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  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Maryland boy dies after alleged beating for eating birthday cake

    The boy, Jack Garcia, died on Sunday after being on life support at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, a Hagerstown police spokesman said. Police arrived around 10:30 p.m. to find Jack suffering severe injuries to his face, neck, back, buttocks, legs and abdomen, according to a…

    Reuters
  • Mom of man who died in fireworks accident says rules too lax

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she's advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Russian bomber crashes in Pacific region, both pilots killed

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed, the Defense Ministry said.

    Associated Press
  • Aftermath Of Son's Affair Puts Grandmother In Awkward Spot

    DEAR ABBY: My son had an affair that resulted in the birth of a child outside his marriage. The baby is extremely ill. My daughter-in-law has forgiven my son for his infidelity, and along with my two grandchildren, the little family is trying to rebuild and also do right by the baby.The baby's…

    Dear Abby
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    Houston mom accused of starving boys, locking them in closet

    A Houston mother is facing multiple charges on allegations of child abuse, and authorities described her 10-year-old son as being so malnourished that he looked "like a prisoner of war who had been starved."

    KTRK – Houston
  • 'Awful' crash, Confederate battle flags mar landmark NASCAR race

    One of NASCAR’s most dangerous and most popular races of the year began with a rain delay last night and ended early this morning with a horrific crash that injured five fans. The checkered flag had already been waved, signaling Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory at the Coke Zero 400, when Austin…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Miss Universe Paulina Vega refuses to give up her crown

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe has refused to relinquish her crown despite a tide of condemnation following pageant owner Donald Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.

    Associated Press
  • New Brazil rules seek to cut Cesarean craze

    New regulations aimed at rolling back Brazil's obsession with Cesarean sections took effect Monday, with the government hoping it can steer the country from its status as a world leader in C-section births.

    AFP
  • Islamic State militants killed in U.S.-led air strikes, fighting with Kurds: monitor

    At least 37 Islamic State fighters were killed and scores injured in air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition and in clashes with Kurdish YPG militia in northeastern Syria near the border with Turkey, a monitor said. The British-based Observatory for Human Rights said sources on the ground confirmed…

    Reuters
  • How Your Retirement Account Balance Compares to Your Peers

    Your age often dictates your retirement saving priorities. In your 20s and 30s, you need to get some money into a retirement account so that it can start growing on your behalf. Here are some strategies to give your retirement finances a boost at each stage of your life.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Marriage To Slovenly Wife Brings Man Close To Tears

    DEAR ABBY: I have been married 40 years, and it's just the two of us. I work full time and make a good living. We have a large house in a great neighborhood. My problem is my wife. She hasn't worked throughout almost all of our marriage and has to be the laziest person I know. We haven't slept in…

    Dear Abby
  • Hit by drought and seawater, Bangkok tap water may run out in a month

    By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangkok's tap water supply may run out in a month, as the country waits for long overdue rains to replenish sources depleted by drought and threatened by seawater creep, the chief of the capital's water authority said. Thailand is suffering its…

    Reuters
  • Federer, Murray in Wimbledon last eight, Djokovic left in dark

    Roger Federer and Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals but defending champion Novak Djokovic's attempt to join them was thwarted by bad light after fighting back from two sets down to level with Kevin Anderson. Seven-time champion Federer reached his 13th All England Club quarter-final…

    AFP39 mins ago
  • 4 found dead at South Carolina home; no search for suspect

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Four people, including a local county official, were found shot to death at a suburban home Sunday night, and police were not looking for a suspect, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Reddit CEO Pao apologizes as Pao-must-go petition gathers steam

    Critics say Ellen Pao is fostering censorship that will destroy the community-curated news site. Reddit issues mea culpa, saying it's "screwed up" for years.

    CNET
  • Connecticut police search for baby after father jumped from bridge

    Connecticut police searched on Monday for a 7-month-old baby who may have been thrown off a bridge by his father before the man jumped more than 100 feet into the Connecticut River in a suicide attempt. The father, Tony Moreno, 22, of Middletown is in stable condition and charges are expected soon,…

    Reuters