• Police: Man kills wife at hospital, son also dead

    STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife on Wednesday and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their home, where their son was found fatally shot, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke

    NEW YORK (AP) — BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."

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  • Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.

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  • Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn girl was fighting for her life a day after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can, an act the woman's parents said Wednesday that she didn't fully comprehend.

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  • WIFE IS UNWILLING TO SHOULDER BURDEN OF MOTHER-IN-LAW'S CARE

    DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week. My husband, "Fred," goes to help and entertain her every weekend, and I sometimes accompany him. She has enough money…

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  • Comedian Jon Stewart Calls Out Sean Hannity’s White Privilege

    After unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer Aug. 9, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly cut his vacation short to come back on the air and voice his outrage. The fury wasn't directed at the officer who killed Brown or the police departments that violently…

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  • John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago.

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  • US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, the Navy said Wednesday, an encounter that could exacerbate tensions between the two countries as they work to hammer out a lasting deal over Iran's nuclear program.

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  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.

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  • Saudi Arabia beheads three convicted of murder

    Saudi authorities on Wednesday beheaded three citizens after they were convicted of murder in separate cases, the interior ministry announced, bringing to 41 the number of executions there this year. Nawaf al-Mutairi was executed in the western city of Medina for the machine-gun killing of fellow…

    AFP
  • Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing's 'fox hunt'

    By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - When Yang Xiuzhu got wind in 2003 that Chinese anti-corruption investigators were looking into her affairs, she boarded a flight to Singapore. China filed an arrest warrant through Interpol for Yang, a senior official who oversaw construction projects in the…

    Reuters
  • Science just gave us another great reason to legalize pot

    We’ve learned about a couple of good medical benefits to marijuana this year and now it seems there’s another one: Using medicinal marijuana makes it less likely that you’ll become hooked on painkillers. CNN reports that a new study published this in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal finds that…

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  • Sister of accused Boston marathon bombers arrested after bomb threat

    By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sister of the accused Boston Marathon bombers was arrested in New York City for threatening a woman over the phone, saying she could "put a bomb on you," police said on Wednesday. Aliana Tsarnaev, 23, sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was…

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    Photos of the day - August 27, 2014 (21 photos)

    An aerial view of a tractor pulling a potato digger as a farmer harvests a field in Germany, relatives of two Palestinian children who witnesses said were killed in an Israeli air strike before a ceasefire was declared in Gaza and Freed, journalist Peter Theo Curtis addresses the media outside his…

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  • 3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

    GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Divers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a mother and two of her children who authorities say drowned in a popular lake west of Portland.

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  • Police: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related. A third victim who was badly wounded also was tossed in the river…

    Associated Press
  • Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-year-old challenges world's fastest man

    Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!" Hidekichi Miyazaki -- who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the…

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