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  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #8: Megan Johnson

    Images via Raquel Zaldivar No one struts it down a slackline like Megan Johnson, our final Hottest Trainer contestant. Not only is she the co-founder of Slacroduo, a fitness brand she created with...

    Racked Miami
  • Hamas Executes 18 Suspected Informants By Firing Squad, Public Shooting

    One day after Israel killed three top Hamas commanders, the radical group executed 18 Palestinian men it had suspected of collaborating with Israel. A witness and Hamas media say that masked gunmen have killed seven suspected informants for Israel near a Gaza City mosque as worshippers were ending…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.

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    Giant rubber duck world tour comes to Los Angeles (21 photos)

    The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. It will remain in the harbor through Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn (FLOR'-ihn-tyn) Hofman debuted the duck in 2007…

    Yahoo News
  • British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

    By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat from Islamic State was "beyond…

    Reuters
  • Report on Obama's Law-Breaking Prisoner Swap Gives Boehner Schadenfreude

    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) broke out the sarcasm on Friday as he seized on a finding by the congressional watchdog that the Obama administration violated the law when he swapped five Taliban prisoners for the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Boehner has accused President Obama of overstepping his…

    The Atlantic Wire59 mins ago
  • Unidentified fever 'kills 13' in DR Congo in 10 days

    A fever of unidentified origin has killed 13 people in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo since August 11, the health minister said. "All 13 people who have died suffered from a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in a terminal stage, of vomiting a black matter," Dr Felix Kabange Numbi said…

    AFP
  • 'Just a few strikes': Iraq militia wants help from old US foe

    Jurf al-Sakhr (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraq's Mahdi Army fought US troops to the death in past years, but now some members of the rebranded Shiite militia say they could do with a little help from their old foe. Jurf al-Sakhr is a sprawling patchwork of orchards and palm groves south of Baghdad irrigated by…

    AFP
  • St. Louis Medical Examiner SLAMS Brown Family Hire

    The chief medical examiner of St. Louis County, who performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown after he was shot on Aug. 9, says that she is concerned by one of the men hired by the Brown family to conduct its own exam. “I can tell you absolutely that I find what Parcells does to be abysmal,” Dr.…

    The Daily Caller
  • FAMILY FEARS FOR TEEN FALLING UNDER BOYFRIEND'S INFLUENCE

    DEAR ABBY: My son's wife passed away very recently. He works days, so I have been helping him by looking after his 15-year-old daughter, "Leyla."Leyla recently told her father that her boyfriend, "Dylan," has asked her to vandalize things -- TV, Blu-ray player, etc. -- if her daddy enrolls her in a…

    Dear Abby
  • Netanyahu warns Hamas of 'heavy price' after child killed

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday vowed harsh retribution against Hamas, the Islamist rulers of Gaza, after a mortar round fired from the Palestinian territory killed an Israeli child. "Hamas will pay a heavy price for this attack," Netanyahu's spokesman Ofir Gendelman cited the…

    AFP40 mins ago
  • High school senior says she was suspended for saying 'bless you'

    A high school senior in Tennessee says she was given an in-school suspension for saying "bless you" to classmate who had sneezed.

    Yahoo News
  • Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

    Associated Press
  • Why US Special Forces failed to rescue James Foley

    The failed attempt to rescue journalist James Foley before he was killed by Islamic State militants – and the ongoing efforts to track down other American hostages before it’s too late – illustrate a glaring shortcoming in US military capabilities: that good US military intelligence on these…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Reports: Syria troops kill scores of jihadis

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops killed dozens of jihadi fighters, including a prominent media activist, in heavy clashes on Thursday around a sprawling northern air base that the Islamic State group is trying to seize, activists and state media said.

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    Rare Disease Could Come Right from Your Medicine Cabinet

    The family of 24-year-old Cassandra Campbell says she got a rare disease from medicine she was taking for a bug bite, which spread quickly and eventually took her life.

    Tribune
  • St. Louis police release video of shooting

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency when it comes to officer-involved shootings.

    Associated Press
  • Connecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday.

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  • 10-Hour 'Pay It Forward" Line Ends With Customer No. 458 Who Refuses

    A Starbucks drive-through in Florida was filled with surprise and gratitude as 457 customers paid for the next person in line, until a woman got out a white Jeep commander, got a free drink from the previous customer, and refused to pay it forward.

    ABC News
  • The ice bucket stops with Obama

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The ice bucket stops with Obama.

    Associated Press