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WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry F. Rosenthal, an Associated Press writer who covered America's golden age of space exploration, presidents back to Harry Truman and whatever caught his impish eye in the stuffy halls of power, has died. He was 86.
Perth (Australia) (AFP) - Steve Smith and Brad Haddin led an Australian fightback after England found early success on the opening day of the third Ashes Test at the WACA Ground on Friday. Australia's top order again found itself in trouble as the home side slumped to 143-5, before Smith and Haddin steadied the ship. At tea, Australia were 220-5, with Smith on 58 and the in-form Haddin on 35, as the pair put on 77 runs for the sixth wicket. Australia lead the five-Test series 2-0 after big wins in Brisbane and Adelaide, and can secure the Ashes with victory in Perth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican establishment's much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats.