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MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016


Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

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A police officer stands guard as passengers wait in line at Terminal 7 in Los Angeles International Airport, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (Ringo H.W. Chiu / Associated Press)

False reports made LAX scare hard to avoid

A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a sword, officials said.

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Iceland’s Met Office: 2 earthquakes rock large volcano

LONDON – Iceland’s Meteorological Office says two earthquakes early Monday rocked the caldera of Katla, one of the country’s largest volcanos. Gunnar Gudmundsson, a geophysicist, said authorities are monitoring the situation at the volcano in southern Iceland and described it ...

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FEMA criticized as slow on disaster housing aid in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. – The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana’s damage from catastrophic flooding says the Federal Emergency Management Agency response has been “pitiful.” U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican, toured the destruction Monday with U.S. Rep. Garret ...

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FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Huma Abedin, alongside her husband, then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, speaks during a news conference in New York. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York. (Kathy Willens / AP)

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Anthony Weiner over new scandal

NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York. Abedin says in a statement released by Clinton’s presidential campaign: “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband.

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SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016





Migrants and refugees flee  Libya on Sunday on  a dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea headed for the coast of Italy. (Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press)

Europe’s refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it

Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried to speed up deportations of rejected asylum-seekers. Yet many issues still remain.

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