• British couple walled into French home by 'neighbours from hell'

    A British couple's dream of a quiet retirement in the sun of southern France turned into a nightmare when their neighbours walled them into their home. Locals in the village of Brugairolles in the foothills of the Pyrenees were so appalled by the immurement, they rose up to rescue the elderly…

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  • Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video

    With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs. A certain grouper clearly didn't think so. In this video, which was featured on the front page of…

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  • Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.

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

    On Tuesday night, Islamic State released a video 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 President Barack…

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Eric Holder Almost Gives the Ferguson Race Speech Obama Couldn't

    The same supporters of President Obama who were frustrated with the president's failure to say something meaningful about race in Ferguson will likely find solace in Attorney General Eric Holder's comments Wednesday. While meeting with Ferguson residents at a community college, Holder discussed his…

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    CHP Officer in Videotaped Freeway Beating Could Face `Serious` Criminal Charges

    A CHP officer who was caught on cellphone repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face "potentially serious" criminal charges, the California Highway Patrol announced Wednesday. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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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,…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nine Comments That Could Get You Fired

    Even if you have a good relationship with your manager, there are some things you should never say to your boss. Find different ways to say it.

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  • 19-year-old in leaf-pile deaths avoids deportation

    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — An immigration judge has dismissed the case against a 19-year-old Oregon woman who faced possible deportation to Mexico after she drove an SUV into a leaf pile, accidentally killing two young girls playing in it.

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  • Gov. Nixon Calls For ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ Of Darren Wilson

    Not content with a regular prosecution or a vigorous investigation, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he hopes that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson will receive a “vigorous prosecution” in the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. “A vigorous prosecution must now be pursued,” Nixon…

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  • Obama: U.S. will be relentless with Islamic State after beheading

    By Steve Holland and Elizabeth Barber EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed that the United States will not be swayed from airstrikes against Islamic State after the group beheaded an American journalist, an act he said is proof that the militants stand for no…

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  • Man charged in fatal stabbing of 1-year-old niece

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was charged with murder, accused of fatally slashing his 1-year-old niece in her abdomen while babysitting, police said.

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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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  • The hidden life of an undocumented US immigrant

    Like millions of illegal immigrants in the US, Sylvia has spent decades building a life here - until her undocumented status was discovered by the authorities, August 20, 2014. Duration: 02:28

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