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The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NATION & WORLD -

NEWFIELD, N.J.

Prose­cu­tor: 2 dead in house blast, no foul play sus­pected

A house ex­ploded in

New Jersey early Sat­ur­day, killing a hus­band and wife and re­duc­ing the two-story home to piles of scat­tered rub­ble, but no foul play was sus­pected, au­thor­i­ties said.

The blast ini­tially re­ported as a gas ex­plo­sion shat­tered win­dows in nearby homes, KYW-TV re­ported. De­bris was strewn over sev­eral blocks, and pieces could be seen hang­ing from a tree and power line.

John Pal­adino, 73, and Ca­role Pal­adino, 72, were the only oc­cu­pants of the Newfield home when the blast oc­curred at 6:15 a.m. Sat­ur­day, the Glouces­ter County prose­cu­tor’s of­fice said. Au­top­sies on the vic­tims were slated for Sun­day.

NEW YORK

Deal for We­in­stein Co. cov­ers back pay for De Niro, Streep

An agree­ment reached in the sale of Har­vey We­in­stein’s movie stu­dio won’t leave Hol­ly­wood stars like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep hold­ing the bag.

Lantern Cap­i­tal Part­ners said Fri­day it’s agreed to make pay­ments to un­se­cured cred­i­tors, such as ac­tors seek­ing resid­u­als, as part of a $289 mil­lion We­in­stein Co. ac­qui­si­tion it ex­pects to close Fri­day.

A judge must ap­prove the deal. A Wed­nes­day hear­ing is sched­uled in Delaware.

De Niro and Bradley Cooper say they’re each owed $940,706 for “Sil­ver Lin­ings Play­book.”

Streep says she’s owed $168,611 for “Au­gust: Osage County.”

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