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  • Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died

    Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58.

    Associated Press38 mins ago
  • Fatal shot in San Francisco pier shooting was ricochet

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The shot that killed a young San Francisco woman and touched off a heated immigration debate ricocheted off pavement before striking her in the back, which defense attorneys say shows the killing was an accident.

    Associated Press
  • North Korea’s old ruse falters

    Of all the world’s trouble spots, North Korea has been the one with the most predictable pattern. For decades, it has regularly provoked a crisis with South Korea or the United States and then demanded concessions in order to restore an uneasy truce. In early August, the pattern seemed to be…

    Christian Science Monitor49 mins ago
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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.

    KTRK – Houston
  • 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
  • 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
  • You’ll Never Guess Which Region Suspends Black Kids From School Most Often

    The assessment, made by the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, found that African American students were consistently suspended and expelled at higher rates than their peers in each of the 3,000 school districts in…

    TakePart.com
  • Father of Virginia TV reporter slain on air vows to fight for gun control

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The father of a Virginia journalist killed in an on-air shooting said on Thursday he would become a crusader for gun control, but analysts said there was little likelihood of legislation on the federal level any time soon, despite changes in some states. Two…

    Reuters
  • 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
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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…

    Yahoo News
  • 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
  • Oil jumps 10 percent for biggest one-day gain since 2009

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oil soared more than 10 percent Thursday, its biggest one-day gain since March 2009, lifted by resurgent global stock markets and a report showing the U.S. economy grew faster than previously reported in the second quarter.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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