• Oklahoma man shot, killed by police after fight over rescue

    OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma state trooper fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with two troopers who were trying to rescue him and another man from floodwaters, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Saturday.

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  • Hawaiian fisherman dies in struggle with swordfish he speared

    (Reuters) - A Hawaiian fisherman died when a swordfish he had speared in a harbor on the Big Island struck him in the chest with its sharp bill, officials said. The man, a captain in the charter fishing business, on Friday morning saw the swordfish in the Honokohau small boat harbor and jumped into…

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  • The Controversial Reason a High School Cancelled its Valedictorian’s Speech

    Colorado senior Evan Young was a model student. He finished off his high school career with an impressive 4.5 GPA, a scholarship to Rutgers University, and was named Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School’s valedictorian. But when school officials read a draft of his graduation speech—a customary…

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  • Black Widows' Bad Rap: 4 Misconceptions About the Spider

    One woman's snack break turned sour this week when she reached into a bag of grapes and felt the bite of a venomous black widow spider. Believe it or not, black widow spiders don't want to live inside your bag of grapes. If you happen to find one of these critters in your grocery bag, you can bet…

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  • Powerful 7.8 quake shakes Japan

    A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast Saturday, geologists said, shaking buildings in Tokyo and setting off car alarms, an AFP correspondent reported. Despite the huge power of the quake, there was no risk of a tsunami, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre reported. Residential…

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  • What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?

    NEW YORK (AP) — What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don't show up?

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  • All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change

    On Friday, the Army is expected to announce that all the women who had attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source. Ranger School, which grooms the Army’s most elite special operations fighting force, opened its doors to women…

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    Monsters of the deep (6 photos)

    It is often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the ocean floor - and one look at these strangely stunning creatures will be enough to affirm that. The colorful critters might look like they’re from another world but they are in fact rarely seen marine life,…

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  • Woman charged with murder in road rage attack

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) - A 25-year-old San Diego area woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist who was serving in the U.S. Navy was charged on Friday with first-degree murder in what police are calling a road rage killing. Darla Renee Jackson allegedly rammed her Nissan sedan…

    Reuters
  • AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

    American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York.

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  • 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…

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    Photos of the day - May 29, 2015 (26 photos)

    Visitors take photos in the newly opened One World Observatory in New York; Tex Toler watches the Llano River rise in Llano, Texas; a member of al Qaeda's Nusra Front takes down a picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city of Ariha; and a Burundian boy looks on as he…

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  • 4 more bodies found after Texas flooding

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes.

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  • Prosecutor asks court to correct judge's errors on Cleveland officer verdict

    (Reuters) - An Ohio prosecutor on Friday asked a state appeals court to correct legal errors made by a judge who found a Cleveland officer not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012. Timothy McGinty of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's…

    Reuters
  • Nigeria army repels Boko Haram as new president starts term

    Nigeria's military on Saturday repelled a Boko Haram attack on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri, hours after President Muhammadu Buhari took office vowing to crush the Islamist group. The overnight attack on the Borno state capital saw rocket-propelled grenades fired into homes in a…

    AFP
  • Apartment Fliers Advise Black Residents to Keep Quiet

    Residents at an Irvine, California, apartment complex were in for an unpleasant surprise when they stepped into the building’s elevator last night. A new poster had appeared on two different elevators in Toscana Apartments.

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  • Falcons LB Shembo waived after animal cruelty charge

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

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