• Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the…

    Associated Press
  • Woman's Belief Of Parentage Needs Facts To Back Her Claim

    DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter. While I do not remember her mother and have communicated this to the woman, the pictures she sent of her children somewhat resemble my family. I'm happily married with two sons, and…

    Dear Abby
  • Texas girl arrested for fight with classmate in viral video

    A 13-year-old Texas girl was arrested on Monday after a video that went viral showed her beating a classmate who was holding a toddler at a Dallas-area elementary school earlier this month, police said. The one-minute video of the incident has had more than 1.2 million views on LiveLeak.com since…

    Reuters
  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

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  • Citrus fruit linked with melanoma in preliminary study

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Using data from two long-term studies of women and men, researchers found a potential link between citrus consumption and malignant melanoma of the skin. The results, from a single “observational” study that may not reflect the whole U.S. population, should be…

    Reuters
  • There's a Price to Pay for Not Eating America's Ugly Seafood

    The Saltbox Seafood Joint had been on Jack Thigpen’s radar for a while. Two chalkboard menus listing the day’s catch flank the order window of the itty-bitty Durham, North Carolina, restaurant. The spiny dogfish is actually a slim, gray shark.

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    Two injured after Coast Guard helicopter crash-lands at SFO

    A pilot and a fli suffered minor injuries after a helicopter at San Francisco International Airport's U.S. Coast Guard facility crashed and overturned during a routine training assignment today.

    KGO – San Francisco
  • Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer.

    Associated Press
  • Dad of the year? Father saves 13-year-old son from alligator

    A father and his 13-year-old son are in recovery after sustaining injuries in an alligator attack while out on a fishing trip at a lake in Texas on Sunday. Kaleb Hurley was swimming in Lake Charlotte in Cedar Hill Park when a six- to eight-foot alligator grabbed him and began to pull him under the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nashville boy, 12, killed in fireworks incident: police

    A Nashville, Tennessee, boy was killed when an apparently damaged "exploding artillery" firework malfunctioned as he held it skyward for a friend to light, police said on Monday. The Sunday night incident is under investigation and officers are trying to recover about a dozen of the fireworks…

    Reuters
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    Out of this world photography (20 photos)

    An astro photographer has captured a series of spectacular out of this world shots of the cosmic kaleidoscope of color. Mike Mezeul II spends his time snapping wondrous night skies from vibrant auroras to galvanic star-trails and millions of twinkling stars. The photographer, 31, from Frisco in…

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  • Texas farmer killed by swarm of bees

    A Texas farmer who disturbed an underground bee colony while plowing a field died after he was stung hundreds of times by a swarm that attacked him, a fire official said on Monday. Rogelio Zuniga, 53, was killed on Sunday in Rio Hondo, near the border with Mexico, said Raul Zuniga, Jr., the San…

    Reuters
  • A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

    When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

    Associated Press
  • The Islands Where Watching Whales Could End Their Lives

    The Faroe Islands, a North Atlantic archipelago, have put a new twist on the phrase “If you see something, say something.” But it has nothing to do with terrorism. In June, the parliament of the Faroes, an autonomous region owned by Denmark, approved a measure mandating that tourists report…

    Takepart.com
  • Greet Fussy Daughter-In-Law With Open Arms And Minds

    DEAR ABBY: My son is being deployed for 10 months. His wife and baby are coming to live with me, and I am thrilled.My concern is that his wife is a picky eater and she doesn't do much around the house. Would it be too much to ask her to help with the chores while my husband and I are at work? How…

    Dear Abby
  • The GOP Fails Its Empathy Test

    After Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, the Republican National Committee published an “autopsy.” “When it comes to social issues,” the autopsy declared, “the Party must in fact and deed be inclusive and welcoming. If we are not, we will limit our ability to attract young people.” The autopsy also…

    The Atlantic
  • Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum

    CAIRO (AP) — For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity.

    Associated Press