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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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Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums

LONDON (AP) — Lewis Carroll’s original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for “Alice in Wonderland” will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.

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Seb Coe declares candidacy for IAAF president

In this Aug. 1, 1980 file photo, Britain's Sebastian Coe, center, crosses the finish line to win the Summer Olympic men's 1,500-meter race at Moscow's Lenin Stadium. Sebastian Coe has declared his candidacy to become president of track and field’s world governing body. Coe, the two-time Olympic champion in the 1,500 meters, had widely been expected to run for the top job of the International Association of Athletics Federations. He made it official Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, saying  "we are entering a very important time for athletics and it is the right time to open up a discussion about the future." (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher, File)

LONDON (AP) — Two-time Olympic middle-distance champion Sebastian Coe is running for president of track and field’s world governing body, calling for a shake-up of the sport to attract young people, create more head-to-head competitions between star athletes and restore public confidence after years of doping scandals.

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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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Surprising Southampton facing test of credentials

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne, 2nd right, celebrates after scoring against Villa during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Widely tipped as a possible relegation contender following its summer of upheaval, Southampton has stunned English football by winning eight of its first 12 games to sit in second place in the Premier League and split the country’s established powers.

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