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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Drone delivers bundle of drugs to prison yard, causes serious hoopla

    When a package containing heroin, marijuana and tobacco lands in a prison yard, things go pretty much the way you'd expect.

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  • 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…

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  • FBI looking into security of Clinton private email account: Washington Post

    The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Clinton’s private email setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing two government officials. The FBI last week also contacted…

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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,…

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  • 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
  • Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Slain police officer Sean Bolton's physical strength and powerful, melon-sized hands served him well in tight situations, like when he subdued two suspects at one time. Still, friends say he avoided confrontation whenever possible, and dedicated his life to protecting others.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

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    Carnival tent collapses in New Hampshire (6 photos)

    A man and a girl were killed and at least 22 people were injured Monday when a severe storm blew down a circus tent in northern New Hampshire, officials said. State Fire Marshal William Degnan said at a briefing late Monday that the injured were taken to four regional hospitals. Their conditions…

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  • McCann, A-Rod and Yankees break loose again, rout Red Sox

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brian McCann and Chris Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees broke loose once again, romping past the Boston Red Sox 13-3 Tuesday night.

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  • 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
  • Darren Wilson opens up a year after Michael Brown’s death

    A year after fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., the former police officer reflects on a year spent in relative seclusion.

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  • US warning to Syria army met with scepticism in Damascus

    A US warning that it would use its air power to defend Pentagon-trained rebels against Syrian troops was met with scepticism by officials in Damascus on Tuesday. The US-backed Division 30 was also left reeling when the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra front captured at least five of its members in…

    AFP
  • San Francisco deputy convicted of assaulting patient in hospital

    A San Francisco Sheriff's deputy was convicted of assaulting a homeless hospital patient last November, prosecutors said on Tuesday, but was cleared of a charge that he covered it up with a false police report. San Francisco Deputy Sheriff Michael Robert Lewelling, 34, faces up to three years in…

    Reuters