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Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like “Mrs. Doubtfire” or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in “Good Will Hunting,” died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown Sr. stood alone in the center of the narrow street where the blood of his namesake son still stained the gray pavement, two days after the 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer. He straightened a waist-high wooden cross and re-lit the candles erected as part of a makeshift memorial.

White students will no longer be majority in schools

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children.

Peanut plant chief admits to faking salmonella tests

ALBANY, Ga. — A Georgia peanut plant manager testified Friday that his company had been shipping contaminated nuts with fake documents showing them to be salmonella-free before the plant was identified as the source of a nationwide outbreak that killed nine Americans and sickened more than 700.

Airstrikes undertaken as U.S. re-engages in Iraq

WASHINGTON — U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq today, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama’s promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.

GM recalls SUVs that catch fire

DETROIT — General Motors’ troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

Obama to sign veterans’ health care overhaul

WASHINGTON — Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law today.

Hamas leader at Gaza rally: War not over yet

GAZA CITY — A senior Hamas official has told supporters at a Gaza City rally that the war with Israel won’t be over until the group’s political demands are met.
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Hawaii braces for hurricane Iselle

HONOLULU — Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn’t — and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.

Alzheimer’s drug effective in mice

HARTFORD, Conn. — Researching a new drug compound on mice, Yale School of Medicine researchers were able to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s on learning and memory, the school announced Tuesday.

Divide between red and blue states over health care deepens

WASHINGTON D.C. — States that have aggressively put the Affordable Care Act into practice have cut the number of uninsured residents sharply — in some cases in half or better — while those that balked have improved little if at all, according to new data released Tuesday.

Seattle artist sues company over ‘Angry Birds’ pet toys

SEATTLE — A Seattle artist who designed a line of plush pet toys called “Angry Birds” is suing the company that sold them, saying it cheated her of millions of dollars when it reached a deal with the Finnish company that makes the insanely popular videogame of the same name.

Gluten labeling standards kick in

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Starting this week, “gluten-free” labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term “gluten-free” had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.
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Republican establishment on a roll over tea party

WASHINGTON — Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Senate Republicans this year. Next up: Tennessee, and the odds for the upstarts are no better.

Tainted Ohio water coming under increased scrutiny

TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio’s governor and several prominent lawmakers promise there will be a lot more attention to Lake Erie after the state’s fourth-largest city was forced to tell 400,000 people to stop drinking its water.

Obama: U.S. companies to invest $14B in Africa

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration today announced $14 billion in commitments from U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to boost economic partnerships.