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David Bowie dead at 69 ... 5th suspect sought in reported NYC gang rape ... Lion hunt raffle canceled in Las Vegas

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 11, 2016 at 6:50 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — The music world is saying goodbye to David Bowie, who's dead at age 69. Bowie died yesterday after battling cancer for 18 months. He had just released a new album on Friday, his birthday. But he'll be remembered for oldies, but goodies, like "Under Pressure" with Queen, "Changes" and "Space Oddity."

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case that challenges the right of unions representing public employees to collect fees even from workers who don't want to belong to the union. A group of California public school teachers claims the mandatory fees violate the First Amendment rights of workers who disagree with the union's positions.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York are still looking for a fifth suspect in a reported gang rape in Brooklyn. Four teens already are in custody. The 18-year-old woman told police she was walking with her father last Thursday night through a playground when the group approached them, pulled out a gun and made her father leave. The woman says the teens each took turns raping her. The teens in custody are age 14 to age 17.

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — A passenger on an Austrian Airlines flight is facing charges after the plane had to divert from its flight path. Police say the 35-year-old Israeli man was causing a disturbance and uttering threats as the plane was on its way from Vienna to New York yesterday. The plane instead landed in St. John's Newfoundland and the man was removed from the plane and taken to a hospital.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A professional hunter in Zimbabwe has canceled a plan to raffle a lion hunt at a hunters' convention in the United States. Martin Nel says he's scrapping the raffle in which he hoped to sell 100 raffle tickets for $1,500 each in Las Vegas next month. LionAid, a group based in Britain, expressed shock at the proposal, which also suggested that the raffle winner could have chosen a lion collared for research.

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