mall Saturday night - doctors were able to save the unborn infant

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.

    Associated Press
  • Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease': WHO

    Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday. The "current hypothesis is cause of the event is herbicides", WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said in a tweet. "Tests…

    AFP
  • Toddler shot in drive-by near Seattle dies

    A one-year-old girl who was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting near Seattle on Thursday died late Saturday from her wounds, hospital officials said. The girl was brain dead and life support care had been removed, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center said. Police in Kent, Washington,…

    Reuters
  • One man's last wish, 'Don't vote for Hillary Clinton.' Will it matter?

    Larry Darrell Upright died this week. "In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children .... Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. We promise not to vote for Hillary," one mourner wrote. A CNN poll released Monday shows that…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around oil-rich city of Kirkuk

    Kurdish authorities said their forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, drove Islamic State militants from an 84 square kilometer (32 sq mile) area in northern Iraq over the weekend, widening a buffer around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. The Kurdistan region's security council said in a…

    Reuters
  • Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.

    Associated Press
  • Death of Baltimore man a week after arrest raises questions

    (Reuters) - A black man died in a Baltimore hospital on Sunday, a week after he was arrested and dragged into a police van by white patrol officers, authorities said on Sunday, raising questions about how he sustained his injuries and prompting an investigation. Freddie Gray, 27, died at the Shock…

    Reuters
  • Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

    BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

    Associated Press