• Two men hospitalized after jumping into canal at Venetian in Las Vegas

    (Reuters) - Two men jumped into a canal at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and, because they could not swim, had to be rescued and hospitalized, a spokesman for the hotel said on Thursday. The disturbance on Monday morning at the Venetian, which is located on the Las Vegas Strip and draws many…

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  • Fatal shot in San Francisco pier shooting was ricochet

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admits he fired the shot that killed a young San Francisco woman on an evening stroll with her father.

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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.

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  • Kim Jong-Un says nukes not talks secured accord with South

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons rather than negotiating skills secured what he described as a "landmark" agreement this week with South Korea to end a dangerous military standoff. Chairing a meeting of the Central Military Commission, Kim credited the North with securing the…

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  • Prosecutors: Lottery scam leader deserves severe sentence

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say the sentence for a man convicted in North Dakota of leading a Jamaican lottery scam should reflect the "severe mental anguish" he caused his victims.

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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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  • Animal Rights Group Reveals Cruelty Behind McNuggets—and McDonald’s Responds Fast

    “Based on what we currently know, we are terminating the farmer’s contract to grow chickens for us,” a Tyson spokesman said in a statement. No doubt the video footage released by Mercy for Animals, which is among the growing number of animal rights groups using ever smaller and more sophisticated…

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  • Houston police officer shoots hospital patient during struggle

    A Houston police officer working a second job as a hospital security guard shot and critically wounded on Thursday a patient who had been combative with staff and fought with security, a Houston police spokesman said. The officer was one of two off-duty police officers working as security at St.…

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  • 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…

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    Obama in New Orleans ahead of 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (18 photos)

    Visiting on tidy porch stoops and dining at a thriving corner eatery, President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. On his ninth trip to the city that made worldwide headlines…

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  • Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins said Thursday that one of the babies died after a complicated five-hour separation procedure.

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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