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The Latest: Russia says pilot downed in Syria fought back

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Russia’s military says a pilot who ejected after Syrian insurgents shot down his plane traded fire with militants on the ground and then blew himself up to avoid being captured. The Russian Defense Ministry said Maj. Roman Filipov on Saturday bailed out successfully from the burning plane over the northern Idlib province, but was surrounded by al-Qaida-linked militants when he landed. It says he fought the…

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Antioch killing over stolen laundry

Three men looking for clothes stolen from an Antioch apartment complex laundry room shot and killed a man who wasn’t involved in the theft, police said Thursday. Boise Alexander Duggan and Jeremy Mark Griffin, both 24, and Johntue Felix Hinds, 28, have each been arrested and charged with murder and assault with a firearm in the Nov. 14 slaying of Juan Jose Hernandez. Griffin, who lives in Oakley, was also charged by Contra Costa County prosecutors with being a felon…

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The Latest: Russia says pilot downed in Syria fought back

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Russia’s military says a pilot who ejected after Syrian insurgents shot down his plane traded fire with militants on the ground and then blew himself up to avoid being captured. The Russian Defense Ministry said Maj. Roman Filipov on Saturday bailed out successfully from the burning plane over the northern Idlib province, but was surrounded by al-Qaida-linked militants when he landed. It says he fought the…

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