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  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #8: Megan Johnson

    Images via Raquel Zaldivar No one struts it down a slackline like Megan Johnson, our final Hottest Trainer contestant. Not only is she the co-founder of Slacroduo, a fitness brand she created with...

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  • Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March.

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  • Netanyahu warns Hamas of 'heavy price' after child killed

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday vowed harsh retribution against Hamas, the Islamist rulers of Gaza, after a mortar round fired from the Palestinian territory killed an Israeli child. "Hamas will pay a heavy price for this attack," Netanyahu's spokesman Ofir Gendelman cited the…

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  • 'Just a few strikes': Iraq militia wants help from old US foe

    Jurf al-Sakhr (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraq's Mahdi Army fought US troops to the death in past years, but now some members of the rebranded Shiite militia say they could do with a little help from their old foe. Jurf al-Sakhr is a sprawling patchwork of orchards and palm groves south of Baghdad irrigated by…

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  • Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.

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  • The ice bucket stops with Obama

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The ice bucket stops with Obama.

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  • British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

    By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat from Islamic State was "beyond…

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  • Hamas Executes 18 Suspected Informants By Firing Squad, Public Shooting

    One day after Israel killed three top Hamas commanders, the radical group executed 18 Palestinian men it had suspected of collaborating with Israel. A witness and Hamas media say that masked gunmen have killed seven suspected informants for Israel near a Gaza City mosque as worshippers were ending…

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    Photos of the day - August 22, 2014 (26 photos)

    The remains of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 return to Malaysia, Palestinians inspect rubble of their destroyed house in the west of Gaza City and McLaren Mercedes team members dump buckets of ice water onto Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton in Belgium are just a few of the…

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  • Unidentified fever 'kills 13' in DR Congo in 10 days

    A fever of unidentified origin has killed 13 people in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo since August 11, the health minister said. "All 13 people who have died suffered from a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in a terminal stage, of vomiting a black matter," Dr Felix Kabange Numbi said…

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  • Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

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  • Report on Obama's Law-Breaking Prisoner Swap Gives Boehner Schadenfreude

    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) broke out the sarcasm on Friday as he seized on a finding by the congressional watchdog that the Obama administration violated the law when he swapped five Taliban prisoners for the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Boehner has accused President Obama of overstepping his…

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    Giant rubber duck world tour comes to Los Angeles (21 photos)

    The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. It will remain in the harbor through Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn (FLOR'-ihn-tyn) Hofman debuted the duck in 2007…

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  • FAMILY FEARS FOR TEEN FALLING UNDER BOYFRIEND'S INFLUENCE

    DEAR ABBY: My son's wife passed away very recently. He works days, so I have been helping him by looking after his 15-year-old daughter, "Leyla."Leyla recently told her father that her boyfriend, "Dylan," has asked her to vandalize things -- TV, Blu-ray player, etc. -- if her daddy enrolls her in a…

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  • St. Louis police release video of shooting

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency when it comes to officer-involved shootings.

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  • Connecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday.

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  • St. Louis Medical Examiner SLAMS Brown Family Hire

    The chief medical examiner of St. Louis County, who performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown after he was shot on Aug. 9, says that she is concerned by one of the men hired by the Brown family to conduct its own exam. “I can tell you absolutely that I find what Parcells does to be abysmal,” Dr.…

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  • Why US Special Forces failed to rescue James Foley

    The failed attempt to rescue journalist James Foley before he was killed by Islamic State militants – and the ongoing efforts to track down other American hostages before it’s too late – illustrate a glaring shortcoming in US military capabilities: that good US military intelligence on these…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • China warplane in 'dangerous' intercept with US jet: Pentagon

    A Chinese fighter jet flew perilously close to a US military aircraft this week in a "very dangerous" incident in international air space east of Hainan Island, the Pentagon said Friday. The episode raised tensions and underlined the growing rivalry between the United States and China, with Beijing…

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    London Zoo annual weigh in (14 photos)

    The height and mass of every animal in the zoo, of which there are over 16,000, is recorded and submitted to the Zoological Information Management System. This is combined with animal measurement data collected from over 800 zoos and aquariums in almost 80 countries, from which zoologists can…

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