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Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday. Vanocur died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California, said Chris Vanocur. He was 91. He had been dealing with dementia in […]

Air Force veteran convicted in terror case to be resentenced

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Air Force veteran was properly convicted on terrorism charges for trying to join the Islamic State group and die a martyr, an appeals court said Thursday, but it ordered a judge to resentence him and better explain his reasons behind any penalty. Tairod Pugh, 51, of Neptune, New Jersey, […]

Army veteran pleads not guilty in anthem assault on teen

SUPERIOR, Mont. (AP) — An Army veteran pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assaulting a 13-year-old boy who the suspect said refused to remove his hat during the national anthem at a rodeo in Montana. Attorney Lance Jasper has told the Missoulian that defendant Curt Brockway, who suffered a traumatic brain injury from an automobile crash […]

Veteran bull runners protest lack of thrills in Pamplona

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The fifth bull run of this year’s San Fermin festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona featured one goring and a handful of hard knocks after a protest by some revelers who complain that the traditional festivity is in danger of losing its heart-stopping thrills. Thursday’s run was preceded by a […]

Veteran AP newsman, author Richard Benke dies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Veteran journalist and author Richard Benke is being remembered for never wavering from the challenges of chasing a good story and for his dedication to accuracy during a career that spanned decades in newsrooms in California and New Mexico. Benke died June 18 of Parkinson’s-related dementia at an assisted care facility […]

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