• Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

    Captain Tony Grider, 41, of Campbellsville was hurt along with three other firefighters when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line as their department doused a university band with water. Kyle Smith, the chief of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, said Grider died at noon at University of…

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  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in accident

    Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, according to police. Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home. Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt…

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  • Why the Secret Service didn’t shoot the White House fence-jumper

    The small army of Secret Service agents guarding the White House carry a wide range of weapons and get training on how to repel sophisticated armed assaults – so why did no one shoot the intruder who jumped the fence on Friday and got all the way to the mansion’s doors? Officials inside the storied…

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  • Man charged with killing NFL player Peterson's son released on bond: report

    (Reuters) - A South Dakota man charged last year with killing NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has been released on $2 million bond, U.S. media reported on Saturday. Joseph Patterson was released from a South Dakota jail on Friday

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    Sierra Leone on Ebola lockdown (18 photos)

    Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to

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  • High Schooler Gives Up Crown After Friend Was Pranked Into Thinking She Was Nominated for Homecoming Court

    Unfortunately, sometimes high school looks a lot like a real-life version of the movie "Mean Girls." Case in point, a group of girls at Grand Prairie High School in north Texas tricked 17-year-old Lillian Skinner into thinking she was nominated for the homecoming court. In order to get Skinner down…

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  • Why did suspended Jameis Winston suit up for game? Because he's a kid

    It is the look that Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher made when he confronted his supposedly suspended star quarterback before Saturday night's game against the Clemson Tigers. Jameis Winston, you see, was not acting very suspended. Fisher's back is to the camera and Winston appears to be…

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  • Overwhelmed west Africa escalates Ebola response

    West Africa intensified its response to the deadly Ebola epidemic on Sunday, with Sierra Leone uncovering scores of dead bodies during a 72-hour shutdown and Liberia announcing 1,000 hospital beds. Most of Sierra Leone's six million people were confined to their homes for a third straight day…

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  • Heard at Syria's border: Life in the Islamic State is orderly, but brutal

    Three women line up at Turkey’s Kilis border gate waiting to enter Syria. They are headed home to Raqqa, a city on the Euphrates River that is a bastion of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), the Sunni jihadist group that the United States and its allies

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  • Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

    An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders. Daniele Watts issued a statement late Friday through her publicist after civil rights activists demanded that she apologize for…

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  • Missing Texas deputy found dead in Lake Austin

    Police recovered the body of 35-year-old Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis in Lake Austin around 2 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) following a search that was aided by boats, helicopters and rescue dogs, the Travis County Sheriff's Office said. By the time rescuers arrived at the scene near the Mansfield Dam…

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  • Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

    Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi. A Facebook page called "Justice for Molly the Corgi" has garnered nearly 5,000 followers as of Saturday. The corgi owners…

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    Parents of 9-Year-Old Murdered at Playground Speak Out

    For the first time, the family of Connor Verkerke, a 9-year-old boy who was stabbed to death on a playground near his home, are opening up about their ordeal.

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  • Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

    Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. Bergen died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, from natural causes,…

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  • Suicide bomber hits Hezbollah in Lebanon, soldier executed

    A suicide bomber killed a number of people Saturday at a Hezbollah checkpoint near Lebanon's border with Syria, hours after news that the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda had executed a Lebanese soldier. Lebanon has long been on edge over the three-and-a-half-year civil war in Syria.

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  • 4 charged in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old

    Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from his Chicago home, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday. Derrick Allmon, 19, Jabari Williams, 22, and Michael D. Baker, 19, all face…

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  • Killings of Florida mother, six children stun community

    By Barbara Liston BELL Fla. (Reuters) - As Florida police examined why a 51-year-old felon shot his daughter and her six children to death before killing himself, residents of their small town grieved the loss of the children. Don Spirit on Thursday summoned authorities there with a 911 emergency…

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