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Paul Prudhomme, 75, Louisiana chef celebrated for bringing Cajun cuisine to a national audience with the success of his New Orleans restaurant, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen. He was famous for homespun dishes like blackened fish, jambalaya and dirty rice.


A tentative merger deal for Anheuser-Busch InBev to acquire SABMiller for about $104 billion. The merged company would represent about 30% of global beer sales, producing such popular brews as Budweiser, Corona, Miller Lite, Stella Artois, Peroni and others.


In a cave system in China, 47 well-preserved teeth that indicate modern humans were in the region at least 80,000 years ago. Previous evidence put Homo sapiens in China only 45,000 years ago, after the species had appeared in Europe. Now China can lay claim to the earliest modern humans.


The prestigious Man Booker Prize, by Marlon James, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. The Jamaican author will receive about $80,000.


By a Milwaukee jury, that firearms retailer Badger Guns pay $5.73 million to two police officers who were shot with a gun purchased at one of its stores. It’s a rare instance of a gun store being held liable for negligently selling a firearm.

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