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The Latest: Empire state goes dark for Paris

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly shootings and explosions in Paris. (All times local):<p>2:31 a.m.<p>The Empire State Building is dark in sympathy for …

Troops who sought strike thought Taliban had hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army Green Berets who requested the Oct. 3 airstrike on the Doctors without Borders trauma center in Afghanistan were aware it was a functioning hospital but believed it was under Taliban control, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The new information adds to a body of evidence …

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Linden, 160 Ox Pasture Road, Southampton, N.Y.

Linden is an 18,000-square-foot estate on ten acres at 160 Ox Pasture Road. Summer Price tag: $950,000

A Splashy, Secret New Place To Stay In New York: Suite 5000 At The Mandarin Oriental Hotel

There’s no shortage of statement-making hotel suites in New York City right now. But what’s arguably the coolest one flew under the radar for many months—I fought hard to even get a tour, and it’s still not on the hotel website—while being booked solely through word of mouth.<p>But over the winter, …

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States–ever. The estate, at 499 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, closed Friday for $120 million.<p>That figure shatters the prior record held by Softbank billionaire …