• Why the Secret Service didn’t shoot the White House fence-jumper

    The small army of Secret Service agents guarding the White House carry a wide range of weapons and get training on how to repel sophisticated armed assaults – so why did no one shoot the intruder who jumped the fence on Friday and got all the way to the mansion’s doors? Officials inside the storied…

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  • Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

    Captain Tony Grider, 41, of Campbellsville was hurt along with three other firefighters when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line as their department doused a university band with water. Kyle Smith, the chief of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, said Grider died at noon at University of…

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  • High Schooler Gives Up Crown After Friend Was Pranked Into Thinking She Was Nominated for Homecoming Court

    Unfortunately, sometimes high school looks a lot like a real-life version of the movie "Mean Girls." Case in point, a group of girls at Grand Prairie High School in north Texas tricked 17-year-old Lillian Skinner into thinking she was nominated for the homecoming court. In order to get Skinner down…

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  • Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

    An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders. Daniele Watts issued a statement late Friday through her publicist after civil rights activists demanded that she apologize for…

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    Sierra Leone on Ebola lockdown (18 photos)

    Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to

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  • Khodorkovsky launches movement to challenge Putin

    Defying strongman Vladimir Putin from his self-imposed exile, ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Saturday launched an ambitious movement to unite pro-European Russians in a bid to challenge the Kremlin's grip on power. Once Russia's richest man, Khodorkovsky promised to stay out of politics after he…

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  • Blackwater Founder: We Could Stop ISIS

    Erik Prince has a message for ISIS: You’re lucky Blackwater is gone.On Friday night, the controversial founder of the private military company had plenty to say about what the organization he once ran could be doing in the fight against the so-called

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  • Missing Texas deputy found dead in Lake Austin

    Police recovered the body of 35-year-old Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis in Lake Austin around 2 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) following a search that was aided by boats, helicopters and rescue dogs, the Travis County Sheriff's Office said. By the time rescuers arrived at the scene near the Mansfield Dam…

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  • From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant

    As war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there. Denis Cuspert was once a modestly successful member of Germany's hip-hop scene going by the…

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    Raw: Thousands Protest US Campaign in Iraq

    Thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr held a rally in Baghdad on Saturday to protest against the United States' military campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group. (Sept. 20)

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  • Crash sends truck dangling over Oregon bridge rail

    A driver has been cited after a truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon Thursday, leaving the truck's trailer hanging over the bridge railing. A hazmat team responded, Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said. The spokesman said 54-year-old Brian J.…

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  • Girl was bait to try to catch boy ‘in the act,’ sexual harassment lawsuit says

    A civil lawsuit working its way through the federal appeals process alleges that a 14-year-old middle school girl was raped after school officials used her as bait to try to catch a male student “in the act” after she reported his sexual harassment. With growing pressure on college campuses to…

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  • US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

    Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday. At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, two Canadian CF-18 fighter jets intercepted two of the long-range bombers about 40 nautical miles (64 nautical kilometers) off the…

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  • Mexican kingpin's brother among seven slain men in western state

    The brother of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords was among seven dead men found on Friday in a violent western state that has been one of the biggest security headaches for President Enrique Pena Nieto. State prosecutors said the bodies of six men were found shot dead in the city of Uruapan in…

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  • Killings of Florida mother, six children stun community

    By Barbara Liston BELL Fla. (Reuters) - As Florida police examined why a 51-year-old felon shot his daughter and her six children to death before killing himself, residents of their small town grieved the loss of the children. Don Spirit on Thursday summoned authorities there with a 911 emergency…

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  • Texas triple murder suspect kills self in jail: authorities

    A 63-year-old man charged with killing three adults and wounding a child during a shooting spree at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas, committed suicide in his jail cell, police said on Friday. Sammuel Everett Toomey was being held in Nueces County Jail on three counts of capital murder and…

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  • US man confesses to Bali suitcase killing: police

    An American man has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother at a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Bali, while the girlfriend has admitted helping stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday. The battered body of Sheila von Wiese Mack, 62, was found in the case in the boot of a…

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