• Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without water

    For four months, she and her family have had no running water. "We are trying to live a normal life," the 52-year-old told AFP in the town of Monson, 200 miles north of Los Angeles. To take a shower, they've created an elaborate system that pumps bottled water up to the roof of their rented house…

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  • 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…

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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…

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    Cairo car bomb kills Egyptian prosecutor, Hisham Barakat (19 photos)

    A car bomb killed Egypt's top prosecutor on Monday, ripping through his convoy in a Cairo neighborhood, in the first assassination of a top official in the country in a quarter century, marking an apparent escalation by Islamic militants in their campaign of revenge attacks for a 2-year-old…

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  • 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…

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  • 2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

    MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking down on a rural road near…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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    Family of Four Narrowly Escapes When Plane Crashes Into Home and Goes Up in Flames

    Tragically, the family on the plane did not survive after calling for help while still in flight.

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  • Real Housewife Vicki Gunvalson gets real about reality TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's hard for Vicki Gunvalson to not think of the past decade of her life in terms of TV seasons: She's the only remaining original cast member on Bravo's first "Real Housewives" series, "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

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  • I’m Getting Queasy Just Watching This Insane Amusement Park Ride

    Let’s say you’re a fan of amusement parks, but the rides just aren’t creative enough for you. You enjoy the adrenaline of being thrown through the air, you just wish that the ride itself looked more like a project at a science fair. The Swiss ride engineers at abc rides have heard your pleas, and…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • UAE woman 'sentenced to death for killing US teacher'

    A United Arab Emirates court sentenced an Emirati woman to death on Monday after convicting her of the jihadist-inspired murder of an American teacher, Abu Dhabi newspaper The National reported. Alaa Bader al-Hashemi, 30, was found guilty of stabbing to death school teacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a…

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  • 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…

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