• Daughter Deep In Debt Needs Counseling, Not More Money

    DEAR ABBY: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn't pay her bills. She and her husband maintain separate accounts, which I find odd. He pays certain expenses; she pays others. Now I find she's deep in debt again…

    Dear Abby
  • Suspect in Houston deputy shooting to appear in court

    Shannon Miles was due to appear at 9 a.m. EDT in Harris County District Court, records show. Miles is accused of shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday evening at a Houston-area gas station as Goforth fueled his patrol car, sheriff's officials said. Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered…

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  • Poland backtracks on Nazi 'gold train' discovery

    A regional governor in Poland said Monday he had serious doubts about the alleged discovery of a Nazi gold train days after a deputy culture minister revealed he was "more than 99 percent sure" one had been found. "There is no more proof for this alleged discovery than for other claims made over…

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  • Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years.

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  • Taliban say Omar death covered up to wait out NATO drawdown

    The Taliban Monday admitted covering up the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants. The group confirmed in July that Omar had died but did not say when, deepening internal divisions.…

    AFP
  • Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection

    (Reuters) - A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Houston has died, according to his family and local media. The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr., a junior Olympian and honor student, seemed to have contracted the disease…

    Reuters
  • Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

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  • Take Control of Your 6 Biggest Retirement Expenses

    Now that the stock market has shown us we cannot always rely on capital gains from our investments, or extra income from our savings, it may be time to take a closer look at the other side of the ledger: our retirement expenses. It might reassure you to know that, on average, household expenses…

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  • What Kanye West’s presidential announcement tells us about 2016

    Kanye West is running for president. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll released over the weekend showed the combined total of those three at 46 percent among likely Republican caucus-goers next February in Iowa, the crucial first…

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    Woman was getting high on canned air at Kansas Walmart, police say

    Melissa Ann Wright is accused of huffing an industrial strength duster chemical while shopping at a Kansas area Walmart.

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  • Woman arrested after police say she drowned twin boys in tub

    AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A 22-year-mother has been arrested on charges that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons in a bathtub on Sunday, police said.

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  • Hundreds mourn slain 9-year-old Ferguson girl

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds gathered to remember a 9-year-old girl who was killed when shots were fired into her Ferguson home as she did homework on her mother's bed.

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  • Six elite soldiers killed in eastern Congo ambush

    Unidentified gunmen killed six elite presidential guard soldiers on Monday in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, military and local sources said, a region still plagued by violence more than a decade after years of civil war ended. A military source, who spoke on condition of…

    Reuters
  • China party says no disrespect meant with Jiang sign removal

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The removal of a stone plinth sign written by former Chinese president Jiang Zemin at the entrance of a key Communist Party training center is not a sign of disrespect, a senior official said on Monday, after rumors of destabilizing party infighting. Jiang…

    Reuters
  • See the Whales Swimming in an Ocean of 70,000 Plastic Water Bottles

    With funding from Arts Council England and in collaboration with Artists Project Earth, Cod Steaks created “The Bristol Whales,” a life-size environmental art installation in Bristol’s city center. It depicts two of the massive mammals emerging out of an “ocean” of plastic.

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  • Were officials too quick to tie Texas deputy shooting to Black Lives Matter?

    Texas authorities have charged a man with killing a uniformed sheriff’s deputy at a Houston gas station Friday night. Law enforcement officials on Saturday arrested Shannon J. Miles, of Cypress, and charged him with capital murder in the fatal, “execution-style” shooting of Harris County deputy…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Japan complains to UN over Ban's China military parade visit

    Tokyo said on Monday it has complained to the United Nations over Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's plan to attend a huge military parade in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga called on the UN to be "neutral", after Tokyo…

    AFP