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Singer Joe Cocker Dies At Age 70

Singer Joe Cocker Dies At Age 70Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as "Feelin' Alright" and "Up Where We Belong," has died at age 70, his management agency tells NPR. Cocker died Monday of lung cancer.

Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines Following Reports Of Burns

Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines Following Reports Of BurnsKeurig, the company that makes the popular single-serve coffee machines, is recalling 7 million Mini Plus Brewing Systems.

U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since MarchThe number of people who have died from the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola has crossed the 7,000 mark, the World Health Organization reports, after it recorded another 392 deaths from its previous total of 6,900 earlier this week.

Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst SaysGasBuddy.com, which monitors prices across the country, says the $1.99 sign is up over pumps in 24 states.

NYC Police Deaths: Details On Suspect; Rift Between Mayor And Police

NYC Police Deaths: Details On Suspect; Rift Between Mayor And PoliceNew York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says tensions in the city are at their worst since the 1970s. Bratton spoke two days after Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two police officers in New York. Brinsley had been arrested at least 19 times and reportedly tried to hang himself last year.

St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor Says

St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor SaysSome witnesses were clearly lying when they spoke to a grand jury about the August police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., according to St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch.

New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-Hazardous

New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-HazardousThe Environmental Protection Agency has issued new national standards designating coal ash – a nearly ubiquitous byproduct of coal-fired power plants that contains arsenic and lead – as non-hazardous waste.

Boko Haram Suspected In New Round Of Killing And Kidnapping

Boko Haram Suspected In New Round Of Killing And KidnappingThe latest killing and kidnapping occurred just 20 miles from where the Islamist extremist group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April.

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For FoodThe decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.

‘Team America’ Is Benched: Won’t Return To Theaters, Reports Say

‘Team America’ Is Benched: Won’t Return To Theaters, Reports SayOne day after some U.S. theaters vowed to screen Team America: World Police in the place of The Interview, whose release was canceled, word has emerged that Team America has also been pulled.