• Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Aftermath Of Son's Affair Puts Grandmother In Awkward Spot

    DEAR ABBY: My son had an affair that resulted in the birth of a child outside his marriage. The baby is extremely ill. My daughter-in-law has forgiven my son for his infidelity, and along with my two grandchildren, the little family is trying to rebuild and also do right by the baby.The baby's…

    Dear Abby
  • The morning after: Cheers fade as Greeks face reality

    After jubilant celebrations by 'No' voters, Athens returned to a reality of ATM queues on Monday and the shock news that the finance minister, champion of the victorious anti-austerity camp, had quit. "He is not like the ones before him.

    AFP40 mins ago
  • 4 found dead at South Carolina home; no search for suspect

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Four people, including a local county official, were found shot to death at a suburban home Sunday night, and police were not looking for a suspect, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.

    Associated Press
  • Iraq jet accidentally bombs Baghdad, killing eight

    A bomb fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad on Monday because of a "technical problem", killing at least eight people and wounding 17, officials said. "One of the bombs became stuck because of a technical problem, and during its (the aircraft's) return to base it fell…

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    7-Year-Old Boy Killed During Violent Holiday Weekend in Chicago

    Ten people were killed and 52 others were injured in shooting since Thursday afternoon in Chicago. Police superintendent Garry McCarthy called for an end to the violence after a 7-year-old boy was among those fatalities.

    WGN - Chicago
  • Low-Flying Science: How 2 Pilots Pulled Off Amazing Stunt

    We've come a long way since Kitty Hawk. A pair of British pilots recently pulled off a daring aviation stunt, becoming the first to fly two planes in formation through a building.

    LiveScience.com
  • US pier attack suspect says he shot woman by mistake

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview that he shot her, but said it was an accident.

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  • Marriage To Slovenly Wife Brings Man Close To Tears

    DEAR ABBY: I have been married 40 years, and it's just the two of us. I work full time and make a good living. We have a large house in a great neighborhood. My problem is my wife. She hasn't worked throughout almost all of our marriage and has to be the laziest person I know. We haven't slept in…

    Dear Abby
  • The Latest: Greeks defiant but worried after landmark vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the Greek referendum (all times local):

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    Father of 7-year-old boy killed in Humboldt Park was intended target, police say

    Nine people were killed and at least 53 people were injured in Chicago shootings over the July 4 holiday weekend. The youngest victim was Amari Brown, 7.

    WLS – Chicago49 mins ago
  • China to snub arbitration hearing on feud with Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud between Beijing and Manila over the South China Sea, the Chinese ambassador to Manila said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • 'Europe is dying', EU opponents say, as Greek 'No' brings delight

    If Greece's 'No' vote shocked euro zone leaders, it brought delight to opponents of the European Union who said it showed the entire European project, including the euro, was dying. Rejecting European creditors' demands, Greeks voted against the terms of a bailout on Sunday, delivering one of the…

    Reuters
  • See the Photo That Inspired the Internet to Rally Around Gay Youth

    The moment was captured by photographer Brandon Stanton, as part of his ongoing project Humans of New York, which has been documenting the stories and images of New York City dwellers since 2010. You will surprise yourself with what you're capable of and the incredible things you go on to do," read…

    Takepart.com
  • Police kill gunman inside posh downtown Austin hotel

    The shootings at the Omni Austin Hotel, about four blocks from the Texas state Capitol, happened just before 5 a.m. CDT, police said. A 911 caller reported a man walking around with a gun in the lobby of the hotel, a sleek high-rise with a soaring atrium overlooking the city's historic Sixth Street…

    Reuters
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    Skating community reacts to fellow skateboarder's death

    The local skating community is still shocked that a fellow skateboarder was stuck and killed on Saturday

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham