• State police: Trooper dragged after motorcycle struck dies

    DETROIT (AP) — A state trooper on motorcycle patrol died from injuries suffered when he was dragged several miles by a car hauling a trailer which struck him along a Michigan highway.

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  • The most hilarious revelation about the Ashley Madison hack yet

    Was Ashley Madison a website full of married guys who spent their time trying to hook up with bots and/or other guys whom they thought were women? Gizmodo has taken a look at some of the leaked data about the website and has found that the reality is it’s “like a science fictional future where…

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  • Stewart claims he didn't see man on track before fatal crash

    NEW YORK (AP) — NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday.

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  • Police: Boy who died may have been in hot vehicle 3 hours

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours after his grandfather returned home with him on a sunny 100-degree day, authorities said Friday.

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  • U.N.'s Ban defends China parade trip after Japanese concern: Xinhua

    Chinese state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has defended his trip to Beijing next week to watch a military parade marking the end of World War Two following concern from Japan. Thousands of Chinese troops will march through central Beijing on Thursday to…

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  • Story Of Daughter's Move Back Home Is Altered In The Telling

    DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law quit her job and moved into my in-laws' basement six years ago. I think there may have been an emotional breakdown having to do with her work. I also think it upsets my mother-in-law to have her adult daughter living this life. Mom isn't willing to ask her to move out or…

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  • Man who shot Virginia journalists identified with 9/11 attacks: sheriff

    The gunman who killed two Virginia television journalists on air carried out a well-planned assault and identified with mass murderers and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, authorities said on Friday. The shooter, Vester Flanagan, gave no sign of his destination or next move when he…

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    Photos of the day - August 28, 2015 (22 photos)

    Jeremy Taiwo of the U.S. competes in the men's decathlon long jump event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, African penguins walk near Burghers walk at dawn in Simonstown, South Africa and Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New…

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  • Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.

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  • One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

    Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. In a place with no animals and little vegetation around, they closed themselves in at 3:00 pm Hawaii time (0100 GMT Saturday),…

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  • Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Panthers 17-16

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night.

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  • Oklahoma day care probed for drugging kids to get them to sleep

    A southeastern Oklahoma day care is under investigation for child abuse on suspicion of drugging children in its care, including those under a year old, to get them to sleep, police and state officials said on Friday. Officials from the day care center were not immediately available for comment.…

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  • Bulgaria to repair its Soviet-built MiG-29 jets in Poland

    Bulgaria's defence ministry said on Friday it would repair six of its 19 Soviet-built MiG-29 fighter planes in Poland, in a move to reduce its dependence on Russia. "Bulgaria and Poland express their strong political will for cooperation especially about the maintenance of the MiG-29 fighters," the…

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  • Jewish group says Nazi train treasures must go to rightful owners

    Any valuables found on a Nazi train buried in Poland since World War Two must be returned to their rightful owners, the World Jewish Congress said on Friday. "To the extent that any items now being discovered in Poland may have been stolen from Jews before they were sent to death ... it is…

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  • Radar detects object believed to be missing Nazi gold train

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.

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    Obama in New Orleans ahead of 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (18 photos)

    Visiting on tidy porch stoops and dining at a thriving corner eatery, President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. On his ninth trip to the city that made worldwide headlines…

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  • India's prosperous Patels seek change in caste status. Why?

    The Patels are a farmer caste that has risen to become synonymous with entrepreneurship and trade. Now they are seeking affirmative action in the form of inclusion in a category of “backward” class designation that would give them government benefits. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former chief…

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