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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
US 'mistakenly' struck Afghan hospital: US commander
The American air strike on a Kunduz hospital was a mistake, the top US commander in Afghanistan acknowledged Tuesday, as the Pentagon expressed deep regret for the deaths.
Back-and-forth continues over No. of Cup matches
The battle at the Presidents Cup began Tuesday even before the first match. U.S. captain Jay Haas still doesn't understand why the number of matches was reduced from 34 to 30 for this year's event, meaning he has to sit eight players over three days of team matches.
Britain topped an 80-country "quality of death" study released Tuesday, which warned that ageing and booming populations would make palliative care a growing worldwide issue.
A simple childish spat over a puppy led an 11-year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbor in the U.S. state of Tennessee, the girl's grieving mother said.
An American Airlines captain became gravely ill and incapacitated while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first officer safely diverted and landed the plane, an airline spokeswoman said.
Passenger train derails in US, no critical injuries reported
An Amtrak passenger train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said.
A former conservative premier of a Canadian province said Monday that Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is "bad for the country" because some of his policies are borderline racist.
Rights activist Grace Lee Boggs dies at age 100
Grace Lee Boggs, a longtime activist who was part of the labor, civil rights, black power, women's rights and environmental justice movements, died Monday at her Detroit home. She was 100.
Ben Kuroki, who overcame the American military's discriminatory policies to become the only Japanese American to fly over Japan during World War II, has died. He was 98.
The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in a manifesto he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was "crazy," a law enforcement official said Monday.
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