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Arthur I. Rangel

Arthur I. Rangel, 83, of Dubuque, and formerly of Silvis, Ill., passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Luther Manor in Dubuque.

James P. Callahan

EPWORTH, Iowa — James P. “Kites” Callahan, 63, of Epworth, Iowa, died Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Fighting Irish await playoff invitation

LOS ANGELES — Two years ago, Notre Dame left the LA Memorial Coliseum with its program at a crossroads following a 4-8 season. Even though most thought coach Brian Kelly was on the hot seat, athletic director Jack Swarbrick had…

Over 500 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said.

Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack

DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the northern…

Russia fires on Ukrainian vessels in Black Sea; 2 wounded

MOSCOW — Russia’s coast guard opened fire on and seized three of Ukraine’s vessels Sunday, wounding two crew members, after a tense standoff in the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula, the Ukrainian navy said.

Thousands use UN day to protest violence against women

ISTANBUL — Protesters in cities across Europe and elsewhere marked the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Sunday, with tens of thousands turning out in Madrid and demonstrators in Istanbul greeted by tear gas.

31 dead in Ugandan boat accident, toll expected to rise

MUKONO, Uganda — Ugandan divers retrieved 31 bodies and expected to find more in a capsized vessel in Lake Victoria, making it one of the country’s worst maritime disasters and prompting the president on Sunday to call for more-stringent safety…


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NBA roundup: Magic sweep past Lakers

The Orlando Magic had swept the season series against the Los Angeles Lakers once in their first 29 seasons in the NBA.

NFL: Brady sets NFL standard

Tom Brady set yet another NFL record. Ho-hum. The New England Patriots quarterback was more excited about earning another victory.