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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
  • 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.

    CNET
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Missouri police officer who killed black teen speaks out: magazine

    Darren Wilson, 29, told the magazine that to try to keep his family safe after a series of death threats, he did not put his name on the deed when he bought a new house and had his wife check into a hospital anonymously when she gave birth to their daughter in March. Only a few friends know where…

    Reuters
  • Idaho woman comes under fire for celebrating her killing of giraffe

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal-rights activists for flaunting online images of herself posed with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
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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
  • ABC President says killing Dempsey's McDreamy 'was great'

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The first question asked of ABC President Paul Lee, at a bi-annual news conference for TV critics Tuesday, was about the decision to kill off Patrick Dempsey's character from "Grey's Anatomy."

    Associated Press
  • Nigeria names new head of state-run oil company

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new head of the country's corruption-hit state oil company, weeks after after sacking the entire board, his spokesman said on Tuesday. Buhari took office on May 29 and axed Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) chief Joseph Thlama Dawha and…

    AFP
  • 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