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  • Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

    WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to…

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  • Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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  • USING MOTHER TONGUE MAKES FAMILY CONVERSATION DIFFICULT

    DEAR ABBY: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of…

    Dear Abby
  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

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  • Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

    Moscow (AFP) - Moscow declared NATO a "threat" to its security Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of Russia's alleged stoking of war in Ukraine.

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  • Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon

    Tlajomulco (Mexico) (AFP) - Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.

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    Tunnelling under London - the Crossrail project (26 photos)

    The £14.8 billion cross-London Crossrail scheme could be extended, British Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced. The extension would take high-speed train Crossrail services to Hertfordshire, he said. If the plan goes ahead, there will be Crossrail links, providing faster commuter…

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  • 6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday

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  • Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

    Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island's communist revolution also…

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  • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an…

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  • Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

    ERIE, Colo. (AP) — Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.

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  • Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him.

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  • Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

    Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection. Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University say their process is also cheaper than the…

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  • Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victims

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day.

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  • Four members of suburban Chicago family found shot to death

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four members of a suburban Chicago family were found shot dead in their home, with one death ruled a suicide and the rest homicides, police and coroner officials said on Sunday. Local media said the victims were an elderly couple and their two severely…

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    The al-Shabab network in Somalia (8 photos)

    U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67…

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  • 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.

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    Paris suburb building blast (7 photos)

    The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building has risen to seven in a northeastern Paris suburb after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble. (AP)

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