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  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Aftermath Of Son's Affair Puts Grandmother In Awkward Spot

    DEAR ABBY: My son had an affair that resulted in the birth of a child outside his marriage. The baby is extremely ill. My daughter-in-law has forgiven my son for his infidelity, and along with my two grandchildren, the little family is trying to rebuild and also do right by the baby.The baby's…

    Dear Abby
  • 4 found dead at South Carolina home; no search for suspect

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Four people, including a local county official, were found shot to death at a suburban home Sunday night, and police were not looking for a suspect, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.

    Associated Press
  • Leaping sturgeon kills five-year-old girl boating in Florida

    Jaylon Rippy was boating with her family on the Suwannee River in northwest Florida near Fanning Springs on Thursday evening when the jumping fish injured the young girl along with her mother and her 9-year-old brother, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission said in a statement. The family members,…

    Reuters
  • See the Photo That Inspired the Internet to Rally Around Gay Youth

    The moment was captured by photographer Brandon Stanton, as part of his ongoing project Humans of New York, which has been documenting the stories and images of New York City dwellers since 2010. You will surprise yourself with what you're capable of and the incredible things you go on to do," read…

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    7-Year-Old Boy Killed During Violent Holiday Weekend in Chicago

    Ten people were killed and 52 others were injured in shooting since Thursday afternoon in Chicago. Police superintendent Garry McCarthy called for an end to the violence after a 7-year-old boy was among those fatalities.

    WGN - Chicago
  • The Latest: 5 Greek parties back PM Tsipras in bailout talks

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the Greek referendum (all times local):

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  • Marriage To Slovenly Wife Brings Man Close To Tears

    DEAR ABBY: I have been married 40 years, and it's just the two of us. I work full time and make a good living. We have a large house in a great neighborhood. My problem is my wife. She hasn't worked throughout almost all of our marriage and has to be the laziest person I know. We haven't slept in…

    Dear Abby
  • US pier attack suspect says he shot woman by mistake

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview that he shot her, but said it was an accident.

    Associated Press
  • 'Europe is dying', EU opponents say, as Greek 'No' brings delight

    If Greece's 'No' vote shocked euro zone leaders, it brought delight to opponents of the European Union who said it showed the entire European project, including the euro, was dying. Rejecting European creditors' demands, Greeks voted against the terms of a bailout on Sunday, delivering one of the…

    Reuters
  • Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is said to be sickly

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in decline.

    Associated Press
  • Amazon to celebrate 20th birthday with Prime Day sale

    The company claims the summer sale will have more deals than Black Friday, though the discounts will only be available to its Prime members.

    CNET
  • Low-Flying Science: How 2 Pilots Pulled Off Amazing Stunt

    We've come a long way since Kitty Hawk. A pair of British pilots recently pulled off a daring aviation stunt, becoming the first to fly two planes in formation through a building.

    LiveScience.com
  • The growing danger to women and girls in central Mexico

    Guadalupe Reyes clings to thoughts of her daughter one day flying a plane, a dream for the 18-year-old girl. Until the teenager vanished 10 months ago in central Mexico. Mariana is the latest in a growing number of girls and women who have disappeared, or worse, in the populous State of Mexico,…

    AFP
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    Shot that killed 7-year-old boy in Humboldt Park meant for his dad, police say

    A 7-year-old boy was fatally shot on the city's West Side Saturday night and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the intended target was his father, a "ranking gang member."

    WLS – Chicago
  • Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon's crash

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.

    Associated Press