• Police: Man kills wife at hospital, son also dead

    STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife on Wednesday and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their home, where their son was found fatally shot, authorities said.

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  • Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke

    NEW YORK (AP) — BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."

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  • WIFE IS UNWILLING TO SHOULDER BURDEN OF MOTHER-IN-LAW'S CARE

    DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week. My husband, "Fred," goes to help and entertain her every weekend, and I sometimes accompany him. She has enough money…

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  • Comedian Jon Stewart Calls Out Sean Hannity’s White Privilege

    After unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer Aug. 9, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly cut his vacation short to come back on the air and voice his outrage. The fury wasn't directed at the officer who killed Brown or the police departments that violently…

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  • Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn girl was fighting for her life a day after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can, an act the woman's parents said Wednesday that she didn't fully comprehend.

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  • Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

    NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.

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    The Last Stop outdoor shooting range (7 photos)

    The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those outside the U.S. —…

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  • Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

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  • Rick Perry Enters the Final Stage of Indictment Grief: Confusion

    Maybe Rick Perry should have read up on his indictment charges before he started using them as a campaign talking point. RELATED: A Brief History of Vladimir Putin's Uncomfortable Photographs With Foreign Leaders

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  • John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago.

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  • Sister of accused Boston marathon bombers arrested after bomb threat

    By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sister of the accused Boston Marathon bombers was arrested in New York City for threatening a woman over the phone, saying she could "put a bomb on you," police said on Wednesday. Aliana Tsarnaev, 23, sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was…

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  • Man arraigned in wife's death; kids still missing

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man was arraigned Wednesday in the slaying of his estranged wife even as the whereabouts of her two young children remained unclear.

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  • U.S. air strikes on Syria would face formidable obstacles

    By Matt Spetalnick and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps on potential targets, concerns about Syria’s air defenses and fears that the militants…

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  • Nigeria confirms Ebola death in oil city of Port Harcourt

    Nigeria on Thursday said that a doctor had died from Ebola in the southeastern oil city of Port Harcourt in the first case of the deadly virus outside the country's biggest city, Lagos. Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the medic died on August 22 after treating a patient who had contact with…

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    Photos of the day - August 27, 2014 (21 photos)

    An aerial view of a tractor pulling a potato digger as a farmer harvests a field in Germany, relatives of two Palestinian children who witnesses said were killed in an Israeli air strike before a ceasefire was declared in Gaza and Freed, journalist Peter Theo Curtis addresses the media outside his…

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  • US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, the Navy said Wednesday, an encounter that could exacerbate tensions between the two countries as they work to hammer out a lasting deal over Iran's nuclear program.

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  • USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

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