Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unions
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Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Its conservative majority restored, the Supreme Court said Thursday it will return to an issue with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers. After the justices deadlocked 4-4 in a similar case last year, the high court will consider a free-speech challenge from workers who object to … Continue reading

Irma’s destruction of trailers challenges Keys’ lifestyle
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Irma’s destruction of trailers challenges Keys’ lifestyle

  KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Architect Kobi Karp has a vision for affordable housing in the Florida Keys: residences set at coconut-tree height to keep them dry, atop concrete columns holding them in place. Key West clients sought out his designs before Hurricane Irma struck the island chain this month, and he thinks the … Continue reading

Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95
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Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95

MIAMI (AP) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert DeNiro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95. LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according to fiancee … Continue reading

Shelley Berman, comedian-bard of everyday life, has died
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Shelley Berman, comedian-bard of everyday life, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Shelley Berman, who won gold records and appeared on top television shows in the 1950s and 1960s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, has died. He was 92. Berman died Friday at his home in Bell Canyon, California, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to spokesman Glenn … Continue reading

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Iraqi Shiite cleric al-Sadr slams Trump

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has slammed President-elect Donald Trump over his “escalating statements… against Islam and Muslims,” and criticized him for not distinguishing between radical and moderate Muslims. In written statement issued Thursday, the influential anti-U.S. cleric responded to the outcome of the U.S. presidential election saying “Even if the president … Continue reading

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Russia says militants used chemical weapons in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Friday its officers have found evidence of chemical weapons use by Syrian militants in the northern area of Aleppo where government forces are trying to regain control of areas they recently lost to insurgents. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that ministry experts have found … Continue reading

Israeli leader tells ministers to stay quiet on US election
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Israeli leader tells ministers to stay quiet on US election

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his Cabinet ministers to keep quiet about the American election. The official says Netanyahu told his ministers to refrain from giving any analysis or granting interviews about the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. He spoke Monday on condition of anonymity … Continue reading

The Latest: Scandinavian nations criticize Turkey on arrests
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The Latest: Scandinavian nations criticize Turkey on arrests

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and detentions in Kurdish areas of Turkey (all times local): 6:25 p.m. All three Scandinavian foreign ministers have summoned the Turkish ambassadors in Norway, Sweden and Denmark to explain the arrests of pro-Kurdish politicians. Borge Brende, foreign minister of Norway, which is outside the European Union, … Continue reading