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Safety investigators said today the US Airways jet that crashed into New York's Hudson River had a compressor failure two days earlier.

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US Airways jet crashes in Hudson River

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Spitzer successor had affair in Manhattan hotel

It was the moment that dignity would be returned to state government. Eliot Spitzer, felled by his sex-for-cash improprieties, was no longer Governor of New York and David Paterson was taking the reins. A pity then that by yesterday we were hearing of new slap-and-tickle naughtiness – from Mr Paterson no less.

You Write The Reviews: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Komedia, Brighton

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Roy Scheider: Actor best known as Police Chief Brody in the blockbuster 'Jaws'

Lean faced and sinewy, the versatile actor Roy Scheider reached his career peak in the Seventies, when he received two Oscar nominations, as best supporting actor for his role as police partner to "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) in The French Connection (1971), and as best actor for his uncompromising performance in Bob Fosse's autobiographical All That Jazz (1979).

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