A highway bridge has collapsed in the US state of Washington, sending at least two cars with people inside into the water.
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The debilitating haze of Alzheimer's disease began its capricious descent on Hazel Hawke in 2001 and three years later she noted in typically laconic Australian style on her 75th birthday: "It's a bugger. It's just bad luck. It's an illness which is unpredictable, and when it comes you've just got to cope with it. It's like losing your skin or something."
Hazel Hawke, gone now, was often a saviour when the chips were down for her husband, Bob.
One of Australia's most loved figures, Hazel Hawke, has died at the age of 83. Her daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke announced on behalf of the family last night that Mrs Hawke had died peacefully, surrounded by family.
The online betting industry has caved in to public pressure and will push for a ban on the promotion of live odds in sports broadcasts.
Ford was always going to fold. Management expert Professor Roy Green served on the Prime Minister's manufacturing taskforce and her manufacturing leaders advisory group. He says it was the ''weak link'' in the Australian manufacturing chain - the only firm with plainly dismal prospects.
Australia's loss-making car industry is under threat and risks closure following Ford's move to end nearly 100 years of local manufacturing.
An author who pens stories the length of a sentence won this year's Man Booker International Prize.
Harking back to the pomp and ceremony of David Jones' heyday, when crystal sparkled and furs flounced, Sydney's glitterati gathered at the department store's headquarters to celebrate the chain's 175th birthday.