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90-year-old gets his birthday wish

90-year-old gets his birthday wish

A 90-year-old pilot completed his birthday quest to fly 90 passes across the U.S.-Canadian border in his Cessna 172 on Tuesday, even tallying a few extras. John Lawton of Seville, Ohio, performed a series of figure eights over the Niagara River border, north of Buffalo, detouring for a few laps around nearby Niagara Falls, which straddles the United States and Canada. His birthday was Monday but his flight plans were cut short by high winds. "I'll be back in 10 years for my 100th," he said.

India police say American raped

An American woman was gang-raped Tuesday in the northern Indian resort town of Manali, police said. The 30-year-old woman was picked up by three men in a truck as she was hitchhiking back to her guest house after visiting a friend, police Officer Sher Singh said. In March, a Swiss tourist was gang-raped while on a cycling trip through rural India. The assaults follow the fatal gang-rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi in December.

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By the numbers

$384B Amount of spending that is needed over the next two decades to update pipes, treatment plants and storage tanks to ensure that Americans continue to have safe drinking water, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday

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