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  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.

    Associated Press
  • We Are All Screwed in a World Where Only Dealers Can Service New Cars

    ​​If you need a real repair, the dealer is not the place for it.​

    Road & Track
  • Burkini ban: US warns tourists to obey French law

    Dozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that "conspicuously" shows a person's religion, an order targeting the "burkini" -- a full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women. In response to a reporter's question as to whether the United States would update its travel advice to warn Muslim…

    AFP
  • Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official

    By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official,…

    Reuters
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    RAW VIDEO: Brutal attack in San Francisco caught on camera

    San Francisco police are looking for a person who they say walked up to a woman for no reason and started punching her. SF police provided this video in the hopes someone would recognize the suspect.

    KGO – San Francisco
  • The Flying Bum Has Crashed! World’s Largest Aircraft Hits Telegraph Pole On Second Flight

    Nose Dive (Photo: Angela Hatwell/PA Wire) The recently refurbed Airlander 10, has plummeted into a pole during its second test flight in Bedfordshire. The world’s largest aircraft, dubbed the ‘flying bum’, has allegedly damaged its cockpit in the crash after it hit a telephone pole at Cardington…

    Alice Bird
  • Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data

    WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said on Wednesday his organization planned to release "significant" information linked to the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election. Asked if the data could be a game-changer in the election, the…

    Reuters
  • Homeless woman proves Social Security owes her $100K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Wanda Witter has lived on the streets in Washington, D.C., trying to persuade officials that Social Security owes her more than $100,000. For years, the 80-year-old woman says people dismissed her as crazy.

    Associated Press
  • Raiders' Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never expected the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date.

    Associated Press
  • Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer

    Four Iranian warships sped close to two US Navy guided missile destroyers with their weapons uncovered in the Strait of Hormuz in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between the longtime foes, American defense officials said. The USS Nitze shot warning flares, sounded its whistles and…

    AFP
  • The New Camaro ZL1 Will Hit 60 mph in First Gear

    A ridiculously tall first gear could give the car a startlingly quick 0-60 time.​

    Road & Track
  • Trump asked Florida Gov. Scott to appoint attorney to bench

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, urged Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration, newly released emails show.

    Associated Press
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    ‘The worst zoo in the world’ closes (21 photos)

    An international charity on Wednesday removed 15 animals from a Gaza Strip zoo, freeing them from stifling conditions in what it called “the worst zoo in the world” and hoping to grant them a better life abroad. Four Paws, an animal welfare group, crossed from Gaza into Israel with a tiger, five…

    Yahoo News Photo
  • Watch the Giant Butt-Shaped Aircraft Crash Into a Field

    The Airlander 10 was on its second test flight when it took a dive.

    The Drive
  • Spanish giants feared in Champions League group-stage draw

    The eyes of European football will be on Monaco on Thursday as holders Real Madrid and the rest of the continent's elite discover their fate when the Champions League group-stage draw is made. Zinedine Zidane's side won the trophy last season -- a record 11th in the club's history -- as Cristiano…

    AFP
  • $99,999 Payout to Homeless Woman Highlights Social Security's Struggles

    Wanda Witter, 80, who up until last week was homeless and living on D.C.’s streets, has received $99,999 in Social Security retirement benefits, but she could be just one of many people owed cash because of the “tangled mess” at the Social Security Administration, according to the social worker who…

    ABC News