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  • Darren Wilson opens up a year after Michael Brown’s death

    A year after fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., the former police officer reflects on a year spent in relative seclusion.

    Yahoo News
  • This May Be the Coolest Camping Invention Yet

    Not only does this tent keep you cool, but it also makes other campers less annoying.

    Ozy
  • Italy cracks Mafia sheep code to arrest Godfather's henchmen

    Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code. Matteo Messina Denaro, 53, who has been on the run since 1993, used a farm in Mazara del Vallo to…

    AFP
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    Photos of the day - August 2, 2015 (21 photos)

    Molten lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active volcanoes on the French Indian Ocean Reunion Island, a pilot stands near a burning Mi-28N from the Berkuty helicopter display team after a hard touchdown at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia and U.S. Secretary…

    Yahoo News
  • Man shot dead in front of Mississippi courthouse: police

    A man was shot to death Monday in front of a courthouse in a suburb of Jackson, Mississippi, as he arrived for a hearing on drug charges against him, and the gunman had turned himself in to the authorities, police said. Kendrick Brown was shot at point-blank range outside the Madison County…

    Reuters
  • Germany hits new immigration record amid rising tensions

    Germany took in a record number of immigrants last year amid growing tensions over the changing face of the nation, official statistics released Monday showed. Last year there were 16.4 million people of foreign origin living in Germany, or one in five residents. Germany long resisted calling…

    AFP
  • 5 Things You Should Never Do While Waiting to Hear Back About a Job

    Your job interview went great, and the employer said you'd hear something soon. But it's been a week, your phone hasn't rung, and you're getting antsy to hear from them. When you're waiting to hear back about a job, time often seems like it's passing incredibly slowly, and each day of silence can…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highways

    A raging wildfire along northern California’s inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres (18,615 hectares) and forced the closure of two highways, officials said on Sunday, while a blaze near the Oregon border also expanded a day after it killed a firefighter. The Rocky Fire in Lake…

    Reuters
  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies…

    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
  • 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
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    Police: I-95 crash victims attended 'American Idol' audition

    Pennsylvania State Police have identified the victims of Sunday's deadly crash on I-95 North in Bucks County.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Man accused of decapitating wife leaves hospital for jail

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell, authorities said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to avenge Yazidis

    The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massud Barzani, promised Monday to avenge the Yazidi minority brutally attacked by the Islamic State group a year ago. "We will hunt down those who committed this crime until the last one," Barzani said in Dohuk at a ceremony commemorating the…

    AFP
  • Two die of apparent overdoses at Los Angeles-area rave: L.A. Times

    The deaths were "apparent drug overdoses," Lieutenant Fred Corral with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner told the newspaper. Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael Antonovich and Hilda Solis said they would call for an investigation into the event and its management…

    Reuters
  • Memphis shooting: What do we know about Tremaine Wilbourn?

    The man who shot and killed a police officer in Memphis this weekend is a 29-year-old convicted bank robber, local authorities said Sunday. As Officer Bolton walked toward the car, a 2002 Mercedes-Benz, a passenger got out and confronted him, reports The Associated Press. Recommended: Can you pass…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.

    Associated Press