Former Senator Arlen Specter Dies

(Reuters) – Arlen Specter, a gruff, independent-minded moderate who spent three decades in the U.S. Senate but was spurned by Pennsylvania voters after switching in 2009 from Republican to Democrat, died on Sunday of cancer, his family said. He was 82.

Specter had announced in August a recurrence of…

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Yankees Derek Jeter Breaks Ankle, Out For Rest of Season

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter has broken his ankle and is out for the rest of the postseason.

Three innings after Raul Ibanez sent the 47,122 in Yankee Stadium into a frenzy with a tying two-run homer, the durable Yankees captain stunned the crowd silent when he didn…

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Actor, TV Host Gary Collins Dies

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Gary Collins, an actor, television show host and former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died Saturday, authorities said. He was 74.

Collins, a resident of Biloxi, Miss., died of natural causes just before 1 a.m. Saturday after he was admitted Friday evening to…

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Ex-Raider Going To Trial For 4 Murders

A Los Angeles County judge on Friday ordered that Anthony Wayne Smith, a defensive lineman who played for eight years in the 1990s for the NFL’s Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, must stand trial for four murders.

Judge Lisa Chung ruled after a four-day preliminary hearing in a…

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22 Saved From Sinking Boat in San Francisco Bay

Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their boat hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and began sinking Friday night, officials said.

The 45-foot Neptune hit the shoal around…

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