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  • Massachusetts Police Desperate to Identify Young Girl Found Dead in Trash Bag

    Massachusetts authorities have released new photos in hopes of identifying a young girl who was discovered dead inside a trash bag. On June 25, a dog walker found the girl's body on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop, a peninsula in Boston Harbor opposite Logan Airport, the Massachusetts…

    ABC News
  • San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for San Francisco's sheriff's office says it had no authority to honor an immigration detainer on a suspect in the shooting death of a woman at a popular tourist destination.

    Associated Press45 mins ago
  • Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach as String of Attacks Rattle Nerves

    Amid a string of shark attacks in North Carolina, two beach-goers turned the tables on one shark that got a little bit too close for comfort today.Two men were fishing in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, this morning when they caught a shark, witness Chloe Finlay told ABC News. ...

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  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month. "With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all…

    AFP
  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to America ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.

    Associated Press
  • Girlfriend Expects Fireworks When Her Parents Meet His

    DEAR ABBY: I have been with "Tom" for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I'm 24. Here's the problem: He wants our parents to meet before he asks. Abby, I have put this off because I'm sure they will have nothing in common. My parents are small-business owners and…

    Dear Abby
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    Husband of Katy woman who disappeared in Caribbean speaks out

    Tragedy struck a Houston-area family vacationing in the Caribbean over the weekend. Amanda Waller disappeared while snorkeling. Now her husband is speaking only to ABC-13

    KTRK – Houston
  • Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said.

    Associated Press
  • Barred from “Boys Only” Class, One Young Girl Took Matters Into Her Own Hands

    Cayen and her mom, Caroline Martel, are happy that she can now attend the course, but feel that the library changed its policy due to media attention, and was complicit in discriminating based on gender.

    Takepart.com
  • Florida Doctor, Teresa Sievers, Found Killed in Her Home, Police Say

    Investigators are searching for clues after Dr. Teresa Sievers, a mother of two, was found dead in her Florida home, a crime authorities are calling a homicide.

    ABC News
  • North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

    By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack. It wasn't until she left North Korea at the age of 17 that she began to…

    Reuters
  • IMF gives Greece something to mull over

    Reviled in Greece for pushing the bitter medicine of austerity, the IMF has nonetheless thrown Athens a bone by urging European countries to cough up more money to ease Greece's titanic debt load. Ignoring its own procedures, the International Monetary Fund threw caution to the wind Thursday and…

    AFP
  • Police close Peaches Geldof heroin inquiry

    Police have ended their probe into who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her, saying they have "exhausted all lines of inquiry". The journalist, model and TV presenter -- daughter of Irish rocker and activist Bob Geldof and Paula Yates -- took a fatal overdose of the Class A drug…

    AFP
  • Leonard Nimoy's son makes Spock documentary to honor father

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Nimoy has found a way to spend countless hours with his late father Leonard Nimoy: He's creating a documentary for the actor who played Spock on "Star Trek."

    Associated Press
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    Man dies at Naperville Ribfest

    A man died at Ribfest in Naperville Thursday afternoon. Police are on the scene near the Pharaoh's Fury carnival ride at the festival.

    WLS – Chicago
  • The Latest: Police seek owner of backpack carried by escapee

    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
  • Georgia Teens Ransack a Walmart Caught on Video

    The Bibb County Sheriff’s office released surveillance footage of the group ransacking the store in Macon, Georgia, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. The group of 40 to 50 teens went down the store’s main aisle, pulling merchandise off the shelves, before turning around and running out, Bibb…

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