George Devol, 99, inventor of the mechanical arm used as a prototype for assembly-line robots; he also developed a hot-dog cooker called the Speedy Weeny.


A girl, named Penelope Athena, to 30 Rock star Tina Fey and her husband Jeffrey Richmond, on Aug. 10.


The Judgment, a 350-year-old Rembrandt sketch worth $250,000, on Aug. 15; the artwork, which had been stolen from a Los Angeles hotel two days earlier, was found in the public area of an Episcopal church.


Jhalanath Khanal, as Prime Minister of Nepal, after six months in office; Khanal failed to unite groups to...

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