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    January 14, 2012

    Flak jacket inventor leaves mark on NFL

    Byron Donzis dies at 79 with his name on 35 patents, ranging from sports gear to medicine.

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    January 14, 2012

    Former broadcast journalist Threlkeld dies in crash

    NEW YORK – Richard Threlkeld, a far-ranging and award-winning correspondent who worked for both CBS and ABC News during a long career, has been killed in a car accident, CBS said. The 74-year-old Threlkeld died Friday morning in Amagansett, N.Y., and was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital. He lived in nearby East Hampton. Threlkeld spent […]

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    January 14, 2012

    Father of gymnast Comaneci dies

    BUCHAREST, Romania – Gheorghe Comaneci, the father of gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci, has died. He was 76. Comaneci arrived in Romania on Friday, a day after releasing a statement announcing her father’s death. Gheorghe Comaneci died of liver problems at Bucharest’s University Hospital on Thursday. He had been hospitalized since Dec. 26, when doctors said […]

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    January 14, 2012

    Edwards trial postponed for at least two months

    DURHAM, N.C. – A cardiologist for former presidential candidate John Edwards says he has a life-threatening medical condition that will require surgery next month, a federal judge disclosed Friday as she postponed Edwards’ campaign corruption trial for at least two months. Saying the 58-year-old Edwards suffers from “a serious condition,” U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles […]

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    January 14, 2012

    Tricky operation ahead to get fuel delivery to iced-in Nome

    A tanker and its escort finally arrive offshore, and plans are laid to transfer the fuel using a long hose.

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    January 14, 2012
    Leon Panetta

    U.S. warns Iranians against threatening Persian Gulf oil flow

    The Navy reveals that two U.S. ships in and near the Gulf have been harassed by Iranian speedboats.

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    January 14, 2012

    Arab leader warns of civil war in Syria

    BEIRUT – The head of the Arab League warned Friday that Syria may be sliding toward civil war, as security forces fired on thousands of people who poured into the streets in support of army defectors who switched sides to try to topple President Bashar Assad. At least 10 people were killed, activists said. The […]

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    January 14, 2012

    Van der Sloot sentenced to 28 years in prison

    The sentencing comes a day after an Alabama judge declared Natalee Holloway legally dead.

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    January 14, 2012

    Marines to probe circumstances of video

    All four Marines filmed urinating on dead Afghans have been interviewed, but no decisions made.

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    January 14, 2012
    PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS

    Communities try to get handle on plastic

    Plastic bags are described alternately as environmental hazards and a convenience for shoppers, and more places are opting to keep them out.