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  • 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
  • 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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    4-Year-Old Girl Drowns While At Friend`s Birthday Party

    A birthday celebration turned tragic in Windsor, Colo., after a 4-year-old girl drowned at a family friend`s swimming pool Saturday about 7:20 p.m.

    Tribune
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Freakishness of Christianity

    Evangelical Christianity has long had a stranglehold on how Americans imagine public faith. Vague invocations of “religion”—whether it’s “religion vs. science” or “religious freedom”—usually really mean “conservative, Protestant, evangelical Christianity,” and this assumption inevitably frames…

    The Atlantic
  • 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
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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
  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, spurring inmate fight

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Key senator announces support for Iran nuclear deal

    Democratic U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a co-author of the bill allowing Congress to review the nuclear deal with Iran, said on Tuesday he would support the nuclear agreement. The agreement announced on July 14 between world powers and Tehran "is a dramatic improvement over the status quo in improving…

    Reuters
  • Man pleads guilty to killing 10-year-old son found in river

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man admitted Monday that he killed his 10-year-old son, saying he beat the boy in a fit of rage, then wrapped the child with duct tape and threw him in a river because he feared he'd get in trouble.

    Associated Press