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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," died Thursday.


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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83
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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such films, TV and stage hits as "The Gra... » Read More
Posted: nov. 20, 2014 12:09 p.m. | Updated: nov. 20, 2014 12:09 p.m. | Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83  Comments 0 Comments
University tuition increases adopted in California
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University tuition increases adopted in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California voted Thursday to approve a tuition increase of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state ... » Read More
Posted: nov. 20, 2014 11:34 a.m. | University tuition increases adopted in California  Comments 0 Comments
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California PUC fines PG&E, orders consumer reparations

SAN FRANCISCO, November 20, 2014 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued an order today in response to Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&... » Read More
Posted: nov. 20, 2014 11:00 a.m. | California PUC fines PG&E, orders consumer reparations Comments 0 Comments
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US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid. » Read More
Posted: nov. 20, 2014 8:34 a.m. | US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000  Comments 0 Comments
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AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone ... » Read More
Posted: nov. 20, 2014 8:30 a.m. | AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash  Comments 0 Comments
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Round 2: Buffalo faces another wintry wallop

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day tot... » Read More
Posted: nov. 20, 2014 8:25 a.m. | Round 2: Buffalo faces another wintry wallop  Comments 1 Comment
 Project to show Native American link to Route 66
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Project to show Native American link to Route 66

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the ... » Read More
Posted: nov. 19, 2014 3:00 p.m. |  Project to show Native American link to Route 66  Comments 0 Comments
Tuition hike tentatively approved in California
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Tuition hike tentatively approved in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A proposed tuition hike was tentatively approved Wednesday by a committee of the University of California governing board. » Read More
Posted: nov. 19, 2014 2:02 p.m. | Tuition hike tentatively approved in California  Comments 0 Comments
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Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

HAVANA (AP) - A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone caught the disease when he rushed to help a patient who was falling over... » Read More
Posted: nov. 19, 2014 8:42 a.m. | Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone  Comments 0 Comments
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New York dealing with massive snow; storm looming

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A ferocious lake-effect storm left the Buffalo area buried under 6 feet of snow Wednesday, trapping people on highways and in homes, and another s... » Read More
Posted: nov. 19, 2014 8:37 a.m. | New York dealing with massive snow; storm looming  Comments 0 Comments
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Jailed Venezuelan leader to skip court in protest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez says he will skip his own trial to draw attention to a United Nations request for his free... » Read More
Posted: nov. 19, 2014 8:32 a.m. | Jailed Venezuelan leader to skip court in protest Comments 0 Comments
Snowstorm strands 150 vehicles on New York thruway
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Snowstorm strands 150 vehicles on New York thruway

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A lake-effect snowstorm dumped up to 4 feet of snow along a stretch of the New York State Thruway on Tuesday, forcing about 150 motorists, includi... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 6:03 p.m. | Snowstorm strands 150 vehicles on New York thruway  Comments 0 Comments
Baby giraffe steps out at Santa Barbara Zoo
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Baby giraffe steps out at Santa Barbara Zoo

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The public is getting its first glimpse of a baby giraffe born last week at the Santa Barbara Zoo. » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 5:26 p.m. | Baby giraffe steps out at Santa Barbara Zoo  Comments 0 Comments
 Play in NYC based on deadly Conn. school shooting
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Play in NYC based on deadly Conn. school shooting

NEW YORK (AP) - A new play about the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in will have a benefit reading in December in New York City to commemorate the second... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 3:18 p.m. |  Play in NYC based on deadly Conn. school shooting  Comments 0 Comments
Dry Central California town gets portable showers
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Dry Central California town gets portable showers

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of people living in a drought-stricken California farm town could soon be taking their first hot shower in months after county officials... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 2:12 p.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 2:12 p.m. | Dry Central California town gets portable showers  Comments 0 Comments
 Early winter pummels much of country, strands cars
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Early winter pummels much of country, strands cars

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Several feet of lake-effect snow paralyzed the Buffalo area Tuesday, forcing state troopers to deliver blankets and other supplies to motorists st... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 1:58 p.m. |  Early winter pummels much of country, strands cars  Comments 0 Comments
Small plane crashes into Chicago home
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Small plane crashes into Chicago home

CHICAGO (AP) - A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inc... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 12:20 p.m. | Small plane crashes into Chicago home  Comments 0 Comments
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Reality-based networks reaching into scripted TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Can a zebra change its stripes? » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 9:43 a.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 9:43 a.m. | Reality-based networks reaching into scripted TV  Comments 0 Comments
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GOP vows to pass Keystone later if not now

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders promised Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline next year if the Senate fails to advance the measur... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 9:36 a.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 9:36 a.m. | GOP vows to pass Keystone later if not now  Comments 0 Comments
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Small cargo plane crashes into Chicago home

CHICAGO (AP) - A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inc... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 9:29 a.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 9:29 a.m. | Small cargo plane crashes into Chicago home  Comments 0 Comments
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House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party los... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 9:16 a.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 9:16 a.m. | House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader  Comments 0 Comments
Huge solar plant lags in early production
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Huge solar plant lags in early production

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planne... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 7:00 a.m. | Huge solar plant lags in early production  Comments 0 Comments
New report: Child homelessness on the rise in US
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New report: Child homelessness on the rise in US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a com... » Read More
Posted: nov. 18, 2014 6:00 a.m. | New report: Child homelessness on the rise in US Comments 0 Comments
Painkillers probe in NFL 'long way from complete'
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Painkillers probe in NFL 'long way from complete'

The five NFL road teams whose medical staffs were interviewed and subjected to spot checks of their bags by federal agents may turn out to be just the first five in li... » Read More
Posted: nov. 17, 2014 5:53 p.m. | Painkillers probe in NFL 'long way from complete'  Comments 0 Comments
AP Exclusive: Charles Manson gets marriage license
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AP Exclusive: Charles Manson gets marriage license

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) - Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison. » Read More
Posted: nov. 17, 2014 4:57 p.m. | AP Exclusive: Charles Manson gets marriage license  Comments 0 Comments
 Man who died from Ebola endured treatment delays
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Man who died from Ebola endured treatment delays

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing... » Read More
Posted: nov. 17, 2014 3:46 p.m. |  Man who died from Ebola endured treatment delays  Comments 0 Comments
Scientists 'confident' comet lander will wake up
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Scientists 'confident' comet lander will wake up

BERLIN (AP) - A burst of sunshine in the spring could be just the wakeup call for Europe's comet lander. » Read More
Posted: nov. 17, 2014 3:17 p.m. | Scientists 'confident' comet lander will wake up  Comments 0 Comments
Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices
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Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don't they share so... » Read More
Posted: nov. 17, 2014 1:09 p.m. | Updated: nov. 17, 2014 1:10 p.m. | Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices  Comments 0 Comments
Cosby clarifies statement on rape accusations
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Cosby clarifies statement on rape accusations

NEW YORK (AP) - A blanket denial from Bill Cosby's lawyer dismissing allegations of sexual abuse by the comedian against several women has been clarified with a subseq... » Read More
Posted: nov. 17, 2014 11:54 a.m. | Updated: nov. 17, 2014 11:55 a.m. | Cosby clarifies statement on rape accusations  Comments 0 Comments
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France: At least 1 Frenchman in Islamic video

PARIS (AP) - A 22-year-old French convert to radical Islam appears in a propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers, a Pa... » Read More
Posted: nov. 17, 2014 10:33 a.m. | Updated: nov. 17, 2014 10:33 a.m. | France: At least 1 Frenchman in Islamic video  Comments 0 Comments
 

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