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Duane Allman's old guitar 'Layla' sells for $1.25 million

Duane Allman's old guitar 'Layla' sells for $1.25 million

MACON, Ga. — Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia, say they didn't expect the late musician's old guitar to sell for $1.25 million at a recent auction.
French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

PARIS — Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. That makes 64 so far this year — and the number just keeps on climbing.
Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

KABUL — A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan's capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said.

Woman thought she had kidney stones, gave birth to triplets

STURGIS, S.D. — A South Dakota woman who recently gave birth to triplets says she didn't find out about her pregnancy until she went to the hospital with what she thought were kidney stones.

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

LONDON — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old.
Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent atta
Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

GIBRALTAR — The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. made a last-minute effort to seize it again.

EU Commission chief to have emergency gallbladder operation

BRUSSELS — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has had to cut short his summer holiday and be rushed to his home nation of Luxembourg where he will undergo an emergency gallbladder operation.
'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

LOS ANGELES — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79.
Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

DENVER — Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution.