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Saturday, November 14, 2015
An aging mobster threw his hands into the air and shouted "Free," grinning as he walked out of a courthouse following his surprising acquittal on charges he helped plan the legendary 1978 Lufthansa heist retold in the hit Mafia film "Goodfellas."
'Free!': Mobster acquitted over 1978 'Goodfellas' heist
The U.S. government Thursday proposed to ban lit tobacco products inside public housing in a push to make hundreds of thousands of units across the country smoke-free.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Separated sixth months after birth in 1933, Jack Yufe was raised as a Jew in his native Trinidad while his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, grew up in Nazi Germany, where he joined the Hitler Youth movement.
A group of Venezuelan opposition figures have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe President Nicolas Maduro and others for "crimes against humanity" including alleged murder and torture, exiled dissident Carlos Vecchio said Wednesday.
Nine U.S. men who participated in the liberation of France during World War II received that country's highest military decoration Wednesday during a Veterans Day ceremony in Florida.
Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment, dies
Legendary San Francisco stripper Carol Doda, whose splashy act helped introduce topless entertainment to the city more than 50 years ago, died at age 78.
As proof that he can successfully and humanely deport the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally, Republican presidential contender Donald Trump often touts the efforts of the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint, who racked up hits like "Working in the Coal Mine" and "Lady Marmalade" as a behind-the-scenes songwriter and producer before he gained new fame as a performer, died Tuesday, not long after a performance in Spain. He was 77.
New US national park marks development of nuclear bomb
More than 70 years ago scientists working in secret in the U.S. created the atomic bomb that ended World War II and ushered the world into the nuclear age.
US Republican White House hopefuls try to break away
U.S. Republican presidential hopefuls struggled to break away from the pack Tuesday in an election debate with fewer personal barbs, but some feisty exchanges on immigration and national security.
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