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  • Woman Uses Her Gun To Ward Off Abduction

    Dinah Burns was out walking her dog, Gracie, on a path near an elementary school in Lancaster on Monday when two men approached her with a baseball bat and threatened to abduct her. “Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said ‘You’re coming with us,’” Burns told WBNS,…

    The Daily Caller
  • Rich People Are Pissed About Obama's Labor Day Weekend Plans

    Spending Labor Day weekend in the Hamptons just keeps getting harder and harder.  According to the New York Post's "Page Six", President Obama's weekend fundraising trip to Westchester, to the Purchase, N.Y. home of donor Robert Wolf, is putting a hold on private planes flying to posh vacation…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

    NEW YORK (AP) — Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

    Associated Press
  • Saudi king warns West will be jihadists' next target

    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action. "Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East," said the king who was speaking at a…

    AFP
  • Girl digging on Oregon beach dies after sand hole collapses on her

    (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who was digging in a large sand hole on an Oregon beach suffocated and died after the sand caved in around her and other beachgoers were unable to dig her out in time, police said on Saturday. The girl, identified as Isabel Grace Franks, was playing Friday evening on…

    Reuters
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    Middle School Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Student Flees Country

    A Chicago area teacher is apparently on the run and has fled the country after being accused of sexually assaulting a former student. Michael Vucic has taught at Gavin Middle School in Ingleside, Ill., for the last 18 years. The Lake County Sheriff`s office says a former student came forward…

    WGN - Chicago
  • Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts

    For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough.

    Associated Press
  • Couple Fined For Refusing To Host Gay Wedding Shuts Down Venue

    A Christian couple fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding on their New York farm has decided to close the venue rather than violate their religious beliefs. Cynthia and Robert Gifford decided not to host ceremonies anymore, other than those already scheduled, Alliance Defending…

    The Daily Caller
  • Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier: video

    Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday. The soldier, recognizable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni Muslim from north…

    Reuters
  • Terminally ill Wisconsin ex-deputy sheriff charged with double murder

    (Reuters) - A terminally ill former Wisconsin deputy sheriff was charged on Friday with murder in connection with the fatal shootings of his wife and her sister in his home last week, court documents showed. Andrew Steele, 39, was charged in Dane County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree…

    Reuters
  • Family of instructor killed at Arizona gun range does not blame girl

    The ex-wife and children of an Arizona gun range instructor shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl using an Uzi submachine gun do not blame the child and plan on reaching out to her family, according to a TV interview broadcast on Friday. Charles Vacca was showing the girl how to fire the Uzi at the…

    Reuters
  • Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A police officer has resigned after pointing a rifle at protesters during racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and another has been fired for inappropriate social media posts stemming from the two weeks of civil unrest, officials said on Friday.…

    Reuters
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    Nicaragua mine cave-in rescue (24 photos)

    Rescuers in Nicaragua raced against the clock Saturday to locate five people still missing two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine following the overnight rescue of 20 of their colleagues. "Hopefully we can find them in the coming hours," First Lady Rosario Murillo, the presidential…

    Yahoo News
  • Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.

    Associated Press
  • Missing Montana college student found dead in Idaho mountains

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A Montana college student whose disappearance prompted a search by hundreds of police and volunteers was found dead from injuries sustained in a car accident in the mountains of central Idaho, authorities said late on Thursday. The body of Lucius Robbi,…

    Reuters
  • Russian politician beaten after report on soldier burials

    By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in…

    Reuters
  • ISIL Releases Videos of Another Beheading, Mass Execution of Syrian Soldiers

    According to reports, ISIL released a video of the radical Sunni terrorist group beheading a Kurdish peshmerga fighter as a warning to Kurds in Iraq. From the Times of India: The video, entitled "A Message in Blood", was posted online hours after another video purporting to show the mass execution…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Florida mother arrested after five kids found living in filthy home

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida mother has been charged with child neglect after her 10-year-old boy came to school in foul-smelling clothes and told a teacher he could not remember when he last took a bath, court documents showed. Betsy Velasquez, 34, of Kissimmee, was charged…

    Reuters
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    U.N. peacekeepers from Philippines successfully extracted in firefight

    Nearly three dozen U.N. peacekeepers from Philippines trapped by militants in Golan Heights were successfully extracted in Firefight - U.N. officials. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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