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'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

LOS ANGELES — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79.
Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

DENVER — Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution.
NRA wants a role when Oliver North meets state investigators

NRA wants a role when Oliver North meets state investigators

NEW YORK — A National Rifle Association leader-turned-critic is meeting with New York investigators next week, and the NRA wants to be there.

Florida vacation home invaded by vomiting vultures

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere.
LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

SAN FRANCISCO — The Los Angeles Opera declined Friday to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has a
Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90

Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90

NEW YORK — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between black
Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions

Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions

JERUSALEM — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate her.
Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

NEW YORK — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not expl
Court rejects German girl's bid to join all-boys choir

Court rejects German girl's bid to join all-boys choir

BERLIN — A court in Germany has rejected a 9-year-old girl's bid to join a centuries-old Berlin boys choir.

Sheriff: Trio of thieves thwarted by misleading gas jug

KEAVY, Ky. — Authorities in Kentucky say three thieves thought they were stealing gasoline from a property for their broken down car until the car stopped working again.
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