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  • The Latest: Subway suspending relationship with Jared Fogle

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Tuesday's raid at the home of Subway restaurant chain spokesman Jared Fogle (all times are local):

    Associated Press
  • Russia cuts off power supplies to Ukraine rebels: Kiev

    Kiev said Tuesday that Russia had cut off electricity to Ukraine's rebel-run regions in what appears to be another sign that Moscow is losing interest in plans to splinter its neighbour. Russian President Vladimir Putin has gone through an extended spell without peppering his speeches with mentions…

    AFP
  • Questioning Boyfriend Is Not Likely To Change

    DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Blake," recently broke up with me -- again. He told me in the beginning that he was bi-curious, and that he wasn't sure he was completely heterosexual. When he broke up with me the first time, we stayed friends. Everyone seemed confused that I still wanted to hang out with…

    Dear Abby
  • Mom of 2-year-old found in ravine charged with killing her

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl found dead in a ravine has been arrested on charges she asphyxiated the girl after becoming upset that she had to help the toddler clean herself after using the toilet, police said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
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    Pope Francis visits Latin America (13 photos)

    Pope Francis kicked off a whirlwind final full day in Ecuador on Tuesday with an open-air Mass in the capital sandwiched between meetings with bishops, indigenous groups and students and capped by a visit to a famed Jesuit church. Francis is making his first visit as pope to his Spanish-speaking…

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  • Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island

    SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast.

    Associated Press
  • Mom of man killed setting off fireworks on head: rules 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 Press
  • Why Muslims are raising money for black churches destroyed by fire

    Three Muslim organizations have banded together to raise money for eight black churches that have been destroyed by fire after nine people were shot and killed in a Charleston, S.C. church on June 17. “We must always keep in mind that the Muslim community and the black community are not different…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • US to cut 40,000 soldiers from Army: official

    The US Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years to save money at home and abroad, a US defense official said Tuesday. The defense official said the Army plans to announce the cuts soon. The cutbacks will affect virtually every Army post at home and abroad, USA Today…

    AFP
  • 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
  • Inflatable anti-drowning device sits on your wrist like a mini life raft

    Forget water wings. The Kingii flotation device hangs out on your wrist, waiting to save you when you go under the water and need a lift back to the surface.

    CNET
  • Judge refuses to dismiss murder case against Suge Knight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial on murder charges even though a key witness — one of the men he's accused of running over — refused to identify him in court.

    Associated Press
  • How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

    Lots of controversy and confusion surround cholesterol. In patients who have coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease or carotid artery disease, there is no question about the benefit of cholesterol-lowering medications.

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Confederate flag protest in South Carolina (35 photos)

    The depth of support for bringing down the Confederate flag gets its first test in the South Carolina Legislature this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan. The General Assembly returns Monday to discuss Gov. Nikki Haley's budget vetoes and what to do…

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  • 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
  • Public finally gets pathway to 'Billionaires' Beach'

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — With a bright blue sign that reads "Beach Access" on an open gate replacing what used to be private property, the public now has access to Malibu's so-called "Billionaires' Beach."

    Associated Press
  • French special forces kill Al-Qaeda commander in Mali: army

    France said on Tuesday its special forces in Mali killed an Al-Qaeda commander who had been released from prison in a swap for a French hostage. The army said Ali Ag Wadossene, one of the "operational leaders" of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), died on Sunday in the northeastern town of…

    AFP
  • Bear shatters glass at Minnesota zoo with rock: do grizzlies use tools?

    A grizzly bear at the Minnesota Zoo caused a scene Monday morning when it threw a basketball-sized rock at the glass barrier separating the exhibit from the public. The first of the glass pane’s five layers shattered but stayed in place “like a windshield”  as the bear repeatedly slammed the rock…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Three-year-old Texas boy dies after accidentally shooting himself

    A 3-year-old Texas boy who shot himself at a Houston-area home over the weekend died on Monday from the wound, officials said. "When they went in to check on him, he had apparently located a .380 semiautomatic pistol that was in the bedroom and had apparently accidentally shot himself in the head,"…

    Reuters