• Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Matt Kenseth stretched his fuel and zipped past the fading leaders in the final thrilling laps Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

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  • Pennsylvania doctor linked to second Zimbabwe lion hunting probe

    Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him on Sunday as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations, a week after an American dentist was accused of illegally killing the country's most famous lion, Cecil. Dr. Jan Seski,…

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  • Dr. Dre ready with 'final' album after 16 years

    Rap mogul Dr. Dre will release his first album in nearly 16 years to accompany a film on his former band N.W.A. and hinted the record would be his last. Dr. Dre -- who has become one of music's richest businesspeople and works with Apple -- said the album would come out on August 7, a week before…

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  • Family's Pantry Has Become Neighbor Kids' Favorite Buffet

    DEAR ABBY: We recently moved to a new neighborhood. Soon thereafter, some kids who were at our house playing with our kids began rooting through my pantry for snacks. A few days later, kids from another family did the same thing. (I would die of embarrassment if I found out mine ever behaved that…

    Dear Abby
  • Man accused of shooting family recently released from jail

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a family that stopped to help him on a Montana roadside was released from a Wyoming jail two weeks earlier while facing unrelated burglary and drug charges, a court official said Friday.

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  • Nigeria air strikes kill 'large number' of Boko Haram

    Nigeria said Sunday it had carried out air strikes in the northeast of the country to repel an attack by Boko Haram and had killed a "large number" of the Islamist extremists. The air raids came as Nigeria and its neighbours prepared to launch a new multinational force to combat Boko Haram, in the…

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    Photos of the day - August 2, 2015 (16 photos)

    Molten lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active volcanoes on the French Indian Ocean Reunion Island, a pilot stands near a burning Mi-28N from the Berkuty helicopter display team after a hard touchdown at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia and U.S. Secretary…

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  • Special Forces Soldier Paralyzed After Trying to Save a Drowning Girl

    A heroic act to save a drowning girl last Saturday left a Special Forces soldier paralyzed. Sgt. First Class Tim Brumit was responding to screams that a girl was drowning in the waters of Crab Island in Destin, Florida, amid a storm. A member of the 7th Special Forces group who had been deployed 11…

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  • Mexico news photographer found slain in capital

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.

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  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires', which officials…

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  • 'Mission: Impossible' climbs to No. 1, 'Vacation' is a bust

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office.

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  • Companion of Cecil the Lion, Jericho, Is Alive ]

    UPDATE 8/2: Zimbabwe wildlife officials confirmed that Jericho is alive and well with a photo taken Sunday morning. The past week has been filled with outrage, sadness, and anger over the death of beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil at the hands of an American trophy hunter. Today the African country…

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  • Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday.

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  • Syria govt forces battle rebels near regime bastion: monitor

    Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters on Sunday pressed a counteroffensive against rebels near President Bashar al-Assad's coastal heartland, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that more than 100 fighters have been killed in three days of intense clashes in…

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  • Chinese military paper warns a corrupt army does not win wars

    The Chinese military's official newspaper warned on Sunday that a corrupt army would not win wars, three days after the government announced a former senior officer would be prosecuted for graft. Serving and retired Chinese military officers as well as state media have questioned whether China's…

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  • Baltimore prosecutor won't cooperate with homicide panel

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city's top prosecutor isn't sharing information that's needed for the program to work.

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  • No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues

    Saint-André (France) (AFP) - A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part…

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