• Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday.

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  • Marriage To Slovenly Wife Brings Man Close To Tears

    DEAR ABBY: I have been married 40 years, and it's just the two of us. I work full time and make a good living. We have a large house in a great neighborhood. My problem is my wife. She hasn't worked throughout almost all of our marriage and has to be the laziest person I know. We haven't slept in…

    Dear Abby
  • NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.

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  • Leaping sturgeon kills five-year-old girl boating in Florida

    Jaylon Rippy was boating with her family on the Suwannee River in northwest Florida near Fanning Springs on Thursday evening when the jumping fish injured the young girl along with her mother and her 9-year-old brother, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission said in a statement. The family members,…

    Reuters
  • 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

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  • S. Korean official falls to death in China

    An official dispatched from Seoul to deal with the aftermath of a bus crash in China that killed 10 South Koreans was found dead in a suspected suicide early Sunday after falling from a hotel, Chinese state media reported. The official, identified as Choi Doo-Yeong, was confirmed dead after police…

    AFP
  • Two dead, three missing in Louisville boat accident: reports

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - Two people were killed and three were missing after a boat crashed into a bridge in downtown Louisville Saturday night.

    Reuters
  • Minneapolis Muslim girls design their own modest sportswear

    When Muslims on the Cedar Riverside Community School girls’ basketball team in Minneapolis found their traditional clothing interfered with sports activities, they sought a solution. With the help of students at University of Minnesota's College of Design and the Tucker Center for Research on Girls…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • The Latest: Belgian minister reacts to Greek 'no' projection

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):

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  • Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach as String of Attacks Rattle Nerves

    Amid a string of shark attacks in North Carolina, two beach-goers turned the tables on one shark that got a little bit too close for comfort today.Two men were fishing in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, this morning when they caught a shark, witness Chloe Finlay told ABC News. ...

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  • For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

    ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

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  • Turkey summons commanders to discuss Syria intervention: report

    The Turkish army has called a meeting of troop commanders stationed along its fortified border with Syria to discuss a possible intervention in Syria, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Sunday. Turkey has boosted its military defences on the volatile border over the past week, stationing tanks and…

    AFP
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    7-year-old boy fatally shot in Humboldt Park

    A 7-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday night, one of 44 people shot -- eight fatally -- between Friday and Sunday morning, police said.

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  • Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.

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  • Israel rows back Judaism conversion reform

    Israeli ministers on Sunday struck down a bill that would have cancelled the monopoly the ultra-Orthodox chief rabbinate holds over conversions in the Jewish state. A proposal approved by the cabinet in November but never passed by parliament stipulated that the chief rabbi of each Israeli city…

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  • Small is beautiful, say South Koreans making plans to marry

    By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - The night before their wedding, Kim Kwang-yoon and Cho Jin-oh were up until 2 a.m. with the bride's mother, setting tables. With South Korea's average wedding expenditure last year at nearly $64,000, or about double that of the United States, more citizens are…

    Reuters
  • TOUR DE FRANCE WATCH: Cavendish fuming against 'imbeciles'

    NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) — Ace sprinter Mark Cavendish's Etixx-Quickstep team was fighting for both the stage win and the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Sunday. It ended empty-handed.

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  • At least 14 hospitalized after deck collapses in North Carolina

    A deck on a house on the North Carolina coast collapsed on Saturday as a family gathered for a photo, and at least 14 people were rushed to the hospital including several in critical condition, officials said. The wooden deck at the house overlooking the ocean in Emerald Isle was one-storey high,…

    Reuters