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  • Daughter Deep In Debt Needs Counseling, Not More Money

    DEAR ABBY: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn't pay her bills. She and her husband maintain separate accounts, which I find odd. He pays certain expenses; she pays others. Now I find she's deep in debt again…

    Dear Abby
  • Congressman questions constitutionality of Mount McKinley name change

    President Barack Obama has endorsed a name change for Mount McKinley in Alaska. But at least one member of Congress sees the move as another constitutional overreach using executive orders.

    National Constitution Center
  • Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years.

    Associated Press
  • Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection

    (Reuters) - A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Houston has died, according to his family and local media. The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr., a junior Olympian and honor student, seemed to have contracted the disease…

    Reuters
  • Poland backtracks on Nazi 'gold train' discovery

    A regional governor in Poland said Monday he had serious doubts about the alleged discovery of a Nazi gold train days after a deputy culture minister revealed he was "more than 99 percent sure" one had been found. "There is no more proof for this alleged discovery than for other claims made over…

    AFP
  • China party says no disrespect meant with Jiang sign removal

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The removal of a stone plinth sign written by former Chinese president Jiang Zemin at the entrance of a key Communist Party training center is not a sign of disrespect, a senior official said on Monday, after rumors of destabilizing party infighting. Jiang…

    Reuters
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    Woman was getting high on canned air at Kansas Walmart, police say

    Melissa Ann Wright is accused of huffing an industrial strength duster chemical while shopping at a Kansas area Walmart.

    KTRK – Houston
  • $20 found in San Francisco leads to $1 million lottery win

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport.

    Associated Press
  • 'A Sinner in Mecca' documents gay Muslim pilgrimage

    A new film made by a gay Muslim pilgrim offers a English-speaking Western audience a warts-and-all view of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in a documentary that has attracted death threats and an online hate campaign. It is a rebuke of Saudi Arabia and its strict Wahhabi form of Islam, but it is…

    AFP
  • Yellowstone comment card shows guest isn't smarter than the average bear

    An image that's gone viral shows what's allegedly a visitor's request that the park train its wild bears to make appearances for guests. Why not teach them to juggle and ride unicycles as well?

    CNET
  • Japan complains to UN over Ban's China military parade visit

    Tokyo said on Monday it has complained to the United Nations over Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's plan to attend a huge military parade in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga called on the UN to be "neutral", after Tokyo…

    AFP
  • What Happens When You Can't Afford Your Health Insurance

    If you have health insurance through your job, your premium comes out of your paycheck automatically, and unless you have a qualifying life event -- like marriage -- you're stuck with that policy until open enrollment. But if you make monthly payments for private health insurance purchased on the…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

    Associated Press
  • Six elite soldiers killed in eastern Congo ambush

    Unidentified gunmen killed six elite presidential guard soldiers on Monday in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, military and local sources said, a region still plagued by violence more than a decade after years of civil war ended. A military source, who spoke on condition of…

    Reuters
  • Were officials too quick to tie Texas deputy shooting to Black Lives Matter?

    Texas authorities have charged a man with killing a uniformed sheriff’s deputy at a Houston gas station Friday night. Law enforcement officials on Saturday arrested Shannon J. Miles, of Cypress, and charged him with capital murder in the fatal, “execution-style” shooting of Harris County deputy…

    Christian Science Monitor
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  • Incoming! Chinese rocket engine punches hole in house

    And you thought living by the airport was bad...Some residents of China get a new ventilation system in their home courtesy of a spent rocket engine.

    CNET
  • Taliban say Omar death covered up to wait out NATO drawdown

    The Taliban Monday admitted covering up the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants. The group confirmed in July that Omar had died but did not say when, deepening internal divisions.…

    AFP