• 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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  • 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
  • Powerful 7.8-magnitude 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…

    AFP
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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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  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • US hits out at China over sea reclamation, vows more patrols

    The United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to China's intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea and vowed to continue sending military aircraft and ships to the tense region. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a high-level security conference in Singapore that…

    AFP
  • 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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of…

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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…

    Dear Abby
  • Tense standoff outside US mosque over cartoon protest

    Anti-Islam protesters -- some of them heavily armed -- faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque, in a tense but peaceful standoff. About 200 demonstrators from each group stood outside the mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, where a biker crew had said they would hold a Mohammed…

    AFP
  • 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…

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    Police Suspect Millionaire Is Victim of 'Sweetheart Swindle'

    Part 3: Lee becomes a multi-millionaire after selling almost all of Raines' tree farm land.

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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
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Takepart.com
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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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