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

    CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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 Press33 mins ago
  • Israel rows back Judaism conversion reform

    Israeli ministers on Sunday struck down a bill that would have cancelled the monopoly the ultra-Orthodox chief rabbinate holds over conversions in the Jewish state. A proposal approved by the cabinet in November but never passed by parliament stipulated that the chief rabbi of each Israeli city…

    AFP
  • S. Korean official falls to death in China

    An official dispatched from Seoul to deal with the aftermath of a bus crash in China that killed 10 South Koreans was found dead in a suspected suicide early Sunday after falling from a hotel, Chinese state media reported. The official, identified as Choi Doo-Yeong, was confirmed dead after police…

    AFP
  • 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 Press58 mins ago
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    7-year-old boy fatally shot in Humboldt Park

    A 7-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday night, one of 44 people shot -- eight fatally -- between Friday and Sunday morning, police said.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Saskatchewan evacuating thousands more as wildfires spread

    The Western Canadian province of Saskatchewan said on Sunday it was evacuating an additional 8,000 people from the far north of the province, as wildfires continue to spread and threaten homes. The provincial government said that as of Saturday there were 114 active fires in the province. A…

    Reuters
  • The Latest: Poland: If 'no' wins, Greece must exit eurozone

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

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.

    Associated Press
  • Euro drops against dollar after Greek referendum early results

    The euro was dropping against the dollar Sunday after early results of the Greece bailout referendum suggested the country rejected fresh austerity demands from EU-IMF creditors. Earlier in the day, the euro had fallen to 1.0963 dollar, with about 50 percent of votes counted in the Greek bailout…

    AFP
  • Two dead, three missing in Louisville boat accident: reports

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - Two people were killed and three were missing after a boat crashed into a bridge in downtown Louisville Saturday night.

    Reuters
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    Long Island man charged after police seize hundreds of illegal fireworks from Oceanside home

    Authorities found crates of fireworks at a home in Oceanside Saturday night and arrested the homeowner, 29-year old Joseph Tullo.

    WABC – NY
  • 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
  • Don't battle the Terminator T-800, own one

    "​Terminator: Genisys" is out, and so, soon, will be a life-size Terminator T-800 endoskeleton bust. Because nothing says shabby Skynet chic like a killer robot on the fireplace mantle.

    CNET