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  • Darren Wilson opens up a year after Michael Brown’s death

    A year after fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., the former police officer reflects on a year spent in relative seclusion.

    Yahoo News
  • Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.

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  • Hearse with Bobbi Kristina Brown's body arrives at cemetery

    WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown was carried by a hearse Monday to her final resting place next to her famous mother.

    Associated Press
  • This May Be the Coolest Camping Invention Yet

    Not only does this tent keep you cool, but it also makes other campers less annoying.

    Ozy
  • Raytheon SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target in key test

    Raytheon Co's Standard Missile-6 intercepted and destroyed a short-range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii last week, the Pentagon said on Monday, paving the way for the SM-6 to be deployed on U.S. Navy Aegis ships next year. The test was one of four successful tests completed last week by…

    Reuters
  • Italy cracks Mafia sheep code to arrest Godfather's henchmen

    Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code. Matteo Messina Denaro, 53, who has been on the run since 1993, used a farm in Mazara del Vallo to…

    AFP
  • 5 Things You Should Never Do While Waiting to Hear Back About a Job

    Your job interview went great, and the employer said you'd hear something soon. But it's been a week, your phone hasn't rung, and you're getting antsy to hear from them. When you're waiting to hear back about a job, time often seems like it's passing incredibly slowly, and each day of silence can…

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Photos of the day - August 2, 2015 (21 photos)

    Molten lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active volcanoes on the French Indian Ocean Reunion Island, a pilot stands near a burning Mi-28N from the Berkuty helicopter display team after a hard touchdown at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia and U.S. Secretary…

    Yahoo News
  • Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highways

    A raging wildfire along northern California’s inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres (18,615 hectares) and forced the closure of two highways, officials said on Sunday, while a blaze near the Oregon border also expanded a day after it killed a firefighter. The Rocky Fire in Lake…

    Reuters
  • Man accused of decapitating wife leaves hospital for jail

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell, authorities said Sunday.

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  • Two die of apparent overdoses at Los Angeles-area rave: L.A. Times

    The deaths were "apparent drug overdoses," Lieutenant Fred Corral with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner told the newspaper. Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael Antonovich and Hilda Solis said they would call for an investigation into the event and its management…

    Reuters
  • Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to avenge Yazidis

    The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massud Barzani, promised Monday to avenge the Yazidi minority brutally attacked by the Islamic State group a year ago. "We will hunt down those who committed this crime until the last one," Barzani said in Dohuk at a ceremony commemorating the…

    AFP
  • Memphis shooting: What do we know about Tremaine Wilbourn?

    The man who shot and killed a police officer in Memphis this weekend is a 29-year-old convicted bank robber, local authorities said Sunday. As Officer Bolton walked toward the car, a 2002 Mercedes-Benz, a passenger got out and confronted him, reports The Associated Press. Recommended: Can you pass…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Tree of 40 Fruit: Dazzling Franken-Tree Has Roots in Science

    The so-called "Tree of 40 Fruit" — blossoming in a variety of pretty pink hues when completed — is rooted in science. The eye-catching artistic rendering of the tree brought worldwide attention to its creator, Sam Van Aken, a professor in the school of art at Syracuse University in New York. "[Van…

    LiveScience.com
  • Germany hits new immigration record amid rising tensions

    Germany took in a record number of immigrants last year amid growing tensions over the changing face of the nation, official statistics released Monday showed. Last year there were 16.4 million people of foreign origin living in Germany, or one in five residents. Germany long resisted calling…

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    Bobbi Kristina Brown being buried next to Whitney Houston at Fairview Cemetery

    A hearse carried the body of 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown to her final resting place in Westfield after leaving a funeral home in Newark late Monday morning followed by two SUVs carrying relatives, including cousin Dionne Warwick.

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  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies…

    Reuters
  • Man shot dead in front of Mississippi courthouse: police

    A man was shot to death on Monday in front of a courthouse in a suburb of Jackson, Mississippi, as he arrived for a hearing on drug charges against him, and the gunman turned himself in to the authorities, police said. Kendrick Brown was shot at point-blank range outside the Madison County…

    Reuters