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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
  • Rivals Pakistan, India to start process of joining China security bloc

    Nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India will start the process of joining a security bloc led by China and Russia at a summit in Russia later this week, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, the first time the grouping has expanded since it was set up in 2001. The Shanghai Cooperation…

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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
  • Police: 3 found dead in coastal Maine town were parents, son

    BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — State police have identified three bodies found inside two houses in the coastal Maine town of Boothbay Harbor as that of a married couple and their 40-year-old son, a high school social studies teacher.

    Associated Press
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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
  • 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
  • Klinsmann warning for US as football CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off

    Jurgen Klinsmann says the United States will have to defend their CONCACAF Gold Cup crown the hard way as the tournament kicks off on Tuesday with the region's governing body still reeling from the FIFA corruption scandal. "We are under the expectations of winning this tournament," Klinsmann said.…

    AFP
  • '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
  • For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

    ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: Final tally in Greece bailout referendum counted

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Minneapolis Muslim girls design their own modest sportswear

    When Muslims on the Cedar Riverside Community School girls’ basketball team in Minneapolis found their traditional clothing interfered with sports activities, they sought a solution. With the help of students at University of Minnesota's College of Design and the Tucker Center for Research on Girls…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp traveled Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary.

    Associated Press
  • Police kill gunman inside posh downtown Austin hotel

    The shootings at the Omni Austin Hotel, about four blocks from the Texas state Capitol, happened just before 5 a.m. CDT, police said. A 911 caller reported a man walking around with a gun in the lobby of the hotel, a sleek high-rise with a soaring atrium overlooking the city's historic Sixth Street…

    Reuters
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    Boy, 3, accidentally shoots self in the face in north Harris County

    Investigators say a three-year-old boy is in critical condition after he accidentally shot himself in north Harris County

    KTRK – Houston
  • NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.

    Associated Press
  • Syria army enters last rebel bastion by Lebanon border

    Syrian government forces backed by fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah entered the town of Zabadani on Sunday in a bid to take the last rebel-held bastion along the Lebanese border. Elsewhere, at least 30 people, including six civilians, were killed in some of the heaviest US-led air strikes yet on…

    AFP
  • 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

    Associated Press
  • Infant found on side of Maryland road

    Anne Arundel County Police said in a statement that the infant, who is in good condition and in the custody of social services, was found in the Baltimore-area city of Pasadena after someone called to report the baby girl late on July 4th. Police said the woman claiming to be the infant's mother…

    Reuters