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  • Ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Moves Back to Tucson

    Ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Moves Back to Tucson
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Nineteen months after she and 18 others were shot at a political event -- six of them fatally -- former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned home Sunday to her native southern Arizona, her husband said. Giffords has spent most of the time...
  • Amazon, Web Retailers Begin Charging Sales Tax in California

    Amazon, Web Retailers Begin Charging Sales Tax in California
    LOS ANGELES -- The days of most tax-free Internet shopping in California are over. After years of controversy, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc., was set to begin collecting state and local sales taxes on California purchases at 12:...
  • AWOL Soldier Sentenced to Life in Fort Hood Bomb Plot

    AWOL Soldier Sentenced to Life in Fort Hood Bomb Plot
    WACO, Tex. -- A U.S. soldier charged with plotting to blow up troops from the nation's largest Army post has been sentenced to life in prison. Naser Jason Abdo was found guilty in May of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder...
  • Eddie Brandt dies at 90; Hollywood's go-to guy for film history, memorabilia

    Eddie Brandt dies at 90; Hollywood's go-to guy for film history, memorabilia
    Eddie Brandt's obsession with the movies was evident in his North Hollywood home, which he transformed into an indoor-outdoor theater by installing a film projector on a tiny loft with windows and pointing it toward his yard. Saturday night was movie...
  • Meda Chamberlain dies at 94; South L.A. community leader

    Meda Chamberlain dies at 94; South L.A. community leader
    Meda Chamberlain, a longtime local leader of the National Council of Negro Women who spent three decades working in tandem with major civil-rights activist Dorothy Height, has died. She was 94. Chamberlain, whose health had been in decline, died Aug. 5...
  • Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist

    Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist
    Cornell Dupree, a versatile guitarist whose long, productive career included performances and recordings with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Lena Horne, died Sunday at his home in Fort Worth. Dupree, who had emphysema, was...
  • Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters

    Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters
    Carl Gardner, a founding member and lead singer of the Coasters, the renowned R&B vocal group whose memorably amusing hits included "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy," has died. He was 83. Gardner, who had been battling congestive heart...
  • PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu

    PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu
    Poly Styrene Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website. Styrene, whose real name was...
  • Barney F. Hajiro dies at 94; World War II Medal of Honor recipient

    Barney F. Hajiro dies at 94; World War II Medal of Honor recipient
    Barney F. Hajiro, whose heroic actions as a World War II Army private during the rescue of the so-called Lost Battalion and in two other fierce battles in eastern France earned him a belated Medal of Honor nearly six decades later, has died. He was 94....
  • Romney anuncia su aspiración a la candidatura presidencial

    Romney anuncia su aspiración a la candidatura presidencial
    MANCHESTER, Nueva Hampshire— Mitt Romney" href="../topic/politics/government/mitt-romney-PEPLT007376.topic">Mitt Romney lanza formalmente el jueves su campaña para aspirar a la candidatura presidencial republicana. Aunque el ex gobernador de...
  • Aterrizan por error militares en Texas

    MÉXICO, DF - Un helicóptero del Ejército mexicano aterrizó el sábado por error en el aeropuerto internacional de Laredo, en Texas, Estados Unidos, reveló el diario estadounidense The Houston Chronicle. Mucia Duvalina, vocera de la agencia de Aduanas y...