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This undated photo provided by Arthur O'Brien shows his grandfather Thomas O'Brien in his fireman's uniform after he joined the FDNY in 1917. O'Brien's heirs say their grandfather was found dead in his firehouse bunk hours after suffering a six-inch skull fracture at a Manhattan fire in 1935 and should be honored as a "line-of-duty" casualty. (Courtesy of Arthur O'Brien via AP)
November 19, 2017 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City firefighter Tom O'Brien had been battling a blaze in Manhattan for two hours on Oct. 27, 1935, and knew something was wrong as soon as he got back to the firehouse. Reports indicate he complained of a booming headache and decided to "self-medicate" with a bottle of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons presents the Vanguard Award on stage at the 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. In a report published Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in the Los Angeles Times, Model Keri Claussen Khalighi accused Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17-years-old. Simmons, denied the allegations in a statement. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 19, 2017 - 2:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report Sunday in the Los Angeles Times, Khalighi says that Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and later penetrated her...
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Ken Shank, of Ramsey, Minn., walks on the U.S. Bank Stadium concourse before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
November 19, 2017 - 1:13 pm
The highlight of Week 11 in the NFL includes a trip by the Rams to face the Vikings and a showdown between the Raiders and Patriots in Mexico City. The Rams and Vikings are both 7-2 and barreling toward the playoffs. Los Angeles has emerged as an offensive juggernaut behind quarterback Jared Goff,...
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Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, right, meets with Defence Forces Generals at State House, in Harare, Sunday, Nov, 19, 2017. Members of the ZANU PF Central committee fired Mugabe as chief and replaced him with dismissed deputy President, Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday. (AP Photo)
November 19, 2017 - 1:12 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is resigning after nearly four decades in power, according to an official close to the talks on his departure, in an extraordinary end for the world's oldest head of state who had vowed to rule until death. The news came hours after the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2013 file photo, Australian musician and screenwriter Nick Cave poses during a photo call promoting his new album 'Push the Sky Away' in Mexico City, Mexico. Cave said he is performing in Tel Aviv to take a stand against an international movement advocating for boycotts against Israel. Cave told reporters Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, he came under pressure to cancel his shows by the BDS movement, which calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
November 19, 2017 - 12:04 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a "principled stand" by performing in the country. The Australian artist, known for music that can be both melancholic and uplifting, is popular...
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November 19, 2017 - 12:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mel Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical...
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Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, center right, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, left, meet with foreign ministers at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are meeting in Cairo to discuss a draft Saudi declaration on countering Iranian influence in Arab affairs. The four Arab nations have been boycotting the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar since June in part over its warm ties with Iran. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
November 19, 2017 - 11:56 am
CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Sunday asked fellow Arab nations to take a "serious and honest" stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran would only encourage it to press on with its "aggression" and "meddling" in the internal affairs of Arab countries. Addressing a meeting of...
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November 19, 2017 - 10:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooting outside a Philadelphia bar has left three men seriously injured. But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting, which occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday in the 3300 block of North 3rd Street. The three victims were driven to a hospital in a private car before...
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November 19, 2017 - 10:33 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Television and music star David Cassidy remains in a Florida hospital where he is dealing with multiple organ failure. Publicist JoAnn Geffen said Sunday in an email that there is "no update" on the medical status of the "Partridge Family" star. Cassidy had been taken...
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November 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Police have arrived at the official residence of Israel's prime minister in what is believed to be part of an investigation into corruption allegations. Police have previously questioned Benjamin Netanyahu over allegations that he received gifts from Hollywood and business figures...
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