• Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.

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  • Dr. Dre ready with 'final' album after 16 years

    Rap mogul Dr. Dre will release his first album in nearly 16 years to accompany a film on his former band N.W.A. and hinted the record would be his last. Dr. Dre -- who has become one of music's richest businesspeople and works with Apple -- said the album would come out on August 7, a week before…

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  • Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday.

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  • Family's Pantry Has Become Neighbor Kids' Favorite Buffet

    DEAR ABBY: We recently moved to a new neighborhood. Soon thereafter, some kids who were at our house playing with our kids began rooting through my pantry for snacks. A few days later, kids from another family did the same thing. (I would die of embarrassment if I found out mine ever behaved that…

    Dear Abby
  • Man accused of shooting family recently released from jail

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a family that stopped to help him on a Montana roadside was released from a Wyoming jail two weeks earlier while facing unrelated burglary and drug charges, a court official said Friday.

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  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires', which officials…

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  • Special Forces Soldier Paralyzed After Trying to Save a Drowning Girl

    A heroic act to save a drowning girl last Saturday left a Special Forces soldier paralyzed. Sgt. First Class Tim Brumit was responding to screams that a girl was drowning in the waters of Crab Island in Destin, Florida, amid a storm. A member of the 7th Special Forces group who had been deployed 11…

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    Photos of the day - August 2, 2015 (16 photos)

    Molten lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active volcanoes on the French Indian Ocean Reunion Island, a pilot stands near a burning Mi-28N from the Berkuty helicopter display team after a hard touchdown at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia and U.S. Secretary…

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  • National Parks Losing Rangers Just When They're Needed the Most

    America’s national parks have never been so popular: Last year saw the highest-ever level of daily visits and campers to Yellowstone, Joshua Tree, and the 57 other nature reserves. Full-time and seasonal law enforcement rangers employed at the parks has gone down in recent years.

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  • Cecil the lion lights up New York's Empire State building

    A giant photo of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter was among images projected Saturday onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling display. The "Projecting Change on the Empire State Building" initiative was designed to raise awareness about the plight of…

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  • Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country

    Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on his hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a provincial minister said Sunday. The security forces also took the couple's two young daughters into custody during the raid in…

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  • Indictment: Former Texas surgeon so derelict he left 2 dead

    DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what's seen as one of the worst recent cases of malpractice in Texas.

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  • Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home…

    Reuters
  • Marshall back on field but with a heavy heart

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon Marshall is back on the football field, trying to replicate last year's breakout season despite two screws in his right foot and a heavy heart.

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  • No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part…

    AFP
  • Companion of Cecil the Lion, Jericho, Is Alive ]

    UPDATE 8/2: Zimbabwe wildlife officials confirmed that Jericho is alive and well with a photo taken Sunday morning. The past week has been filled with outrage, sadness, and anger over the death of beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil at the hands of an American trophy hunter. Today the African country…

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