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A filmmaker's quest to ID men behind Lockerbie bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Ken Dornstein was 19 years old and home for the holidays when he and his family received word that his 25-year-old brother, an aspiring writer living abroad, was one of 270 people killed when the New York-bound Boeing 747 he was flying on crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015

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Key Southern California interstate blocked in flash flooding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emergency crews shoveled mud from a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles after flash flood debris blocked the important roadway, stranded hundreds of vehicles, and forced some motorists to take refuge on top of their cars.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015

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Hastert attorney says former speaker intends to plead guilty

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert intends to plead guilty in a multimillion-dollar hush-money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct from decades ago, a defense attorney told a federal judge Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Scottish prosecutors: 2 Libyans are Lockerbie bomb suspects

LONDON (AP) — A quarter century after one of the worst terror attacks in British history, prosecutors say they have identified two new Libyan suspects in the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, and want U.S. and Scottish investigators to interview them in Tripoli.

Given Libya's instability, that may be a remote prospect.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Review: Amazon's gizmos aim to be assistants for your abode

NEW YORK (AP) — When I brought home review models of Amazon's Echo speaker, a sort of smart, voice-controlled speaker, and two Dash buttons that reorder household products with a single touch, I wasn't convinced I'd find them all that useful in my daily life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Attorneys: Law forced woman to sue nephew over medical bills

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who sued her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 over injuries she received when he exuberantly greeted her at his birthday party four years ago was forced to go to court over her medical bills, her lawyers said Wednesday as backlash against her on social media sites poured in.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Leftover cash? Ex-lawmakers find plenty of use for money

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No matter how they exited — a loss, a resignation, a retirement — former members of Congress can pretty much do whatever they want with leftover campaign cash as long as it's political or charitable.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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APNewsBreak: US analysts knew Afghan site was hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the Oct. 3 U.S. air attack on a hospital in Afghanistan, American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on the facility — which they knew was a protected medical site — because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, The Associated Press has learned.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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