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Actress And Singer Elaine Stritch Has Died

Elaine Stritch, whose talent led to a substantial career on Broadway and in cabarets, died today at age 89. She had been living in her native Michigan, where she moved last year from New York.

A 5-Hour Truce Between Hamas And Israel Ends, And Fighting Begins

Israel and Hamas agreed to hold their fire for five hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time, for humanitarian reasons. But the peace is now over, and attacks have resumed.

Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of Homes

Firefighters have yet to contain the blaze in the central part of the state. The Chiwaukum Creek Fire is burning through heavy timber and sent a plume of smoke 25,000 feet into the air.

Florida Court Overturns State's Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

The case applies only in Monroe County, which includes Key West, and will almost certainly be appealed. But a similar case is pending in Miami.

Feeling The Heat, Burning The Suits: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

The Ebola treatment center in Kailahun is the largest ever built, with 64 beds. A visit reveals the toll on the staff and how much of the Ebola-fighting budget literally goes up in smoke.

CEO Of Ignition Switch Maker Says No Responsibility For GM Deaths

Rodney O'Neal, CEO of Delphi Automotive, says the ignition switch was redesigned according to GM specifications. GM CEO Mary Barra acknowledged, "It's our responsibility."

Strike Averted On Nation's Largest Commuter Rail Line

Unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers had threatened to go out on strike Sunday, potentially stranding hundreds of thousands of commuters. But a deal was reached Thursday.

For The Love Of Black Music

For four days in the Superdome, the Essence Festival conjures an alternate universe where mature R&B performed by seasoned veterans is elevated over material aimed at teenagers.

Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants

Researchers who looked at two years of records from the Manhattan district attorney's office found that race was a significant factor in determining how prosecutors resolved cases.

Gov. Deal Explains Why Aides Contacted Ethics Commission Head

Governor Nathan Deal is offering an explanation as to why his staff contacted the head of Georgia's ethics commission. Holly LaBerge claims that Deal's top aides pressured her to end an investigation into Deal's 2010 campaign.

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