• Man shoots down drone hovering over house

    A Kentucky man thinks it's unacceptable when a drone floats over his property. So he shoots it down. Then the drone's owners come calling.

    CNET
  • Dentist posed for photo with body of Cecil the lion, says hunter

    Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst told AFP Friday he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, adding he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar. Bronkhurst's client, US dentist Walter Palmer, has gone into hiding amid a global outpouring of anger…

    AFP
  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.

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  • Boyfriend Reveals That His Soul Mate Died Years Ago

    DEAR ABBY: I have been close to my best friend for three years. A year ago we decided to date. We have a wonderful relationship on almost every level. The only issue I have is that he's reluctant to open up about his past. He is a very private person, and I know it's because of his upbringing. This…

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    Man Accused of Shooting Neighbor, Running Her Over With Lawn Mower

    A $1 million bond has been issued for an Ohio man accused of shooting his neighbor to death and then running her over with a law mower.

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  • Here's what Betty White thinks of Cecil the lion's killing

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month.

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  • Iran calls for Israel's nuclear disarmament

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says now that his country has accepted strict curbs on its nuclear program, it’s time for Israel and the world's other nuclear powers to begin their disarmament. In an article published in The Guardian on Friday, Mr. Zarif argues that while…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • The Best Protein You Can Eat

    First of all, every source of protein -- from chicken to peanuts -- contains a different array of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Of the 20 various amino acids, nine are "essential," meaning you can only get them from food. Animal-based sources (meat, eggs, dairy) pack them all in one…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers

    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said.

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  • Texas Christian University student disciplined over social media comments

    A Texas Christian University (TCU) student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said on Friday. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: "These…

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  • Over 100 militants killed in anti-Boko Haram operation: Chad army

    N'Djamena (AFP) - At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement Friday. "117 terrorists have been killed, two Chadian soldiers died and two others were wounded" in the operation…

    AFP
  • Elderly California woman accidentally runs over, kills husband

    An elderly California woman accidentally ran over and killed her elderly husband when she hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal, police said on Thursday. California Highway Patrol Officer John Fransen said the woman was being guided into the garage by her husband outside their home in an…

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    New Jersey sheriff's officer rescues child from hot van in store parking lot

    A Bergen County Sheriff's Officer broke the window of a van Thursday to rescue a child trapped inside in the stifling heat.

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  • Dad of toddler found decomposed in crib had sole custody

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who told police he put bags of garbage in his young daughter's room to mask the smell of her decomposing body was granted sole custody of the toddler during a divorce last year.

    Associated Press
  • Tesla Model S gets torched by a McLaren 650S in a drag race… and it’s not even close

    When it comes to raw acceleration relative to price, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a car as impressive as the Tesla Model S P85D. With a push of a button, Tesla’s upper-tier model can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds flat. Fittingly, Tesla calls this mode Insane Mode. But as any physics…

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  • FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday.

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    Debris brings MH370 mystery 'closer' than ever to answers

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - Plane debris that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from a Boeing 777, Malaysian authorities said Friday, making it almost certainly the first piece of wreckage recovered from missing flight MH370. If confirmed by analysis of the debris -- which was being flown to…

    AFP
  • U.S. Marines declare initial F-35 squadron ready for combat

    U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford has declared an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets ready for combat, marking a key milestone for the Pentagon's biggest weapons program, the Pentagon said on Friday. The decision makes the Marines the first U.S.…

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