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  • Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot Saturday night during a traffic stop in Memphis and a manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Family's Pantry Has Become Neighbor Kids' Favorite Buffet

    DEAR ABBY: We recently moved to a new neighborhood. Soon thereafter, some kids who were at our house playing with our kids began rooting through my pantry for snacks. A few days later, kids from another family did the same thing. (I would die of embarrassment if I found out mine ever behaved that…

    Dear Abby
  • Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation.

    Associated Press
  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires', which officials…

    Reuters
  • Special Forces Soldier Paralyzed After Trying to Save a Drowning Girl

    A heroic act to save a drowning girl last Saturday left a Special Forces soldier paralyzed. Sgt. First Class Tim Brumit was responding to screams that a girl was drowning in the waters of Crab Island in Destin, Florida, amid a storm. A member of the 7th Special Forces group who had been deployed 11…

    ABC News
  • Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.

    Associated Press
  • Conflicting Reports: Brother of Cecil the Lion Possibly Shot and Killed ]

    UPDATE: New reports from Jericho’s GPS tracker indicate that he is alive and on the move, contradicting reports from Zimbabwe Wildlife Officials. The past week has been filled with outrage, sadness, and anger over the death of beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil at the hands of an American trophy hunter.…

    TakePart.com
  • Chinese military paper warns a corrupt army does not win wars

    The Chinese military's official newspaper warned on Sunday that a corrupt army would not win wars, three days after the government announced a former senior officer would be prosecuted for graft. Serving and retired Chinese military officers as well as state media have questioned whether China's…

    Reuters
  • Mexico news photographer found slain in capital

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.

    Associated Press
  • Indictment: Former Texas surgeon so derelict he left 2 dead

    DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what's seen as one of the worst recent cases of malpractice in Texas.

    Associated Press
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    Photos of the day - August 1, 2015 (22 photos)

    An elderly Syrian refugee woman looks out through the doorway of her tent while boiling water, at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, a competitor dives during the international waterfall jumping competition in the old town of Jajce, 250 kms west…

    Yahoo News
  • Baltimore prosecutor won't cooperate with homicide panel

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city's top prosecutor isn't sharing information that's needed for the program to work.

    Associated Press
  • WWE reacts to 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper's death

    Wrestling superstar and WWE hall of famer 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper passed away in his sleep at age 61 on Friday.

    The Turnstile
  • Marshall back on field but with a heavy heart

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon Marshall is back on the football field, trying to replicate last year's breakout season despite two screws in his right foot and a heavy heart.

    Associated Press
  • Another senior communist rebel held in Philippines

    The Philippine military said Sunday it had detained a senior communist rebel leader, the latest in a series of arrests or killings which have damaged one of the world's longest-running insurgencies. Military agents and police arrested Maria Concepcion Araneta-Bocala, a central committee member of…

    AFP
  • Hundreds of Destiny cheaters banned

    Bungie bans lots of offending Crucible players for manipulating network traffic.

    CNET
  • Woman gets probation in boyfriend's death by neglect

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for fatally neglecting her boyfriend, who died several months after being taken to the hospital with bedsores, mold in his catheter and bug bites.

    Associated Press