• Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach, police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City said.

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  • Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked…

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  • Rich People Are Pissed About Obama's Labor Day Weekend Plans

    Spending Labor Day weekend in the Hamptons just keeps getting harder and harder.  According to the New York Post's "Page Six", President Obama's weekend fundraising trip to Westchester, to the Purchase, N.Y. home of donor Robert Wolf, is putting a hold on private planes flying to posh vacation…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

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    Nicaragua mine cave-in rescue (24 photos)

    Rescuers in Nicaragua raced against the clock Saturday to locate five people still missing two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine following the overnight rescue of 20 of their colleagues. "Hopefully we can find them in the coming hours," First Lady Rosario Murillo, the presidential…

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  • Woman Uses Her Gun To Ward Off Abduction

    Dinah Burns was out walking her dog, Gracie, on a path near an elementary school in Lancaster on Monday when two men approached her with a baseball bat and threatened to abduct her. “Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said ‘You’re coming with us,’” Burns told WBNS,…

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  • Boko Haram kill scores in captured Nigeria town

    Boko Haram gunmen have killed scores of residents in a Nigerian town on the border with Cameroon that they captured in recent raids, witnesses told AFP on Saturday. The militants seized Gamboru Ngala earlier this week after taking over military and police facilities in a fierce gun battle which…

    AFP
  • Women Bosses Are Fighting Sexism in Tech—by Posing in Their Undies

    Silicon Valley has churned out solutions for many of society’s problems. Underwear brand Dear Kate enlisted female tech-industry leaders to model its Ada Collection, a line named after Ada Lovelace, the 19th-century mathematician often credited as the world’s first computer programmer. One image of…

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  • Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier: video

    Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday. The soldier, recognizable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni Muslim from north…

    Reuters
  • F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

    (Reuters) - Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean,…

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    Visa Pour l’Image: A peek at the exhibitions at the International Festival of Photojournalism (77 photos)

    The 26th annual Visa Pour l’Image, the “Cannes Film Festival” of photojournalism, kicks off next week, filling the French city of Perpignan with more than 3,000 of the world’s best photojournalists and photo editors, along with agencies from around the world, converging to share tips, contacts,…

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  • Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

    NEW YORK (AP) — Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

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  • Saudi king warns West will be jihadists' next target

    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action. "Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East," said the king who was speaking at a…

    AFP
  • AFTER A LOVED ONE'S PASSING, GRIEF CAN OUTLAST THE SUPPORT

    DEAR ABBY: My neighbor was very ill with diabetes and an amputee with other health problems. Her husband worked long hours to pay for her health care and keep food on the table. They also had custody of a 3-year-old granddaughter. I'm sorry to say this idea didn't occur to me until after the lady…

    Dear Abby
  • Terminally ill Wisconsin ex-deputy sheriff charged with double murder

    (Reuters) - A terminally ill former Wisconsin deputy sheriff was charged on Friday with murder in connection with the fatal shootings of his wife and her sister in his home last week, court documents showed. Andrew Steele, 39, was charged in Dane County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree…

    Reuters
  • Family of instructor killed at Arizona gun range does not blame girl

    The ex-wife and children of an Arizona gun range instructor shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl using an Uzi submachine gun do not blame the child and plan on reaching out to her family, according to a TV interview broadcast on Friday. Charles Vacca was showing the girl how to fire the Uzi at the…

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  • Russian politician beaten after report on soldier burials

    By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in…

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