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Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

This is a  Nov. 27, 2005 file photo of author P.D. James  as she discusses her latest novel, "The Lighthouse," another mystery featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh, during an interview in New York. Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story died Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 . She was 94. James' books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions in many countries and most were just as popular when adapted for television. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams/File)

LONDON (AP) — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.

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Australian cricketer Hughes dies of head injuries

In this Sept. 19, 2011 file photo Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth days' play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena, File)

Phillip Hughes won admirers across the cricket spectrum, from the most elite players to the everyday fan for an unorthodox batting style honed on the family banana plantation and a never-give-in attitude despite being dropped a handful of times from Australia’s test team.

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Australian batsman Hughes dies after head knock

In this Sept. 19, 2011 file photo Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth days' play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena, File)

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a “catastrophic” injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.

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Tremblay, Stanley Cup winner with Canadiens, dies

MONTREAL (AP) — Gilles Tremblay, a former Montreal Canadiens forward who played on four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, has died. He was 75.

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Tennis Hall of Fame says ‘Dodo’ Cheney dies at 98

In this July 10, 2004, file photo, Tennis great Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 87, of Santa Monica, Calif., plays during an exhibition match prior to ceremonies celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98. The Hall says Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, that Cheney died Sunday in Escondido, Calif., following a brief illness. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy “Dodo” Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.

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