• Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without water

    For four months, she and her family have had no running water. "We are trying to live a normal life," the 52-year-old told AFP in the town of Monson, 200 miles north of Los Angeles. To take a shower, they've created an elaborate system that pumps bottled water up to the roof of their rented house…

    AFP
  • Texas girl arrested for fight with classmate in viral video

    A 13-year-old Texas girl was arrested on Monday after a video that went viral showed her beating a classmate who was holding a toddler at a Dallas-area elementary school earlier this month, police said. The one-minute video of the incident has had more than 1.2 million views on LiveLeak.com since…

    Reuters
  • Texas farmer killed by swarm of bees

    A Texas farmer who disturbed an underground bee colony while plowing a field died after he was stung hundreds of times by a swarm that attacked him, a fire official said on Monday. Rogelio Zuniga, 53, was killed on Sunday in Rio Hondo, near the border with Mexico, said Raul Zuniga, Jr., the San…

    Reuters
  • Citrus fruit linked with melanoma in preliminary study

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Using data from two long-term studies of women and men, researchers found a potential link between citrus consumption and malignant melanoma of the skin. The results, from a single “observational” study that may not reflect the whole U.S. population, should be…

    Reuters
  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

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  • Nashville boy, 12, killed in fireworks incident: police

    A Nashville, Tennessee, boy was killed when an apparently damaged "exploding artillery" firework malfunctioned as he held it skyward for a friend to light, police said on Monday. The Sunday night incident is under investigation and officers are trying to recover about a dozen of the fireworks…

    Reuters
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    Out of this world photography (20 photos)

    An astro photographer has captured a series of spectacular out of this world shots of the cosmic kaleidoscope of color. Mike Mezeul II spends his time snapping wondrous night skies from vibrant auroras to galvanic star-trails and millions of twinkling stars. The photographer, 31, from Frisco in…

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  • There's a Price to Pay for Not Eating America's Ugly Seafood

    The Saltbox Seafood Joint had been on Jack Thigpen’s radar for a while. Two chalkboard menus listing the day’s catch flank the order window of the itty-bitty Durham, North Carolina, restaurant. The spiny dogfish is actually a slim, gray shark.

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  • Australia police will not help IS fighter's kids: grandmother

    The Australian mother-in-law of a notorious Islamic State group fighter said Monday she was "devastated" that police had refused to help bring her five grandchildren home from Syria. Karen Nettleton's daughter Tara is married to Khaled Sharrouf, who gained global infamy last year when he posted…

    AFP
  • 2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

    MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking down on a rural road near…

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    Cairo car bomb kills Egyptian prosecutor, Hisham Barakat (19 photos)

    A car bomb killed Egypt's top prosecutor on Monday, ripping through his convoy in a Cairo neighborhood, in the first assassination of a top official in the country in a quarter century, marking an apparent escalation by Islamic militants in their campaign of revenge attacks for a 2-year-old…

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  • Dad of the year? Father saves 13-year-old son from alligator

    A father and his 13-year-old son are in recovery after sustaining injuries in an alligator attack while out on a fishing trip at a lake in Texas on Sunday. Kaleb Hurley was swimming in Lake Charlotte in Cedar Hill Park when a six- to eight-foot alligator grabbed him and began to pull him under the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

    When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

    Associated Press
  • The GOP Fails Its Empathy Test

    After Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, the Republican National Committee published an “autopsy.” “When it comes to social issues,” the autopsy declared, “the Party must in fact and deed be inclusive and welcoming. If we are not, we will limit our ability to attract young people.” The autopsy also…

    The Atlantic
  • Real Housewife Vicki Gunvalson gets real about reality TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's hard for Vicki Gunvalson to not think of the past decade of her life in terms of TV seasons: She's the only remaining original cast member on Bravo's first "Real Housewives" series, "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

    Associated Press
  • The Islands Where Watching Whales Could End Their Lives

    The Faroe Islands, a North Atlantic archipelago, have put a new twist on the phrase “If you see something, say something.” But it has nothing to do with terrorism. In June, the parliament of the Faroes, an autonomous region owned by Denmark, approved a measure mandating that tourists report…

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  • I’m Getting Queasy Just Watching This Insane Amusement Park Ride

    Let’s say you’re a fan of amusement parks, but the rides just aren’t creative enough for you. You enjoy the adrenaline of being thrown through the air, you just wish that the ride itself looked more like a project at a science fair. The Swiss ride engineers at abc rides have heard your pleas, and…

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