• Obama slams 'completely unacceptable' cop killing

    President Barack Obama vowed Monday to push for police officer safety after a Texas sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range. Darren Goforth, 47, was killed late Friday in the Houston area, and local officials have blamed ramped-up rhetoric against police…

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  • Sheriff: Suspect kills mother, stepfather, grandmother

    Outfitted in camouflage and armed with a high-powered rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition, Robert Seth Denton fatally shot his mother, stepfather and grandmother while six children witnessed the carnage in the family's double-wide mobile home in eastern Tennessee, a sheriff said Monday.

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  • Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces.

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  • Daughter Deep In Debt Needs Counseling, Not More Money

    DEAR ABBY: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn't pay her bills. She and her husband maintain separate accounts, which I find odd. He pays certain expenses; she pays others. Now I find she's deep in debt again…

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  • Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection

    (Reuters) - A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Houston has died, according to his family and local media. The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr., a junior Olympian and honor student, seemed to have contracted the disease…

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  • Ukraine president vows 'severe' punishment for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes

    A 24-year-old member of the National Guard was killed and more than a hundred injured on Monday in street battles between the security forces and protesters outside the Vekhovna Rada parliament in Kiev. The clashes erupted shortly as Ukrainian lawmakers gave their initial backing to deeply…

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    The back alleys of one of America’s most dangerous cities (31 photos)

    High-tech policing and a renewed focus on community-officer partnerships are helping to bring calm to Camden, N.J., but it hasn’t been a cure-all. The impoverished town of 77,000 is still the most violent and crime-plagued city in the Garden State. A local policeman recently took Yahoo News…

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  • Yellowstone comment card shows guest isn't smarter than the average bear

    An image that's gone viral shows what's allegedly a visitor's request that the park train its wild bears to make appearances for guests. Why not teach them to juggle and ride unicycles as well?

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  • Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

    Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions, and unease over their city's political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighbouring Taiwan. The island, which lies a 90-minute flight away, offers lower costs and an abundance of space -- a rarity…

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  • Michigan woman pleads not guilty of murder of newborn sealed in plastic

    A Michigan woman pleaded not guilty on Monday at her arraignment on charges of first degree murder in the death of her newborn son, who was found sealed in a plastic bag and stored in a tote near her desk in March. Kimberly Pappas, 26, of Wyandotte, was found competent to stand trial in July on…

    Reuters
  • 8 Marriage Secrets Every Mother Must Tell Her Daughter

    Mothers must teach their daughters that true love is about affection, selflessness and gratitude, and letting go. If those qualities are not a part of a relationship, then it time to reconsider your steps! The fear of being alone or societal pressures are not the reasons to stay with someone.…

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  • China party says no disrespect meant with Jiang sign removal

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The removal of a stone plinth sign written by former Chinese president Jiang Zemin at the entrance of a key Communist Party training center is not a sign of disrespect, a senior official said on Monday, after rumors of destabilizing party infighting. Jiang…

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  • Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years.

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    Photos of the day - August 31, 2015 (28 photos)

    The Soyuz TMA-18Mis being installed at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia serves to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York and an Indian artist with his body painted with the likeness…

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  • How Millennials are changing the healthcare experience

    A global survey of over 3,000 people suggests healthcare could be at a turning point to cater to Millennials -- who overtook Baby Boomers this year as the largest living generation and who approach their health differently from their parents. One key finding is that 70 percent of Millennials select…

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  • Cuba goes all in on English, amid closer US ties

    Now that Cuba has restored diplomatic ties with the United States, teaching English in schools will be a priority, the communist party newspaper Granma reported Monday. In the 1970s, the study of English in Cuban schools was supplanted by Russian, after the Soviet Union emerged as the communist…

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  • Suspect shot after 10 hour standoff with police in Texas

    Adam Vielta, 25, a San Antonio-area resident, was flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries, the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The sheriff's office said Vielta had fled from police after a routine traffic stop near Laredo, Texas, early on Monday and…

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