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  • Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

    Captain Tony Grider, 41, of Campbellsville was hurt along with three other firefighters when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line as their department doused a university band with water. Kyle Smith, the chief of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, said Grider died at noon at University of…

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  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

    Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m.…

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  • Police: 4 kids killed in crash weren't restrained

    Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday. The Saturday afternoon crash killed five, including the 23-year-old woman…

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  • Man charged with killing NFL player Peterson's son released on bond: report

    (Reuters) - A South Dakota man charged last year with killing NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has been released on $2 million bond, U.S. media reported on Saturday. Joseph Patterson was released from a South Dakota jail on Friday

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    White House intruder (17 photos)

    The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday. Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night's shocking

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  • High Schooler Gives Up Crown After Friend Was Pranked Into Thinking She Was Nominated for Homecoming Court

    Unfortunately, sometimes high school looks a lot like a real-life version of the movie "Mean Girls." Case in point, a group of girls at Grand Prairie High School in north Texas tricked 17-year-old Lillian Skinner into thinking she was nominated for the homecoming court. In order to get Skinner down…

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  • Facts, questions in fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

    A grand jury looking into the fatal shooting of a man by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart will have to sort out conflicting accounts to determine whether charges should be filed in a racially charged case that has drawn national attention. The special grand jury is to be sworn in Monday to hear evidence…

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  • Thai police question speedboat driver over British murders

    Thai police said they carried out a DNA test late Sunday on a speedboat driver arrested for a drug offence, as they extended their hunt for the killer of two British holidaymakers on a resort island. The battered bodies of David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found on a beach on Koh…

    AFP
  • Heard at Syria's border: Life in the Islamic State is orderly, but brutal

    Three women line up at Turkey’s Kilis border gate waiting to enter Syria. They are headed home to Raqqa, a city on the Euphrates River that is a bastion of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), the Sunni jihadist group that the United States and its allies

    Christian Science Monitor
  • White House intruder identified as Army veteran

    The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday. Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night's shocking incident as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of…

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  • Overwhelmed west Africa escalates Ebola response

    West Africa intensified its response to the deadly Ebola epidemic on Sunday, with Sierra Leone uncovering scores of dead bodies during a 72-hour shutdown and Liberia announcing 1,000 hospital beds. Most of Sierra Leone's six million people were confined to their homes for a third straight day…

    AFP
  • Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

    An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders. Daniele Watts issued a statement late Friday through her publicist after civil rights activists demanded that she apologize for…

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  • Israel launches cyber defence authority

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a National Authority for Cyber Defence on Sunday to oversee the protection of both military and civilian systems. The announcement comes after Netanyahu accused regional foe Iran of launching repeated cyber attacks on Israel, particularly during…

    AFP
  • Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

    Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi. A Facebook page called "Justice for Molly the Corgi" has garnered nearly 5,000 followers as of Saturday. The corgi owners…

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    Ferry awaits final voyage (24 photos)

    A John F. Kennedy-class ferryboat that connected the borough of Staten Island to Manhattan sits in a scrap metal yard on the western shore of Staten Island. Staten Island native and Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan ventured onto the boat in its final stages to capture some haunting images of…

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  • Boko Haram 'kill several' as they loot Nigeria market

    Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food, witnesses said Saturday. Dressed in military and police uniforms, dozens of insurgents attacked the town of Mainok, 56 kilometres outside Maiduguri, the state…

    AFP
  • Suicide bomber hits Hezbollah in Lebanon, soldier executed

    A suicide bomber killed a number of people Saturday at a Hezbollah checkpoint near Lebanon's border with Syria, hours after news that the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda had executed a Lebanese soldier. Lebanon has long been on edge over the three-and-a-half-year civil war in Syria.

    AFP