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  • The Latest: DA: Injured killer has different escape story

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other. (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • American who vanished in Australia five years ago found alive

    An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary. The man, named in the media as Kenneth Rodman, was last seen by a friend in 2010 near Port Douglas, 60 kilometres (37…

  • S. Korea navy fires warning shots to chase off North boat

    A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday to chase off a North Korean patrol boat which crossed their disputed western sea border, military officials said. The incursion came at 10:20 am (0120 GMT) as military tensions run high across the Yellow Sea maritime boundary, a scene of…

  • 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
  • Shark Attacks in North Carolina: 'Perfect Storm' May Be Causing Bloody Encounters

    Two people were bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina this weekend, bringing the total number of shark attacks in the state up to five in under three weeks. "It's not a certain thing that makes this happen," said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the…
  • Court rules NSA can resume bulk collection of phone records: NY Times

    The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled the National Security Agency may temporarily resume its bulk collection of Americans' domestic phone call records, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The program lapsed on June 1, when Section 215 of the Patriot Act expired. Congress…

  • Why Lung Cancer is the Deadliest Cancer, and Why it Doesn't Have to Be

    Have you ever wondered why, in 2015, lung cancer is still such a deadly disease? If you're like most people, you might not even realize how common or deadly lung cancer is, so let's review the numbers. In addition to being the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide (excluding non-melanoma skin…

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Driver's SUV jumps a drawbridge in Florida

    A driver in an SUV jumped a drawbridge as it was going up in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.

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  • Rioting breaks out after death of man in police custody

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A demonstration against police erupted into violence in The Hague, with protesters angry at the death in custody of a man over the weekend smashing windows and throwing rocks and fireworks at officers.

    Associated Press
  • Ku Klux Klan plans pro-Confederate flag rally in South Carolina

    The Civil War-era flag has emerged as a flashpoint after a shooting that killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a Bible study session. The suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, 21, who is white, had posed with a Confederate flag in photos posted on a website…

  • Mexico drops out of Miss Universe over Trump tirade

    Mexico beauty pageant organizers have pulled out of the Miss Universe contest, citing the "racist" remarks that the competition's co-owner and US presidential hopeful Donald Trump made about Mexicans. It is the latest fallout from Trump's comments about migrants, which have outraged Latin Americans…

  • NYC's Lower East Side … in India?

    People come from all over the world to experience this thriving neighborhood of creativity, culture and food.

  • 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.
  • After Dominican Republic pulls up welcome mat, Haitians ask 'what next'

    Earlier this month, Ykienne Destin stood in a long line outside the Dominican Republic's Interior Ministry facing a stark choice: Return to Haiti voluntarily or risk deportation. Recommended: Think you know Latin America? Take our geography quiz.

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Officer speaks out after video of Chicago cops playing football goes viral

    The video shows two Chicago police officers playing with a group of boys. One tosses a football with the kids while the other, Officer Phil Strazzante, gives a boy his intercom.

    WLS – Chicago
  • 10 Colleges Where Freshmen Are Most Likely to Come Back

    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List:…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Chinese student faces prosecution in China for killing in US

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Chinese authorities have arrested a former University of Iowa student in southeastern China and say they will prosecute him in the killing of his girlfriend in Iowa, where her body was found stuffed into the truck of her car, police said.

    Associated Press
  • Life on the lam: Escaped convict David Sweat shares details

    The two convicted killers who pulled off a complex prison break and then spent over two weeks roaming the dense New York woods, finally parted ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. Authorities say they believe that David Sweat and Richard Matt…

    Christian Science Monitor