• USING MOTHER TONGUE MAKES FAMILY CONVERSATION DIFFICULT

    DEAR ABBY: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of…

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  • Australia father charged with abusing surrogate twins, report says

    An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said Tuesday, the second case in as many months to ignite debate about commercial surrogacy.

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  • Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

    Russia vowed on Tuesday to adopt a beefed-up military doctrine over NATO's plans to establish a rapid-response team that could ward off the Kremlin's expansion into Ukraine and feared push further west. Moscow's surprise announcement added a new and threatening new layer of tensions ahead of NATO's…

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    Paris suburb building blast (7 photos)

    The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building has risen to seven in a northeastern Paris suburb after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble. (AP)

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  • Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

    WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to…

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  • Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

    ERIE, Colo. (AP) — Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.

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  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

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  • 6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday

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  • Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.

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  • Republicans tone down Benghazi talk as elections near

    When the House voted in May to authorize the select committee, which could cost taxpayers up to $3.3 million to operate, the media attention such a panel was sure to draw was a huge part of the attraction for the Republicans who pushed for it. They wanted a channel to attack President Obama and the…

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    Photos of the day - September 1, 2014 (26 photos)

    Dawn commemorations to mark the 75rd anniversary of the outbreak of World War II at the 'Westerplatte' memorial in Gdansk, northern Poland, Anti-government protesters beat a riot policeman after clashes during the Revolution March in Islamabad and a vendor holds an owl for sale at Jatinegara bird…

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  • Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

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  • Los Zetas chieftain arrested near US-Mexico border

    A leader of the violent Los Zetas drug cartel has been arrested in the northwestern Mexican state of Tamaulipas bordering the United States, officials said on Sunday. Mario Alberto Arce Moreno, 31, was apprehended by federal and state police, who were able to make the arrest "without firing a…

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  • Four members of suburban Chicago family found shot to death

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four members of a suburban Chicago family were found shot dead in their home, with one death ruled a suicide and the rest homicides, police and coroner officials said on Sunday. Local media said the victims were an elderly couple and their two severely…

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  • Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victims

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day.

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  • Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said Tuesday that Russian forces have been spotted in both of the major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.

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  • Russia has 'severed' partnership with Europe, says Germany

    Russia has "effectively severed its partnership" with Europe and wants to establish a new order, German President Joachim Gauck said Monday. "We want partnership and good neighbourly relations (with Russia)" but on the condition that Moscow changes its policies and that there is a "return to…

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