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8 killed in attack on funeral in Iraq...Outdoor writer mourned...MIT student found dead in India

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 22, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.



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BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say two bombings have killed eight people at a funeral for a senior army officer. Police and hospital officials say a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the hall where the funeral was held. Two minutes later, a car bomb went off as the mourners were fleeing. It happened today in Anbar province, where Sunni militants have seized several towns and border crossings since Friday.

SEATTLE (AP) — Friends are mourning a well-known outdoors writer who had been missing for three days on Washington's Mount Rainier. They're still awaiting confirmation from a medical examiner that a woman's body found yesterday is that of 70-year-old Karen Sykes. A Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman says the circumstances surrounding the death are under investigation.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been found dead in India. Kaitlin Goldstein had been missing for more than a week. MIT officials say it appeared that she slipped while jogging and fell several hundred feet off a cliff. The 28-year-old from Providence, Rhode Island, was a competitive runner who was working on a doctorate in architecture. She arrived in India on June 7 to take part in a workshop on energy and development.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General and former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh is in a Pittsburgh hospital after suffering a mild stroke. His wife says Thornburgh is resting comfortably at UPMC Presbyterian hospital. Ginny Thornburgh tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that doctors expect her 81-year-old husband to recover well.

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — An auction featuring more than 3,000 items left in the Pontiac Silverdome has fetched about $500,000. Items up for sale included end-zone turf, pretzel warmers, a boxing ring, a soccer field, flat-screen televisions and scoreboards. The big seller was the stadium's copper wiring, which sold for more than $77,000. The Silverdome is the former home of the NFL's Detroit Lions and the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

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