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

    CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

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  • Gunmen attack Mexico Black Hawk, 6 suspects killed

    Mexican marines killed six suspected criminals after the gunmen shot at their Black Hawk helicopter in the drug violence-plagued northern state of Tamaulipas over the weekend, the navy said Monday. The aircraft was on a mission to locate drug cartel suspects when it found carloads of gunmen in a…

    AFP
  • Aftermath Of Son's Affair Puts Grandmother In Awkward Spot

    DEAR ABBY: My son had an affair that resulted in the birth of a child outside his marriage. The baby is extremely ill. My daughter-in-law has forgiven my son for his infidelity, and along with my two grandchildren, the little family is trying to rebuild and also do right by the baby.The baby's…

    Dear Abby
  • Russian bomber crashes in Pacific region, both pilots killed

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed, the Defense Ministry said.

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  • 'Awful' crash, Confederate battle flags mar landmark NASCAR race

    One of NASCAR’s most dangerous and most popular races of the year began with a rain delay last night and ended early this morning with a horrific crash that injured five fans. The checkered flag had already been waved, signaling Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory at the Coke Zero 400, when Austin…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Man posing as security guard steals $75,000 from Oklahoma Wal-Mart

    A man dressed as a security guard walked out of an Oklahoma Wal-Mart with $75,000 in cash, a crime that went undetected until the real security guards showed up later to transport the money, police said on Monday. The suspect walked into the Wal-Mart on Saturday in Bristow, southwest of Tulsa,…

    Reuters
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    Confederate flag protest in South Carolina (35 photos)

    The depth of support for bringing down the Confederate flag gets its first test in the South Carolina Legislature this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan. The General Assembly returns Monday to discuss Gov. Nikki Haley's budget vetoes and what to do…

    Yahoo News
  • Islamic State militants killed in U.S.-led air strikes, fighting with Kurds: monitor

    At least 37 Islamic State fighters were killed and scores injured in air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition and in clashes with Kurdish YPG militia in northeastern Syria near the border with Turkey, a monitor said. The British-based Observatory for Human Rights said sources on the ground confirmed…

    Reuters
  • How Your Retirement Account Balance Compares to Your Peers

    Your age often dictates your retirement saving priorities. In your 20s and 30s, you need to get some money into a retirement account so that it can start growing on your behalf. Here are some strategies to give your retirement finances a boost at each stage of your life.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Miss Universe Paulina Vega refuses to give up her crown

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe has refused to relinquish her crown despite a tide of condemnation following pageant owner Donald Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.

    Associated Press
  • Philae's comet may host alien 'life': astronomers

    Astronomers proposed a novel explanation Monday for the strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe's robot probe Philae through outer space: alien microscopic life. Many of the frozen dust ball's features, which include a black crust over lakes of ice, flat-bottomed craters and mega-boulders…

    AFP54 mins ago
  • 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
  • Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.

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    Houston mom accused of starving boys, locking them in closet

    A Houston mother is facing multiple charges on allegations of child abuse, and authorities described her 10-year-old son as being so malnourished that he looked "like a prisoner of war who had been starved."

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    French fry burger taco is the snack we’ve been waiting for

    Joining the elite league of junk food we could probably do without but would never turn down is — the french fry burger taco.

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  • 4 found dead at South Carolina home; no search for suspect

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Four people, including a local county official, were found shot to death at a suburban home Sunday night, and police were not looking for a suspect, authorities said.

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  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe moves 'devil incarnate' information minister in reshuffle

    President Robert Mugabe on Monday moved Zimbabwe's information minister, who he branded a "devil incarnate" last year, to an education department role in his second cabinet reshuffle since December. Minister of Information Jonathan Moyo, whom Mugabe says appointed opposition sympathisers as editors…

    Reuters
  • Cancer Forecast: Why More People Will Die, Even As Death Rates Fall

    Cancer death rates will continue to decline in the United States through 2020, including death rates from some of the most common cancers in both men and women, a new study says. However, because the population is growing and getting older, the total number of cancer deaths will increase during…

    LiveScience.com
  • Federer, Murray in Wimbledon last eight, 'tanking' Kyrgios in trouble

    Roger Federer and Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday while controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios was under fire for 'tanking' in his last-16 exit. Seven-time champion Federer reached his 13th All England Club quarter-final with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's Roberto…

    AFP21 mins ago