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  • 38 girls die in crash on way to Swaziland beauty pageant

    A road accident in Swaziland killed 38 girls and seriously injured 20 others who had been on their way to a traditional ceremony where King Mswati III can choose a new wife, pro-democracy activists reported. The accident happened Friday night when their open truck smashed into a car on the road…

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  • Lawyer: Tony Stewart's response to lawsuit 'appalling'

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."

    Associated Press
  • Suspect arrested in killing of suburban Houston deputy

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities said Saturday they arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station.

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    Black Bear To Be Euthanized After Scary Encounter With Woman

    The Connecticut state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has shut down a hiking trail after a woman encountered some bears, and now they say they are going to euthanize it if it returns.

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  • Death of a young black man in a Virginia prison sparks outrage

    Local activists are incensed over the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, in a Portsmouth, Va., jail this week. Mr. Mitchell had a history of mental illness, said local paper The Virginian-Pilot, and he was being held awaiting transfer to a mental hospital. Mitchell's body was found at the Hampton…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Researchers find sunken military vessel missing for decades

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — Researchers made a surprising find when diving in the waters off Hawaii: a large US naval tanker that had been sitting unseen in 80 feet of water for nearly 60 years.

    Associated Press
  • Black Lives Matter marches on Minnesota State Fair

    Several hundred protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement marched to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday to bring attention to race issues ranging from policing to underrepresentation of minorities at one of the nation's biggest state fairs. "There's a cliche that Minnesota is nice to…

    Reuters
  • 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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    100 cameras were given to homeless people in London; this is what they shot

    In July, Café Art, a London-based arts initiative, came up with an ingenious way to help the homeless express themselves through art.

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  • Man arrested in killing of Houston deputy, faces capital murder charge

    Shannon Miles was picked up for questioning early on Saturday following the Friday night shooting, which was captured on surveillance video, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. Earlier on Saturday, Hickman had linked the shooting of deputy Darren Goforth, who was white, to anti-police…

    Reuters
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    Migrants found dead in an abandoned truck in Austria (17 photos)

    Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria's main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday. Austrian police said three people had been…

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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.

    Associated Press
  • Popping champagne cork causes emergency landing of jet

    Technically Incorrect: A member of the cabin crew opens a champagne bottle. The cork flies into the plane's ceiling. The oxygen masks drop. Oh, woe.

    CNET
  • Flight from Vegas to Germany diverted over unruly passenger

    DENVER (AP) — An international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport escorted by two F-16 fighter jets Friday night after what officials called a "disturbance on the plane."

    Associated Press
  • 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),…

    AFP
  • Police kill bystander when New York undercover gun buy goes bad

    A police officer shooting at a fleeing suspect during an undercover gun buy that went wrong killed a 61-year-old bystander in the New York City suburb of Mount Vernon, police said on Saturday. Two suspects were taken into custody during the investigation into the sale of illegal guns, the New York…

    Reuters
  • IS cracks down on western Iraqi town after rare protest

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight poles as a punishment, security officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Lucy Liu Welcomes a Baby: 4 Reasons Why Couples Use Surrogates

    Actress Lucy Liu has announced the arrival of her baby boy, which she had through the help of a surrogate. Although surrogacy is not very common, there are many reasons why women and couples may chose surrogates to be part of their fertility treatment. The 46-year old Liu made the announcement…

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