• RESPONSIBILITY FOR BIRTH CONTROL FALLS ON BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

    DEAR ABBY: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. Common sense for the women is to use birth control, but why don't men step up to the plate and have a vasectomy? I had one years ago and it has worked well for me. I never hear it mentioned on…

    Dear Abby
  • Recline-Gate 2: Another Plane Diverted After Passenger Leans Back

    An American Airlines flight headed from Miami to Paris had to be diverted into Boston airport late on Wednesday night after two passengers began arguing and the argument turned physical. It was at that moment that air marshals, who were on the flight undercover, had to intervene.

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

    Japan executed a mobster and a killer arsonist on Friday, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012. The executions came days before Abe is expected to reshuffle his cabinet amid speculation that he will appoint a new justice…

    AFP
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    The Last Stop outdoor shooting range (7 photos)

    The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those outside the U.S. —…

    Yahoo News
  • Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.

    Associated Press
  • Putin hails Ukraine separatists as NATO holds crisis talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed the advances of pro-Kremlin fighters in eastern Ukraine as Western alarm spiralled over what Kiev has branded a Russian invasion. NATO ambassadors were holding a crisis meeting after the alliance said Russia had at least 1,000 troops fighting to…

    AFP
  • Missing Montana college student found dead in Idaho mountains

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A Montana college student whose disappearance prompted a search by hundreds of police and volunteers was found dead from injuries sustained in a car accident in the mountains of central Idaho, authorities said late on Thursday. The body of Lucius Robbi,…

    Reuters
  • Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn girl was fighting for her life a day after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can, an act the woman's parents said Wednesday that she didn't fully comprehend.

    Associated Press
  • IS executes scores of Syrian troops in new atrocity

    Islamic State jihadists boasted Thursday they had executed scores of Syrian troops after capturing a key air base, the latest in a string of abuses that have shocked the world. News of the killings came as US President Barack Obama weighed air strikes on IS positions in Syria and edged closer to…

    AFP
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    Three million people forced out of Syria (28 photos)

    The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. The tragic milestone means that about one of every eight Syrians has fled across the border, and 6.5 million others have been…

    Yahoo News
  • Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke

    NEW YORK (AP) — BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."

    Associated Press
  • No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by 9-year-old girl

    By Alexia Shurmur WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being viewed as an industrial…

    Reuters
  • Murder charge for child care worker in boy's death

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City child care worker was indicted Thursday on a murder charge in the death of a 20-month-old boy in her care. Prosecutors said she admitted throwing him down and stepping on him.

    Associated Press
  • DOJ To Give Money From Bank Of America Settlement To Liberal Activist Groups

    Judicial Watch reports that the Department of Justice is giving liberal activist groups money from a $16.6 billion settlement with Bank of America. The groups benefitting from the lawsuit, according to Investor’s Business Daily, are the National Council of La Raza, Operation Hope, National…

    The Daily Caller
  • Comedian Jon Stewart Calls Out Sean Hannity’s White Privilege

    After unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer Aug. 9, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly cut his vacation short to come back on the air and voice his outrage. The fury wasn't directed at the officer who killed Brown or the police departments that violently…

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  • Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart should be back in his comfort zone at a NASCAR track, ready for racing.

    Associated Press