• Sister Getting Married Opts Out Of All-Inclusive Affair

    DEAR ABBY: My only sister, "Carolyn," is getting married in two months. I'm ecstatic for her. She and her girlfriend turned 50 this year, and this is the happiest I have ever seen her. They are perfect together. Carolyn asked me to be her maid of honor and I gladly accepted. I am also decorating…

    Dear Abby
  • Woman dies from fall at Southern California fair attraction

    A woman at a county fair in Southern California died after falling from an attraction that normally has participants jump onto a giant cushion, authorities said on Friday. Sabrina Gordon, 31, plummeted on Thursday evening from an elevated platform, hitting the ground and not the cushion that is…

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  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas…

    AFP
  • 60M-year-old fossil can’t convince creationist that Earth is older than 6,000 years

    A Canadian who happens to be on the board of directors of Big Valley’s Creation Science Museum, a place that’ll try to prove to you that Earth is only about 6,000 years old, made a stunning fossil discovery, but the historic finding can’t actually shake his beliefs. DON’T MISS: The ultimate…

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  • Huthi rebels kill Yemen capital's governor: relatives

    Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels have killed the capital's governor in clashes that erupted during an attempt to detain him, his relatives said Friday. Sanaa governor Abdulghani Jamil and his nephew Nasr Jamil died of wounds suffered in clashes late Thursday between his aides and the Iran-backed…

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  • Players shouldn't feel like they're being robbed, GTA 5 boss says about DLC

    "You never want to the consumer to feel as though you've picked their pocket."

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    Spelling Bee champs battle to a tie (21 photos)

    They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. So they shared the title, making history in two different ways. The bee hadn't ended in a tie for 52 years…

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  • Tebow makes his Philly debut

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A slimmer Tim Tebow threw passes in shorts while a horde of reporters critiqued his mechanics and analyzed his arm motion.

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  • U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten Island pool raised alarms about a little known…

    Reuters
  • U.S. says China has placed mobile artillery on reclaimed island

    The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea, a development that Republican Sen. John McCain called "disturbing and escalatory." Brent Colburn, a Pentagon spokesman traveling with Defense Secretary Ash…

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  • 10 Netflix movies you need to watch before they expire in June

    Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Finding decent movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix used to be a huge pain. In fact, just a few short years ago, the bulk of the company’s catalog was filler that most people had no interest at all in watching. That, however, is no longer the case. These…

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  • Judge delays case after 'Suge' Knight hires Jackson lawyer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges.

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    Navy veteran dies after falling from 'FreeDrop' attraction at San Bernardino County Fair

    A 31-year-old Navy veteran has died after falling from an extreme attraction at the San Bernardino County Fair in Victorville.

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  • Warriors guard Thompson diagnosed with concussion

    Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion, the NBA team announced Friday, and will not play again until he completes the league's concussion protocol. Golden State produced the best record in the NBA this season at 67-15. The Warriors are back in the NBA Finals…

    AFP
  • 5 National Parks With Spectacular Scenery and No Crowds

    The sculptural sandstone towers and bridges of Arches National Park are justifiably famous, but just 45 minutes away in Canyonlands you can find equally dramatic rock formations, and you’ll have them all to yourself.

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  • Germany warns Ukraine truce turning 'very fragile'

    Germany's foreign minister warned Friday that the situation in Ukraine's separatist east was turning "very fragile" and required all sides to refocus their efforts on salvaging a three-month truce. Frank-Walter Steinmeier flew into Kiev just days before Ukraine's Western-backed President Petro…

    AFP
  • Exclusive: Air France faces new safety probe after freighter takeoff scare

    Air France faces its second safety investigation in as many weeks after pilots were forced to recover in mid-takeoff after entering the wrong data into the computer of a cargo jet, airline and safety officials said. The mistake over the plane's weight was discovered when the Boeing 777 freighter…

    Reuters