L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at age 94
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L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at age 94

PARIS (AP) — Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world’s richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94. Bettencourt’s daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said in a written statement Thursday that her mother “left peacefully” overnight in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Liliane Bettencourt was the only child of Eugene Schueller, … Continue reading

Sugar Ramos, champion shadowed by 2 ring deaths, dies at 75
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Sugar Ramos, champion shadowed by 2 ring deaths, dies at 75

Sugar Ramos, champion shadowed by 2 ring deaths, dies at 75 By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer Sugar Ramos, the Cuban featherweight champion whose fists led to two ring deaths — one inspiring a Bob Dylan song — has died in Mexico City. He was 75. He died Sunday from cancer complications, the World Boxing Council … Continue reading

The Latest: 3 arrested in connection to violent clashes
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The Latest: 3 arrested in connection to violent clashes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local): 11:54 p.m. Three more men have been arrested in connection to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. The Virginia State Police announced late Saturday that Troy Dunigan, a 21-year-old from Chattanooga, Tennessee, was … Continue reading

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Medical examiner: Hampton Roads jail inmate hanged himself

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A medical examiner has concluded that the 20-year-old who died at Hampton Roads Regional Jail hanged himself. Donna Price, administrator of the chief medical examiner’s Norfolk office, told the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2mXh7Tm) Wednesday that Jakim Shareike Funderburk’s cause of death was hanging, and the manner was suicide. Jail staff found Funderburk the … Continue reading

Deal made after Mexican man died at border gets initial OK
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Deal made after Mexican man died at border gets initial OK

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge tentatively approved an agreement Thursday, March 2, for the U.S. government to pay $1 million to the children of a Mexican man who died after being detained by immigration authorities and shot several times with a stun gun. The settlement considered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Louisa Porter is … Continue reading

Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies
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Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who conducted major orchestras in England, Japan and other countries, died Tuesday after suffering a second stroke earlier this month, the orchestra said. He was 93. Skrowaczewski’s family told Minnesota Orchestra president Kevin Smith that he died at a suburban Minneapolis hospital, according to … Continue reading

Jordan commander: IS expands hold in border camp for Syrians
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Jordan commander: IS expands hold in border camp for Syrians

JORDAN-SYRIA BORDER (AP) — Armed Islamic State extremists are expanding their influence in a sprawling camp for displaced Syrians on Jordan’s border, posing a growing threat to the U.S.-allied kingdom, a senior Jordanian military commander said. Brig. Gen. Sami Kafawin, chief of Jordan’s border forces, spoke to The Associated Press during a tour of the … Continue reading

Hamas names shadowy militant as new leader in Gaza
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Hamas names shadowy militant as new leader in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has named a shadowy militant commander as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, an official media outlet confirmed on Monday, placing one of the Islamic militant group’s most hard-line figures in charge of its core power base. The appointment of Yehiya Sinwar, who was freed by Israel … Continue reading

More than 1.5 million are refugees from South Sudan, says UN
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More than 1.5 million are refugees from South Sudan, says UN

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More than 1.5 million South Sudanese have become refugees and their humanitarian needs are overwhelming aid efforts during the country’s civil war, according to the United Nations. South Sudan’s civil war began in December 2013 and roughly 3.6 million people have fled their homes or become refugees, according to the U.N. … Continue reading

The Latest: Syria unveils new Hama statue to Assad’s father
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The Latest: Syria unveils new Hama statue to Assad’s father

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Syria’s state news agency says authorities have unveiled a statue of late President Hafez Assad in the city of Hama to replace the one pulled down by demonstrators nearly six years ago, in the early days of the uprising against his … Continue reading