US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman on a French train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight that had nothing to do with terrorism.
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Klopp to be unveiled as Liverpool manager
Jurgen Klopp jetted into Liverpool on Thursday after the German agreed to become the struggling Premier League club's new manager. Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp was the first choice of Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group to succeed Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday with the Reds languishing in 10th place in the English top-flight. Although Liverpool did not confirm the widespread media reports of Klopp's appointment, they have called a press conference for "a major club announcement" at 1000 local time (1200GMT) on Friday when the German is expected to be officially unveiled.
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California agency to eye bigger whale tanks at SeaWorld
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) ? SeaWorld wants to greatly expand the tanks it uses to hold killer whales in San Diego, but animal rights activists fear the plan would pave the way for breeding the animals in captivity ? something they say is cruel no matter the size of the tanks.
Indiana U. fraternity charter revoked over explicit video
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) ? Alpha Tau Omega revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday following the release of a video purportedly showing a fraternity member performing a sex act on a woman.
Volkswagen's U.S. boss blames 'individuals' for cheating
By Andreas Cremer and David Morgan BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen's rigging of diesel emissions tests was not a company decision but the result of actions by a small number of engineers, its top U.S. executive said on Thursday. Almost three weeks after it confessed publicly to cheating U.S. emissions tests, Europe's largest carmaker is under pressure to identify those responsible, fix affected vehicles and clarify exactly how and where the cheating happened. The biggest business crisis in Volkswagen's 78-year history has wiped more than a third off its share price, forced out its long-time chief executive, prompted investigations across the world and rocked both the car industry and German establishment.
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