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Duck Boats Linked To More Than 40 Deaths Since 1999

Duck Boats Linked To More Than 40 Deaths Since 1999

By DENISE LAVOIE , By The Associated Press Duck boats like the one that sank in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people, have a long history of safety problems and have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people since 1999. The deadly sinking in Missouri brought back painful memories of a similar accident…

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Branson Mourns for 17 Killed in Sinking of Packed Duck Boat

Branson Mourns for 17 Killed in Sinking of Packed Duck Boat

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades. Divers found four more bodies in Table Rock Lake, bringing the death toll to…

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NATIONAL NEWS

Crews Assess Damage After Iowa Tornadoes

Crews Assess Damage After Iowa Tornadoes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Crews are assessing damage after a surprise swarm of tornadoes swept through central Iowa and damaged numerous buildings. Some buildings at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown sustained roof damage when a tornado hit the city northeast of Des Moines on Thursday. Commandant Timon Oujiri (TIH’-muhn OH’-jury) says the facility…

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Republicans Pick Charlotte to Host 2020 Convention

Republicans Pick Charlotte to Host 2020 Convention

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city. The GOP’s national committee selected North Carolina’s largest city over Las Vegas as hundreds of party activists gathered in Austin, Texas, for…

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SPORTS NEWS

Cards’ Carpenter hits 3 HRs, 2 doubles in 6 innings, exits

Cards’ Carpenter hits 3 HRs, 2 doubles in 6 innings, exits

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles in just six innings for the St. Louis Cardinals, then was pulled from the game against the Chicago Cubs. Carpenter went 5 for 5 and drove in seven runs at Wrigley Field on Friday before exiting with the Cardinals leading 15-1. The St.…

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Rodon tosses gem, White Sox blank Cardinals 4-0

Rodon tosses gem, White Sox blank Cardinals 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon pitched three-hit, shutout ball into the eighth inning to outduel Luke Weaver and lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Tim Anderson tripled and had two RBIs. Charlie Tilson singled in a run off reliever Mike Mayers in Chicago’s two-run seventh…

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