• Woman dies from fall at Southern California fair attraction

    A woman at a county fair in Southern California died after falling from an attraction that normally has participants jump onto a giant cushion, authorities said on Friday. Sabrina Gordon, 31, plummeted on Thursday evening from an elevated platform, hitting the ground and not the cushion that is…

    Reuters
  • All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change

    On Friday, the Army is expected to announce that all the women who had attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source. Ranger School, which grooms the Army’s most elite special operations fighting force, opened its doors to women…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Sister Getting Married Opts Out Of All-Inclusive Affair

    DEAR ABBY: My only sister, "Carolyn," is getting married in two months. I'm ecstatic for her. She and her girlfriend turned 50 this year, and this is the happiest I have ever seen her. They are perfect together. Carolyn asked me to be her maid of honor and I gladly accepted. I am also decorating…

    Dear Abby
  • California man kills neighbor, self after all-day standoff

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A dispute between neighbors ended with both men dead but the safe emergence of two children and the shooter's wife from an all-day standoff at a suburban San Diego apartment, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Truck bombs: the Islamic State's 'air force'

    They're easy to drive and hard to stop, can be made on a farm and destroy a city block: the Islamic State group's monstrous truck bombs are reshaping the battlefield. The jihadists used about 30 explosives-rigged vehicles in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month, blasting their way through positions…

    AFP
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    Dozens arrested in 'Operation Smack Down'

    Dozens of people have been arrested, and more are being sought, following a drug investigation in New Castle County, Delaware.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Players shouldn't feel like they're being robbed, GTA 5 boss says about DLC

    "You never want to the consumer to feel as though you've picked their pocket."

    CNET
  • Video shows California police wrestle pregnant black woman to ground

    (Reuters) - Police body camera footage published online by a rights group on Thursday showed two California officers wrestling to the ground a black woman who was eight months pregnant, and arresting her following a dispute with another woman. A national outcry over police violence against…

    Reuters
  • U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten Island pool raised alarms about a little known…

    Reuters
  • America’s Most Obese States Tend to Have One Thing in Common

    If you’re wondering why some places are fatter than others, look no further than data on poverty from the U.S. Census Bureau. Nationally, the poverty rate is 15.4 percent, but nine of the 10 most obese states have rates above that. With poverty rates going up, Americans’ ability to afford fruits…

    Takepart.com
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    Navy veteran dies after falling from 'FreeDrop' attraction at San Bernardino County Fair

    A 31-year-old Navy veteran has died after falling from an extreme attraction at the San Bernardino County Fair in Victorville.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • Huthi rebels kill Yemen capital's governor: relatives

    Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels have killed the capital's governor in clashes that erupted during an attempt to detain him, his relatives said Friday. Sanaa governor Abdulghani Jamil and his nephew Nasr Jamil died of wounds suffered in clashes late Thursday between his aides and the Iran-backed…

    AFP
  • Mother gets 18 years for killing 8-year-old son in NYC hotel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A self-made health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled child five years ago in a luxury New York City hotel room was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years in prison by a judge who said he disbelieved much of her defense and scolded her for not showing…

    Associated Press
  • 10 Netflix movies you need to watch before they expire in June

    Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Finding decent movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix used to be a huge pain. In fact, just a few short years ago, the bulk of the company’s catalog was filler that most people had no interest at all in watching. That, however, is no longer the case. These…

    BGR News
  • Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee

    Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. One of them,…

    AFP
  • Woman says she punched TV actor's girlfriend before stabbing

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A woman testified Thursday that she punched TV actor Dustin Diamond's girlfriend in the face during a bar fight in Wisconsin, just moments before someone yelled that Diamond had a knife.

    Associated Press
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    Photos of the day - May 29, 2015 (26 photos)

    Visitors take photos in the newly opened One World Observatory in New York; Tex Toler watches the Llano River rise in Llano, Texas; a member of al Qaeda's Nusra Front takes down a picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city of Ariha; and a Burundian boy looks on as he…

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