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Actor Roy Scheider, best known for his role as a small-town police chief in Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws,” died at age 75 in Little Rock, Ark.

A blinding snow squall caused a 68-vehicle pileup on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. One woman was killed while over 35 others suffered injuries.

The United Nations General Assembly is bringing together business leaders, activists and government officials for a debate on climate change – an effort to keep up momentum for a new treaty by 2009 to fight global warming.

The Kiwanis Club of Fargo, N.D., flipped its way into the Guinness World Records book after serving 34,818 pancakes in one day for its annual pancake fundraiser.

Three armed robbers stole four paintings from from an art musuem in Zurich, Switzerland. The artwork was estimated to have a total value of $163.2 million.

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