• Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.

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  • Family's Pantry Has Become Neighbor Kids' Favorite Buffet

    DEAR ABBY: We recently moved to a new neighborhood. Soon thereafter, some kids who were at our house playing with our kids began rooting through my pantry for snacks. A few days later, kids from another family did the same thing. (I would die of embarrassment if I found out mine ever behaved that…

    Dear Abby
  • Manhunt in Memphis continues after officer, 33, fatally shot

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt continued Sunday following the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer who was killed the previous night during a traffic stop, Tennessee police officials said.

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  • Special Forces Soldier Paralyzed After Trying to Save a Drowning Girl

    A heroic act to save a drowning girl last Saturday left a Special Forces soldier paralyzed. Sgt. First Class Tim Brumit was responding to screams that a girl was drowning in the waters of Crab Island in Destin, Florida, amid a storm. A member of the 7th Special Forces group who had been deployed 11…

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  • Mexico news photographer found slain in capital

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.

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  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires', which officials…

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  • Cecil the lion lights up New York's Empire State building

    A giant photo of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter was among images projected Saturday onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling display. The "Projecting Change on the Empire State Building" initiative was designed to raise awareness about the plight of…

    AFP
  • 2 soldiers dead, 31 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking…

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  • WWE reacts to 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper's death

    Wrestling superstar and WWE hall of famer 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper passed away in his sleep at age 61 on Friday.

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  • Companion of Cecil the Lion, Jericho, Is Alive ]

    UPDATE 8/2: Zimbabwe wildlife officials confirmed that Jericho is alive and well with a photo taken Sunday morning. The past week has been filled with outrage, sadness, and anger over the death of beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil at the hands of an American trophy hunter. Today the African country…

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  • Baltimore prosecutor won't cooperate with homicide panel

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city's top prosecutor isn't sharing information that's needed for the program to work.

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    Photos of the day - August 2, 2015 (16 photos)

    Molten lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active volcanoes on the French Indian Ocean Reunion Island, a pilot stands near a burning Mi-28N from the Berkuty helicopter display team after a hard touchdown at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia and U.S. Secretary…

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  • Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home…

    Reuters
  • Indictment: Former Texas surgeon so derelict he left 2 dead

    DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what's seen as one of the worst recent cases of malpractice in Texas.

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  • China tightens controls on export of drones, supercomputers

    China is tightening controls on exports of some drones and powerful computers and will require firms to register to ensure they do not "compromise national security", state media reported Sunday. From August 15, manufacturers of certain powerful drones and computers will have to give technical…

    AFP
  • Clashes erupt at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque after toddler death

    Clashes broke out on Sunday at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, two days after a Palestinian toddler was burned alive in a firebombing by suspected Jewish extremists. Police said masked Palestinian youths at the mosque threw stones at security forces while protesters held…

    AFP
  • Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.

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