• RESPONSIBILITY FOR BIRTH CONTROL FALLS ON BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

    DEAR ABBY: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. Common sense for the women is to use birth control, but why don't men step up to the plate and have a vasectomy? I had one years ago and it has worked well for me. I never hear it mentioned on…

    Dear Abby53 mins ago
  • Recline-Gate 2: Another Plane Diverted After Passenger Leans Back

    An American Airlines flight headed from Miami to Paris had to be diverted into Boston airport late on Wednesday night after two passengers began arguing and the argument turned physical. It was at that moment that air marshals, who were on the flight undercover, had to intervene.

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said.

    Associated Press
  • IS executes scores of Syrian troops in new atrocity

    Islamic State jihadists boasted Thursday they had executed scores of Syrian troops after capturing a key air base, the latest in a string of abuses that have shocked the world. News of the killings came as US President Barack Obama weighed air strikes on IS positions in Syria and edged closer to…

    AFP
  • Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company

    Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" "Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold," brand owner Sanrio says on its website. The shocking…

    AFP
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Associated Press
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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. —…

    Yahoo News
  • No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by 9-year-old girl

    By Alexia Shurmur WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being viewed as an industrial…

    Reuters
  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — The largest crackdown by Mexican authorities on illegal migration in decades has decreased the flow of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness…

    Associated Press
  • 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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    Man accused of spreading HIV intentionally

    A California man, with strong ties to the Central Valley, is being accused of spreading HIV intentionally.

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  • Jewish community 'forced out' of Guatemalan village

    A community of 230 Orthodox Jews from several countries Thursday began leaving the Guatemalan Indian village where they have lived for six years after claims and counterclaims of discrimination and threats. Their exit from San Juan La Laguna, on the banks of Lake Atitlan and 200 kilometers (125…

    AFP
  • Russia advances into Ukraine, West wonders what to do now

    The toughened economic sanctions the United States and the European Union imposed on Russia a month ago over its actions in Ukraine appear to have had little of the desired impact. Instead of pulling back from the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russia appears to be escalating its involvement. On…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    Associated Press