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ARIZONA

Case of deputy’s shooting reopened

PHOENIX | Arizona officials on Monday reopened the investigation into a deputy’s explanation of how he was shot in the remote desert south of Phoenix amid speculation that it was a hoax timed to enflame the debate over illegal immigration.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office announced its decision Monday after two nationally known forensic pathologists raised questions about a wound the deputy suffered.

Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll told investigators he was following a group of smugglers carrying bales of marijuana April 30 when he was ambushed by men firing AK-47 rifles. In what Deputy Puroll described as a running gunbattle, he was grazed by a bullet in the back.

The pathologists, Dr. Michael Baden of New York and Dr. Werner Spitz of suburban Detroit, examined photos of the wound released by the sheriff's office. They told the Associated Press on Friday that they concluded the bullet was fired from inches away, not at least 25 yards as Deputy Puroll said.

CALIFORNIA

Gloria Stuart, ‘Titanic’ co-star, dies at 100

LOS ANGELES | Gloria Stuart, the Hollywood actress of the 1930s who gained an Oscar nomination 60 years later for her role as the spunky survivor in “Titanic,” has died. She was 100.

Her grandson, Benjamin Stuart Thompson, said Miss Stuart died in her sleep Sunday night at her Los Angeles home.

In her youth, Miss Stuart was a blond beauty who starred in B pictures as well as higher-profile films such as “The Invisible Man” and two Shirley Temple movies.

She resumed acting occasionally in later years and was selected to play the elderly Titanic survivor portrayed by Kate Winslet as a young woman.

The 1997 “Titanic” became the biggest modern blockbuster up to that point. Both Miss Winslet and Miss Stuart, then 87, were nominated for Oscars.

MICHIGAN

Chrysler workers fired for lunchtime drinking

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