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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
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CHICAGO (AP) " Abner Mikva, a former congressman, Illinois legislator, federal appellate judge and presidential adviser, has died. He was 90 years old. Brian Brady, the head of Mikva Challenge, a leadership organization Mikva founded, says Mikva died Monday in hospice care at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Brady says he learned of the death from Mikva's daughters. Mikva, a liberal voice and stalwart of Illinois' political landscape for decades, was most recently...

Updated at 1:02 PM

PARIS (AP) " A French parliamentary investigation found multiple intelligence failures before the Islamic extremist attacks that killed 147 people in Paris last year, lawmakers said Tuesday, urging the creation of a U.S.-style counterterrorism...

Updated at 1:02 PM

LONDON (AP) " England's junior doctors have voted to reject a proposed government contract as a labor impasse continues. Roughly 58 percent of the doctors voted against the contract Tuesday despite the British Medical Association's support...

Updated at 12:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republican Donald Trump's vice presidential short list is heavy with Washington insiders who could help usher a President Trump's agenda through the jungle of Congress. He has narrowed it to a handful of contenders fewer...

Updated at 12:57 PM

GENEVA (AP) " The head of the U.N. Security Council's counterterrorism agency says the Islamic State group is proving more flexible and adaptable than the governments battling the militants. Speaking to reporters after addressing diplomats...

Updated at 12:57 PM

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) " An El Al flight from New York that was escorted by military jets in Europe following a bomb threat landed safely in Israel on Tuesday. El Al President David Maimon said Flight 002 from John F. Kennedy airport touched...

Updated at 12:50 PM

PARIS (AP) " France's government forced approval of a contested labor bill in the lower house of Parliament without a vote Tuesday " for a second time " because of resistance from the left and right. While lawmakers marched out of the...

Updated at 12:36 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo may have been greeted by some misinformation recently, courtesy of a comedian who says he posted fake facts about animals around the zoo. Jeff Wysaski puts up fake signs in public places as...

Updated at 12:26 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Rail commuters were forced to cope with delayed, packed and fewer trains Tuesday after the region's main transit agency sidelined one-third of its railroad cars over a structural problem. To adjust to the reduced...

Updated at 12:20 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company...

Updated at 11:29 AM

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) " A Florida man who authorities say accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son at a shooting range is blaming himself " not the gun " for the death. Clayton Brumby, 64, told the Tampa Bay Times (

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