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Billy Graham's wife dies

Published June 15, 2007


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ruth Bell Graham, a missionary's daughter who became the wife of the world's foremost evangelist yet shined outside his shadow in her own right, died Thursday (June 14, 2007) at home in Montreat in the North Carolina mountains.

Mrs. Graham was 87 when she died after several years of declining health spent mostly at the home she shared with her husband, evangelist Billy Graham.

Early plans called for a public memorial service in Montreat, then a private burial in Charlotte attended by family only.

Former klansman Seale convicted in two slayings

JACKSON, MISS. - A federal jury on Thursday convicted reputed klansman James Ford Seale of kidnapping and conspiracy in the 1964 deaths of two black teenagers in Mississippi. Seale, 71, had pleaded not guilty to charges related to the deaths of Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee. The 19-year-olds disappeared from Franklin County on May 2, 1964, and their bodies were found later in the Mississippi River. Federal prosecutors indicted Seale in January almost 43 years after the slayings.


Duke prosecutor withheld evidence, attorney says

RALEIGH, N.C. - The prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse rape case insisted all summer that he had provided all the evidence, then unloaded thousands of pages of raw DNA test data last October, a defense lawyer testified Thursday. By studying that data, the defense learned for the first time that genetic material from several men had been found in the accuser's underwear and body, but none from any lacrosse player, defense attorney Brad Bannon said at District Attorney Mike Nifong's ethics trial.


DENVER: Atlanta lawyer Andrew Speaker will have surgery next month to remove lung tissue infected with extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, hospital officials said Thursday.

BAYTOWN, TEXAS: Six teenagers in a stolen car slammed into a freight train parked at a railroad crossing Thursday, killing four of them , authorities said.

DELAVAN, WIS.: A 19-month-old girl shot in the chest during a mass murder-suicide Saturday has been discharged from a hospital in Madison.


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