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  • Suspended St. Louis Police Officer: "I'm Into Diversity, I Kill Everybody"

    A St. Louis County police officer, who was seen pushing a CNN anchor during protests in Ferguson, Mo., this week, was suspended from duty after a controversial video surfaced, in which he fashions himself as a merciless killer. “I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, but I’m…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Now Michelle Obama Has Caused America’s ‘Best Cafeteria Cookie’ To Be Outlawed

    An eruption of aggravation about what American schoolchildren can no longer eat in school cafeterias is never far away in the Obama era. Now, thanks to federal intervention that first lady Michelle has made her signature issue, students in all 11 taxpayer-funded public schools in Elyria, Ohio…

    The Daily Caller
  • Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert, but she appeared unharmed and posted a video of the fall on social media.

    Associated Press
  • Correction: Baby Sitter Killed story

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about an Ogden woman sentenced to prison for her role in the death of her baby sitter, The Associated Press reported erroneously who, according to her attorney, abused the woman in the past. The attorney said she was abused by a previous boyfriend, not a…

    Associated Press
  • Missing Russian found dead in Grand Teton park

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead.

    Associated Press
  • 3 Japanese students killed in California car crash

    SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Three Japanese college students were killed and five others were injured when the car they were in veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Man who ate pot candy must stand trial in killing

    DENVER (AP) — A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.

    Associated Press
  • Fleeing Iraqi Christians reveal horror of Islamic State

    From the rescue plane which took them on a one-way journey to France, two Iraqi refugees revealed tales of rape and fear at the hands of Islamic State that forced them to flee their homeland with nothing. Rene, who did not want to give his last name, said the Islamic extremists currently rampaging…

    AFP
  • Retired cops side with Ferguson protesters

    Retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis cut an arresting figure in his crisp uniform, dark blue cap -- and a sign demanding "the truth" about the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black youth. Lewis turned heads and got people talking Thursday in his first appearance at the nightly protests…

    AFP
  • Correction: Ebola story

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously in headlines that deaths from Ebola in Liberia topped 1,000. Deaths did not top 1,000 in Liberia, but cases of Ebola in Liberia did.

    Associated Press
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    Man Freed After Spending 24 Years in Prison for Crime He Didn`t Commit

    A former New York businessman walked out of a Pennsylvania prison Friday as a free man after spending 24 years of his life behind bars. Han Tak Lee, 79, was convicted of setting a fire that killed his 20-year-old daughter in 1989, but a judge ruled earlier this month that the case against him was…

    Tribune
  • Jihadis release video of captured Lebanese troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate released a video Saturday showing Lebanese policemen and a soldier captured by the group earlier this month during the most serious cross-border attack since Syria's conflict began more than three years ago.

    Associated Press
  • Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle

    Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region. Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, said his…

    Reuters
  • Officer critical in coma after California gunfight

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A veteran, second-generation police officer was in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being wounded in a shootout where the rookie officer he was training shot and killed a gunman, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens

    The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing the island's economic crisis and political gridlock in search of jobs. Since 2009, more Puerto Ricans have been living pn the American mainland than on the northeastern Caribbean US-territory, a trend that has…

    AFP
  • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    MILLS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.

    Associated Press
  • SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight

    A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth and be used again. The rocket was a three-engine version of the F9R test vehicle that succeeds SpaceX's Grasshopper prototype. SpaceX noted that…

    AFP