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  • What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

    BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.

    Associated Press
  • Wife Has All The Company She Needs In Her Electronic Devices

    DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage until recently. Over the last three years she has become more and more consumed with her phone and tablet. She goes nowhere and does nothing without them. Every night and weekend she sits engrossed in both devices until…

    Dear Abby
  • Bolt crushes Gatlin to claim Beijing double

    Usain Bolt blazed to yet another sprint double by destroying American rival Justin Gatlin to retain his world 200 metres crown in Beijing on Thursday. The peerless Jamaican, who has now won gold in his favourite event at the last four world championships, clocked an electrifying time of 19.55…

    AFP
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    Two dead in southwestern Louisiana shooting, stabbing (17 photos)

    A police officer was shot and killed Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where three women had been stabbed, one of them fatally, in a town about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said the sheriff of rural St. Landry Parish. The man accused in the attacks drove from the house…

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  • 10 Signs Your Thyroid is Out of Whack

    "I had some classic symptoms," Dorris says, "but never connected it with thyroid issues." But after a routine screening in 2007, the now-48-year-old executive director of the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation was diagnosed with Graves' disease, which like many thyroid problems, is often…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Trump lead grows, Clinton slips: poll

    Billionaire Donald Trump extended his lead yet again atop the Republican presidential field, with front-running Democrat Hillary Clinton slipping and Vice President Joe Biden faring better than her against Republicans, poll results revealed Thursday. Trump, the combative real estate mogul, leads…

    AFP
  • Coroner: Man dies of injuries from crash 50 years ago

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man died this week of injuries he sustained when he was hit by a vehicle in eastern Pennsylvania a half-century ago.

    Associated Press
  • New Jersey teacher who was late for work 111 times keeps job

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

    Associated Press
  • Bison gores man working on picturesque California island

    A bison gored a man working on an island off the Southern California coast, puncturing his lung and leaving him to stagger hundreds of yards until he found hikers who called for help, the spokesman for a conservation group said on Thursday. The bison is one of about 150 of the large, horned bovine…

    Reuters
  • Dust-covered woman from iconic 9/11 photograph dies of cancer

    A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most haunting photographs of the outrage has died of stomach cancer. The family of Marcy Borders first announced her death Monday on Facebook. Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month…

    AFP
  • White supremacist expressed surprise in call victims not Jewish

    Prosecutors in Kansas rested their case on Thursday in the murder trial of a white supremacist after playing a recorded call in which he expressed surprise the three people fatally shot outside two Jewish centers last year were not Jewish. Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku…

    Reuters
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    Car split in half after Burlington crash; victims ID'd

    Police say one person is dead and another hospitalized after a violent, single-vehicle crash on northbound Route 130 crash New Jersey.

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  • Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

    Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a breakthrough discovery related to how cells replicate in cancer patients, how to put a stop to the process, and even how to reverse a tumor. DON’T MISS: iPhone…

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  • Is Donald Trump rising? Or is rest of GOP field sinking?

    Or is he just standing there while the rest of the GOP field sinks? Maybe that’s their real fear: not that Trump will win, but that they’re increasingly losing control over the Republican Party’s direction. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ashley Madison, meet the kids: infidelity and divorce

    NEW YORK (AP) — Divorce is often ugly, but the consequences for kids when infidelity is involved can deepen their anxiety, anger or confusion.

    Associated Press
  • NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought

    The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't fully account for the fast breakup of ice sheets and glaciers, NASA scientists said today (Aug. 26) at a press briefing. The open question, NASA…

    LiveScience.com
  • Former Ukraine rebel head starts support group for Russian fighters

    A former leader of pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine on Thursday announced he was launching a support network for Russian volunteers who fought in the conflict and the families of those killed. "A lot of people lost their health, lost their jobs, there are the families of the…

    AFP