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Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies
Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point.
Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site
International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted.
Celebrate 45 years since man’s first steps on moon
Now’s the time to get moonstruck.
Today in History for Sunday, July 20, 2014
Today is Sunday, July 20, the 201st day of 2014. There are 164 days left in the year.
Destructive Washington fire empties another town
A massive wildfire that destroyed about 100 homes is forcing the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes, and a partial evacuation of a third community in the scenic Methow Valley is also underway.
Top Colorado Court halts Denver gay marriages
Colorado’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Denver County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the state’s ban against the unions remains in place.
Mayor says NYC man’s arrest, death ‘troubling’
A New York City man died during an arrest — partially captured on amateur video — during which a plain-clothes police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold while several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs.
Today in History for Saturday, July 19, 2014
Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2014. There are 165 days left in the year.
One dead, 50 injured in upstate NY tour bus crash
A teenage girl died and more than 50 people were injured when a Canadian tour bus skidded off Interstate 87, broke through a median guard rail and rolled on its side down a steep embankment in northeastern New York.
Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce
The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas’ rocket-firing abilities and the tunnels militants use to infiltrate Israel.
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