Plane With Unresponsive Pilot Crashes Off Jamaica

Posted by Associated Press on September 5, 2014
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A prominent real estate developer and his wife were aboard the plane that strayed out of control and crashed off the coast of Jamaica.

Rick Glazer says Friday that his parents, Larry and Jane Glazer, were both licensed pilots. He says he can’t confirm they were killed, saying, “we know so little.”

In the meantime, New York politicians issued …

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Comedian Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Posted by Associated Press on September 4, 2014
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Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends, daughter Melissa Rivers said. She was hospitalized Aug. 28 after going into cardiac arrest …

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Oregon Zoo Says Goodbye…

Posted by Associated Press on September 4, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Riley the visiting giraffe is about to leave his temporary home at the Oregon Zoo in Portland and head home to Salt Lake City.

After a two-year stay, Oregon Zoo officials say the 17-foot-tall giraffe will be returning to Utah’s Hogle Zoo this month. He came to Portland during renovations at his home zoo, which recently opened …

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Obama Says Beheading Videos Won’t Intimidate U.S.

Posted by Associated Press on September 3, 2014
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TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group.

Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’s …

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Video Purports to Show Beheading of Second U.S. Journalist

Posted by Associated Press on September 2, 2014
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BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act …

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