• Trump, after Republican pledge, breaks from pack on Iran, gay marriage

    By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed again on Friday he will not easily be bound to party orthodoxy, breaking from many of his rival's policy stances on issues from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky. In an…

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  • Police: 11-year-old fatally shoots intruder, 16, in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion, but some neighbors take issue with that account.

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  • Rock threatening to crash down at base of Arizona dam

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A massive piece of rock is at risk of crashing down from a canyon wall to the base of an Arizona dam, prompting the government to send in a crew of rappelers to keep the slab in place.

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  • What the New Normal for Retirement Looks Like

    The 74-year-old found himself forced into an early retirement in 2001 when his job was eliminated as a result of that year's recession. In 2002, after a career in advertising that spanned 40 years, Pronovich hung up his hat for good and decided to make his retirement permanent. Years went by, but…

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    Photos of the day - September 4, 2015 (25 photos)

    A woman looks out of a train that was stopped in Bicske, Hungary, pedestrians enjoy a beautiful day crossing the Brooklyn Bridge toward Manhattan and Indians watch the final moments of sunset on the beach along the Arabian Sea coast of Mumbai are some of the photos of the day.…

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  • 3 Indians get 20 years in jail for raping Japanese student

    JAIPUR, India (AP) — A court on Friday sentenced three Indian men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

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  • Chinese ships leave the Bering Sea: Why were they there?

    Five Chinese Navy ships came within 12 miles of US territorial waters off the Alaska coast this week, an apparent first for the country’s navy that also coincided with President Obama’s visit to the state. The Chinese presence in the Bering Sea – while fleeting, and completely legal – is being…

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  • McWho? Burger King Is Making Peace Meat With Other Fast-Food Chains

    Dreams of a McWhopper may not come to pass anytime soon, but McDonald’s rejection of the idea of making a joint burger for International Peace Day hasn’t stopped Burger King from signing peace pacts with other franchises. Burger King plans to serve the collaborative burger to customers at a pop-up…

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  • 'My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

    The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy, whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world, said Thursday his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat was taking in water on its way to Greece. Abdullah, whose surname is given by Turkish media as Kurdi but…

    AFP
  • Watch: The 6 scariest airport runway landings in the world

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve highlighted a number of videos depicting airplanes taking off at breakneck speed and astounding angles. From an F-16 Fighter Jet climbing 15,000 feet in 20 seconds to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that can take off at an almost 90 degree angle, you’ve probably had your…

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  • Saudi King Brings His Glitzy Lifestyle on the Road

    It would seem that way -- with a red carpet literally rolled out, adoring fans mashed up against police barricades, security details running around and even two dueling protests trying to take advantage of all the attention. The guest of honor was King Salman bin alAziz of the Kingdom of Saudi…

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  • Clinton says 'sorry' for email confusion, denies wrongdoing

    By Alistair Bell and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was sorry that her use of a personal email account while secretary of state caused confusion, in her most contrite comments yet about an issue that is plaguing her presidential bid.…

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    Migrants in Hungary (39 photos)

    According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey…

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  • At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees converting in droves

    BERLIN (AP) — Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. "Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?" pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. "Will you break away from Islam?"

    Associated Press
  • Diver breaks up mortal combat between deadly sea snake, stonefish

    During a fishing trip, Rick Trippe came across a dangerous sea snake and stonefish fighting each other. He separated them with his bare hands and lived to tell all about it.

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