Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released
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Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday. U.S. officials say Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her husband, Canadian Joshua … Continue reading

Media: S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans
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Media: S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North Korean leadership, according to South Korean media reports. The United States, meanwhile, staged another show of force meant to deter any North Korean aggression … Continue reading

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