• Deputy fatally shot from behind at Houston gas station

    HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot multiple times from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station and a manhunt for the suspect continued Saturday morning, according to authorities.

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  • Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide

    NEW YORK (AP) — A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday.

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  • The most hilarious revelation about the Ashley Madison hack yet

    Was Ashley Madison a website full of married guys who spent their time trying to hook up with bots and/or other guys whom they thought were women? Gizmodo has taken a look at some of the leaked data about the website and has found that the reality is it’s “like a science fictional future where…

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    Migrants found dead in an abandoned truck in Austria (17 photos)

    Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria's main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday. Austrian police said three people had been…

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  • Nigeria smashes spy ring at Abuja airport: security agency

    Nigeria's domestic intelligence agency has warned travellers to be ready for an attack on the capital's airport after announcing it had smashed a spy network run by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. The Department of State Services (DSS) said in a statement late Friday that it had arrested a…

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  • State police: Trooper dragged after motorcycle struck dies

    DETROIT (AP) — A state trooper on motorcycle patrol died from injuries suffered when he was dragged several miles by a car hauling a trailer which struck him along a Michigan highway.

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  • Bolt bids for third gold as Jamaica reaches relay final

    Usain Bolt will have the chance to go for a golden treble at the world championships in Beijing after his teammates advanced into the finals of the 4x100m relay on Saturday. A Jamaican quartet comprising Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Rasheed Dwyer and Nickel Ashmeade clocked a season's best of 37.41…

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  • Man who shot Virginia journalists identified with 9/11 attacks: sheriff

    The gunman who killed two Virginia television journalists on air carried out a well-planned assault and identified with mass murderers and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, authorities said on Friday. The shooter, Vester Flanagan, gave no sign of his destination or next move when he…

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  • Police: Boy who died may have been in hot vehicle 3 hours

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours after his grandfather returned home with him on a sunny 100-degree day, authorities said Friday.

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    Southampton Township teacher killed week after her student dies from crash

    A middle school teacher mourning the loss of one her students in a traffic accident was struck and killed by a truck a week later in Burlington County.

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  • Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.

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  • Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death -sources

    N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad, a leading country in a military task force against Boko Haram, has sentenced 10 members of the Islamist militants to death on terrorism charges, the chief prosecutor said on Friday. "The condemned will be shot," Louampambe Mahouli Bruno said on state television. Chad's…

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  • One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

    Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. In a place with no animals and little vegetation around, they closed themselves in at 3:00 pm Hawaii time (0100 GMT Saturday),…

    AFP
  • The next-gen Apple TV could be the most exciting product Apple has released in years

    I’ll admit that I haven’t been all that hot about Apple’s two newest products. Let’s start with the Apple Watch: I have never had less interest in an Apple product in my entire life than I have in the Apple Watch. And as for Apple Music, I simply don’t see the point of it when Spotify already does…

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  • India's prosperous Patels seek change in caste status. Why?

    The Patels are a farmer caste that has risen to become synonymous with entrepreneurship and trade. Now they are seeking affirmative action in the form of inclusion in a category of “backward” class designation that would give them government benefits. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former chief…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Houston sheriff's deputy fatally shot at gas station

    A search was under way for the officer's killer, who was described as a male dressed in a white t-shirt, driving a red truck, the Harris County Sheriff's office said. The deputy was in uniform and filling up his car with gas when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's…

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  • Story Of Daughter's Move Back Home Is Altered In The Telling

    DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law quit her job and moved into my in-laws' basement six years ago. I think there may have been an emotional breakdown having to do with her work. I also think it upsets my mother-in-law to have her adult daughter living this life. Mom isn't willing to ask her to move out or…

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