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Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered
HOUSTON (AP) -- Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family....

The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):...

After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again
Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground....

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears
PHOENIX (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states....

Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he's still going to have to face down nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat....

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947....

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday....

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was 49....

After town says 'nyet' to Russia monument, others say 'da'
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current tensions between the U.S. and Russia....

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - an image he snapped on the final day of his newspaper job before leaving to work at a brewery....

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