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FILE - In this May 23, 2003 file photo, actress Betty Garrett holds a replica of her new star as she poses with Jeff Bridges, left, Beau Bridges, center, and Rod McKuen, right,  after her star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. He was 81.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81Rod McKuen, poet and songwriter of record-setting popularity in 1960s and '70s, dies at 81
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Jiang Hui, left, and Dai Shuqin, relatives of passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing on March 8, 2014, react while watching a laptop computer screen showing a pre-recorded message broadcast on Malaysian television by Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority, in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority has officially declared the MH370 crash an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims. Malaysia civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said Thursday that the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8, 2014, "remains a priority." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Chinese MH370 relatives reject word that passengers are deadChinese MH370 relatives reject Malaysian conclusion that passengers of missing plane are dead
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US pay and benefits rose by most in 6 years last yearUS pay and benefits rose at fastest pace in 6 years last year, though gains remain modest
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US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarterUS economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in Q4 despite strongest consumer spending since 2006
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FILE - This August 2008 file photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. A lawyer for Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb. The accident in Compton occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)
A timeline of 'Suge' Knight's legal and medical troublesA timeline of 'Suge' Knight's legal and medical troubles over the past 20 years
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Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo banned 2 years for doping3x Boston Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo banned for 2 years for doping
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A man comforts the wife of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, during a protest in front of the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Jordan on Wednesday offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swapWith deadline for possible prisoner swap past, Islamic State group silent, families in limbo
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Marlboro maker Altria's 4Q profit more than doublesMarlboro maker Altria's 4Q profit more than doubles on less debt pay-down, higher prices
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014 file photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, speaks on state-run TV ahead of a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula, in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers. Following the attack, el-Sissi cut short a trip to Ethiopia, to return to Cairo, MENA  reported Friday. (AP Photo/MENA, Mohammed Samaha, File)
Egypt raises death toll from coordinated Sinai attack to 32Egypt raises death toll from coordinated attack on army and police forces in Sinai to 32
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  • Man critically injured in North Bethesda 2-alarm blaze

    A 2-alarm fire that broke out in a North Bethesda home has left an elderly man hospitalized in critical condition. Man critically injured in North Bethesda 2-alarm blaze A 2-alarm fire that broke out in a North Bethesda home has left an elderly man hospitalized in critical condition. WUSA-TV Washington, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 08:05 AM
  • Missing Md. woman found in police custody

    The Montgomery County police say that Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Queen was reported missing on Jan. 9, and that on Thursday, Queen's sister made a public statement in hopes that someone would see Queen's picture and know something about where she was. Someone did - a correctional officer, who recognized the woman in the photo as someone who was in the Central Processing Unit under the name Jane Smith. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:39 AM
  • Should Kids Be Allowed to Roam Unsupervised?

    Rafi and Dvora Meitiv were walking home from a park recently in Silver Spring, Maryland, when they were picked up by police for being unsupervised. Rafi and Dvora Meitiv were walking home from the park recently in Silver Spring, Maryland , when they were suddenly confronted by strangers. ABC News, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:22 AM
  • Aspiring rap artist tells judge, love for music spurred drug-dealing lifestyle

    ROCKVILLE, Md. He sold drugs to finance a budding rap career, but for the next decade he'll be behind bars singing the blues. TBD.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 11:59 PM
  • 'Honest Abe' gets 9 years for not-so-honest behavior

    Abraham Kamara of Silver Spring, who has videos on YouTube under the names "Honest Abe" and "Honest Business", has been sentenced to nine years in prison for possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute and fleeing and eluding police. Kamara was driving a box truck last April when an officer tried to pull him over because the truck's registration had been suspended. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 08:59 PM
  • Governor Larry Hogan Names Benjamin H. Wu DBED Deputy Secretary

    Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Mike Gill announced Thursday that Benjamin H. Wu, an internationally recognized technology policy expert with more than 25 years of experience and management leadership, has been named Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development . In his new role, Wu will act as the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the Department's charge of attracting companies to the State, working with in-state companies to help them expand and add jobs, connecting companies with resources and partners and driving tourism, film and the arts. WBOC-TV Salisbury, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 06:58 PM
  • Missing Gaithersburg woman found as Jane Doe in mental hospital

    Montgomery County police say a missing Gaithersburg woman has been found in Springfield mental hospital, where she was admitted as a Jane Doe. ,br> Betty Jean Queen, 69, had been missing for a month, but during that time was arrested for disorderly conduct and assaulting an officer. WJLA-TV Arlington, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 06:19 PM
  • Schools to Host Information Session on PARCC Assessments

    Parents in Montgomery County are invited to attend information session on the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment on PARCC Night on Monday. At the event, parents can learn about the PARCC assessment and how Montgomery County Public Schools is preparing students for the tests. Patch.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:58 PM
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