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KY coroner held infant remains as collateral until funeral home bill paid, families say

Two Kentucky families say a funeral director – who is also the elected county coroner – held the remains of their babies as collateral over unpaid funeral home bills. One of the mothers, Brittany Jones, called 911 for help, saying Dorris Lamb refused to release her stillborn baby’s body for…

Monty Python members to re-unite for new film

LOS ANGELES — Members of iconic British comedy group “Monty Python” will re-unite for a new film, a science fiction farce, ex-Python Terry Jones said. “Absolutely Anything” will not be a Python film as such, but key members of the gang, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, are involved,…

Murdoch fallout spreads: Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton resigns

Les Hinton, the chief operating officer of Dow Jones, which publishes The Wall Street Journal, is resigning, the newspaper’s website said late Friday. Word of Hinton’s resignation comes amid an unprecedented wave of scandals that has rocked News Corporation’s British newspaper holdings, forcing the resignation of News International CEO Rebekah Brooks…

Bancroft family members regret sale of Wall Street Journal to Rupert Murdoch

A number of key members of the family which controlled The Wall Street Journal say they would not have agreed to sell the prestigious daily to Rupert Murdoch if they had been aware of News International’s conduct in the phone-hacking scandal at the time of the deal. “If I had…

BP hopes to begin new drilling in Gulf of Mexico

STOCKHOLM — British oil giant BP hopes to soon be able to operate again in the Gulf of Mexico, its chairman was quoted as saying Tuesday. “It’s difficult to speculate on but I think it isn’t far away,” Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters on the sideline of an International Association for…

Exclusive: GOP’s Walter Jones says Republicans should push to end the Afghan war

WASHINGTON – After an emotional speech on the House floor Thursday, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) cast a vote to bring U.S. forces home from Afghanistan by the end of this year. The resolution, sponsored by Jones and Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Ron Paul (R-TX), failed 321-93, but they had…

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