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  • Suspended St. Louis Police Officer: "I'm Into Diversity, I Kill Everybody"

    A St. Louis County police officer, who was seen pushing a CNN anchor during protests in Ferguson, Mo., this week, was suspended from duty after a controversial video surfaced, in which he fashions himself as a merciless killer. “I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, but I’m…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Now Michelle Obama Has Caused America’s ‘Best Cafeteria Cookie’ To Be Outlawed

    An eruption of aggravation about what American schoolchildren can no longer eat in school cafeterias is never far away in the Obama era. Now, thanks to federal intervention that first lady Michelle has made her signature issue, students in all 11 taxpayer-funded public schools in Elyria, Ohio…

    The Daily Caller
  • Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert, but she appeared unharmed and posted a video of the fall on social media.

    Associated Press
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    DEA Warns Parents About Dangerous New Drug

    A highly potent marijuana-based product is becoming the news drug of choice for teens and young adults, according to the DEA.

    Tribune
  • Missing Russian found dead in Grand Teton park

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead.

    Associated Press
  • 3 Japanese students killed in California car crash

    SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Three Japanese college students were killed and five others were injured when the car they were in veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Man who ate pot candy must stand trial in killing

    DENVER (AP) — A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.

    Associated Press
  • 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…

    AFP
  • Iceland Volcano Begins Erupting, Sparking Red Alert

    Iceland put the Coast Guard on standby and issued a red alert to the aviation industry Saturday after detecting a small subglacial eruption of lava under an ice cap at the Bardarbunga volcano — one of the country's largest.  "The rate of earthquakes has increased such that they are happening so…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Retired cops side with Ferguson protesters

    Retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis cut an arresting figure in his crisp uniform, dark blue cap -- and a sign demanding "the truth" about the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black youth. Lewis turned heads and got people talking Thursday in his first appearance at the nightly protests…

    AFP
  • Correction: Ebola story

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously in headlines that deaths from Ebola in Liberia topped 1,000. Deaths did not top 1,000 in Liberia, but cases of Ebola in Liberia did.

    Associated Press
  • Jihadis release video of captured Lebanese troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate released a video Saturday showing Lebanese policemen and a soldier captured by the group earlier this month during the most serious cross-border attack since Syria's conflict began more than three years ago.

    Associated Press
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    Photographer Wong Maye-E (27 photos)

    Wong Maye-E joined AP as a staff photographer in 2003. Based in Singapore, Maye-E's work is centered around Sports reportage, entertainment, politics, and regional news stories. Maye-E has covered headlining events such as the 2014 World Cup, Thailand political protests, and the devastation of the…

    Yahoo News
  • Officer critical in coma after California gunfight

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A veteran, second-generation police officer was in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being wounded in a shootout where the rookie officer he was training shot and killed a gunman, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March.

    Associated Press
  • Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

    RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches.

    Associated Press
  • Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens

    The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing the island's economic crisis and political gridlock in search of jobs. Since 2009, more Puerto Ricans have been living pn the American mainland than on the northeastern Caribbean US-territory, a trend that has…

    AFP