• Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video

    On Tuesday night, Islamic State released a video purporting to show one of its fighters beheading James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago. The black-clad executioner, who spoke English with a British accent, also produced another American journalist and said his fate depends on…

    Reuters
  • Jackie Chan expresses shame over son's drug arrest

    BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened.

    Associated Press
  • Man Fakes Own Death to Avoid Upcoming Wedding

    Wedding season is upon us. It's understandable that some people get cold feet, but this guy went to extremes to avoid getting married — by faking his own death. Tucker Blandford, 23, met his bride-to-be, Alex Lanchester, in August 2012 at a college in Connecticut. They hit it off and quickly fell…

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  • Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

    It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment," Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema,…

    AFP
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    Chicago hostage standoff (17 photos)

    Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage. Four of the children had been released after hours of talks…

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  • Democrats Thank Mitch McConnell for His Shutdown Gift

    The only thing that would make congressional Democrats happier than a Republican attempt to impeach President Obama is if Republicans force another government shutdown. So when Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) raised the specter of a government shutdown fight if Republicans retake the Senate in…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Father of Texas 'affluenza' teen arrested for impersonating police officer

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The father of the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk and claimed his family's wealth was partially to blame has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, legal documents showed. Frederick Anthony Couch was arrested on Tuesday for…

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  • Hamas leader Deif 'deserves to die': Israeli minister

    An Israeli cabinet minister on Wednesday justified an air strike on Gaza that killed the wife and child of Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif, saying he was a legitimate target. "Mohammed Deif deserves to die just like (the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama) bin Laden. He is an arch murderer and as long…

    AFP
  • HUSBAND WHO RELIVES HIS PAST SHOULD FOCUS ON HIS PRESENT

    DEAR ABBY: I'm married to the love of my life. I can't imagine loving a man more than I love "Wayne," and I know he feels the same about me. The problem is, he's always telling stories about things he has done, including past relationships, in graphic detail. I have heard all of them repeatedly,…

    Dear Abby
  • Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic testimony

    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Graphic grand jury testimony reveals details of the abuse suffered by an 8-year-old Los Angeles County boy allegedly battered to death by his mother and her boyfriend.

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  • A Brief History of President Obama Not Having Any Friends

    Once again, we're reminded that President Obama is aloof and hasn't made friends in Congress, even with his fellow Democrats, thanks to a new story from The New York Times. The Times story interviews several Democrats, including Sen. Harry Reid's chief of staff, Sen. Joe Manchin and others, most of…

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  • UK 'urgently investigates' suspected British executioner in Foley video

    British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond says that the government is "urgently investigating" the identity of the apparently British executioner of US reporter James Foley, whose death was shown in a video released by members of the self-declared Islamic State in Syria. The video published overnight…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics.

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    Actor Accused of Breaking Into Santa Ana Home, Getting Into Bed With Woman

    A 29-year-old man who allegedly broke into a woman`s Santa Ana home and climbed into bed with the sleeping victim was arrested after he left behind his driver`s license, police said Monday. Chip Yost reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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  • With City on Edge, St. Louis Police Shoot and Kill Another Man

    At a time when tensions between police and civilians are at an all-time high, and scrutiny of police tactics has never been greater, police in St. Louis shot and killed a man on Tuesday, just miles from where Michael Brown died. This incident involved a St. Louis Police Department officer, where as…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • The Galaxy Note 4 may come with a very cool accessory you won’t see on the iPhone 6

    You may not really need an Ultrasonic Cover to get around while using your smartphone, but Samsung is developing one for the Galaxy Note 4 nonetheless, SamMobile has learned. In case you’ve never heard of an Ultrasonic Cover before, it’s designed to help people with vision disabilities and…

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  • Prosecutor: Killing of drunk driver an 'execution'

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

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