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  • Florida triple murder may have been ritualistic killing: police

    The victims, identified as Voncile Smith, 77, John William Smith, 49, and Richard Thomas Smith, 47, were found dead on Friday, three days after police believe someone the family knew entered the home and killed them as part of a witchcraft ritual. "The elements of this case are odd, at best,"…

    Reuters
  • Kelly Osbourne apologizes for 'View' remarks about Latinos

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Osbourne apologized Tuesday for remarks she made on "The View" that suggested if Latinos were expelled from the United States, there would be no one to clean Donald Trump's toilets.

    Associated Press
  • New York City's new drug threat: 'weaponized marijuana'

    It gives users super human strength, makes them impervious to pain and can be bought for as little as $2 across New York. Illegal synthetic marijuana, or "weaponized" marijuana as police are calling it, is spreading across New York, particularly the city's homeless population in search of a cheap…

    Reuters
  • Maryland boy beaten over cake died from head injuries: coroner

    A coroner has concluded that a 9-year-old Maryland boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake died from head injuries, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Tuesday. The death of the boy, Jack Garcia, was a homicide, the spokeswoman for the District of Columbia's Office of the…

    Reuters
  • China appeals for U.S. help to fight Xinjiang militants

    China has appealed for U.S. support in fighting Islamist militants in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, saying they are also a threat to the United States. Chinese officials say the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) recruits Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority from Xinjiang,…

    Reuters
  • Use of batboys and girls suspended after 9-year-old's death

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.

    Associated Press
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    Newborn baby found in stroller in South Los Angeles

    A newborn baby, with his umbilical cord still attached, was found in a stroller near a church in South Los Angeles Tuesday.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • Calm Down, Internet: This Female Engineer Isn't False Advertising

    In cities around the world, ads in subway stations have become a flash point for social critique. In New York, two comedians filed a lawsuit when the Metropolitan Transit Authority refused to install their posters poking fun at Muslim stereotypes. Everyone is smart, creative, and hilarious," stated…

    TakePart.com
  • Grandma Feels Disrespected When Her Advice Is Ignored

    DEAR ABBY: Whatever happened to respecting one's elders and recognizing grandparents as head of the family? I recently returned from visiting my son, his wife and my new grandchild. My son's wife and I had many disagreements on how to care for my grandchild. Instead of respecting my years of…

    Dear Abby
  • AP Exclusive: Deaths of Yosemite jumpers remain a mystery

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to be an exhilarating flight through a V-shaped rocky formation — a route that left little margin for error.

    Associated Press
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    70th Anniversary of Hiroshima bombing (39 photos)

    On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima on August 6, one on Nagasaki on August 9, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their destructive power was unprecedented, incinerating buildings and people, and leaving lifelong scars on survivors,…

    Yahoo News
  • Arizona man accused of decapitating wife emits howl in court

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man who authorities say decapitated his wife and two dogs and gouged his own eye out let out a moaning howl in court after a prosecutor told a judge what the man had allegedly done, according to video released Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Gray wolf possibly spotted in California, only second since 1924

    California wildlife officials believe that a gray wolf has found its way across the border into the state from Oregon, becoming only the second gray wolf to have ventured into California since the 1920s. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), in a document released late on Monday…

    Reuters
  • APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's…

    Associated Press
  • Are white women abandoning Hillary Clinton?

    White women are the one demographic Hillary Rodham Clinton may have thought she had locked in for her 2016 Democratic primary race. In June, 44 percent of white women had a favorable view of Mrs. Clinton, edging out the 43 percent who didn’t. By July, those numbers shifted: Only 34 percent of white…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • London to New York in 1 hour? Airbus might be working on a plane faster than the Concorde

    Travelers who regularly fly from the U.S. to Europe and back should be thrilled to hear that Airbus might be developing a brand new superfast jet that would make the journey from London to New York in just one hour. That’s much faster than the Concorde jet that needed three and a half hours to…

    BGR News
  • Head of $11 bn Chinese state firm found hanged amid graft probe

    The head of a multi-billion-dollar state-owned Chinese heavy machinery manufacturer was found hanging in his office as anti-corruption investigators probed his firm, state media said Tuesday. Police believe Wu Shengfu, 51, the general manager of China First Heavy Industries (CFHI), killed himself,…

    AFP