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  • Captain Phillips strikes back: Off Horn of Africa, pirates go bye-bye

    Mohamed Abdi Hassan, another notorious pirate nicknamed Afweyne, or “Big Mouth,” said earlier he was getting out of the game. Things are changing in East Africa’s high-profile pirate business: A combination of greater force at sea and swifter justice on land means the bottom has fallen out of the…

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  • Police seek man who took selfie during running of the bulls

    Spanish police say they are searching for a man who snapped a selfie during the running of the bulls in Pamplona.

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  • WANDERING GRANDCHILD MUST BE TAUGHT TO RESPECT BOUNDARIES

    DEAR ABBY: We were visiting my daughter and her husband when their 3-year-old, "Bethany," entered our room and rummaged through our medications. The door to the guest room was closed and the medications had been placed on a desk. Of course, everyone thought she had ingested some, so they rushed her…

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  • Lifestyle choices can cut Alzheimer toll, says study

    Millions of cases of Alzheimer's could be prevented by altering lifestyle habits which increase risk of the tragic memory-robbing disease, scientists said on Monday. Alzheimer's is an age-related brain condition that experts suspect is influenced by both genes and the environment. The study, led by…

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  • Israel says it's downed drone along southern coast

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it downed a drone on Monday along the country's southern coastline, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the campaign against Gaza Strip militants began last week.

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  • Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report

    Brazil's football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's contract, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup. Scolari said that he would let the CBF decide his fate after his team lost the game for third…

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  • Moscow 'considering targeted strikes' on Ukraine

    Moscow is considering targeted strikes against Ukraine after a shell reportedly crossed the border and killed a Russian civilian, the Kommersant daily reported Monday, citing a source close to the Kremlin. The respected daily quoted a source as saying that Moscow was considering the possibility of…

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  • Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead.

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  • Son charged with stabbing death of mother in Indiana hospital: media

    (Reuters) - The son of an 80-year-old woman who was stabbed to death at a northwest Indiana hospital last week has been charged with her murder, news media reported on Sunday. Rodney Louis Dickinson, 60, was arrested after the Friday afternoon stabbing at the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville,…

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    Refloating the shipwrecked Costa Concordia (11 photos)

    An unprecedented operation to refloat the shipwrecked Costa Concordia began Monday in Italy, with salvage workers attempting to raise the rusty liner from its watery grave on the shores of a rugged Tuscan island. (AFP) Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr

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  • Boko Haram leader claims blast in Nigeria's Lagos

    By Tim Cocks and Isaac Abrak ABUJA (Reuters) - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for two explosions on June 25 at a fuel depot in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, in a video seen by Reuters on Sunday, which if true would be the militants' first recorded attack on the…

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  • Mayor: Cop killer lay in wait for police to arrive

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.

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  • LeBron: World Cup final 'bigger' than NBA finals

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James sized up the World Cup final and said it trumps the NBA finals.

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  • Corpse slips out of Pennsylvania coroner's vehicle onto street

    (Reuters) - A corpse on a gurney slid out of the back of a coroner's vehicle and onto a busy street in an eastern Pennsylvania town, a local newspaper reported on Sunday. Cars drove around the gurney before it was placed back inside the coroner's vehicle and driven off, the Bucks County Courier…

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    Deadly clashes in Libya (10 photos)

    Deadly clashes raged Sunday around Libya's main international airport, closing in down, as Islamist militia attacked liberal rivals in their Tripoli bastion, in an intensifying power struggle. Exchanges of fire with heavy weapons forced the closure of Tripoli airport, as foreign ministers from the…

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  • Why Germany's World Cup win is a big win for world soccer

    In days to come, Argentina will, perhaps, look back and wonder how, in those fleeting moments when the Germans got it horribly wrong, its players managed to do even worse. The 2014 World Cup final Sunday was hardly the best game of a sparkling tournament. No, by the meager measure of recent finals,…

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  • Jeremy Lin joins Lakers in trade with Houston

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk.

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  • Three dead, two wounded in Pasadena, California shootings

    (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting late on Saturday afternoon in Pasadena, California before the gunman surrendered, police said. Police responded to multiple 911 calls from residents about shots being fired and found a man barricaded in a home after “shooting…

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  • Brazil booed as Netherlands claim third

    Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's miserable World Cup campaign ended in a chorus of boos on Saturday as the hosts slumped to a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the third place playoff match. A penalty from Robin van Persie and a Daley Blind strike saw the Dutch take a 2-0 lead after only 17 minutes as…

    AFP
  • Obama may hold fix to flood of immigrant kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without waiting for what is likely to be a contentious and lengthy Congressional battle, say two key lawmakers, one a…

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