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