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  • Source: BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke

    NEW YORK (AP) — BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."

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  • US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, the Navy said Wednesday, an encounter that could exacerbate tensions between the two countries as they work to hammer out a lasting deal over Iran's nuclear program.

    Associated Press55 mins ago
  • Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.

    Associated Press
  • Gaza truce holding but Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged. In Israel, sirens…

    Reuters
  • COUPLE WEIGHS RECONCILIATION FIVE YEARS AFTER VIOLENT SPLIT

    DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, my husband got drunk and physically attacked me in front of his family. It was horrible. I was in shock, and our relationship never recovered. The next four years were a series of court visits for custody of our child and eventually a divorce. Last year, his mother began…

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    Details Emerge in Pa. Kidnapping, Killings

    Police are searching for suspects after the bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday. A third bound man who was also stabbed was found alive nearby. (Aug. 27)

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  • Science just gave us another great reason to legalize pot

    We’ve learned about a couple of good medical benefits to marijuana this year and now it seems there’s another one: Using medicinal marijuana makes it less likely that you’ll become hooked on painkillers. CNN reports that a new study published this in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal finds that…

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  • Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

    Rebels in east Ukraine appeared on Wednesday to have seized swathes of territory from government forces who abandoned vehicles and ammunition as they left, as Western intelligence said Russian army units were operating inside the country. After weeks of successful military operations that have seen…

    AFP
  • Florida man charged with murder in bystander's death from police shot

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man was charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with a woman's death at an Orlando bar last week - even though a police officer fired the bullet that killed her, law enforcement officials said. Police said the actions of Kody Roach, 23,…

    Reuters
  • Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.

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    Baby Found in Trash Can, Mom Arrested

    Utah police say a woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash said she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and that she hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems. (Aug. 27)

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  • Woman, 75, gets life for killing husband in Wyoming 40 years ago

    An elderly Missouri woman convicted of killing her husband four decades ago and burying his body in an abandoned Wyoming gold mine was sentenced to life in prison by a Wyoming judge on Monday, a prosecutor said. Laramie County District Attorney Scott Homar had sought a minimum of 20 years in prison…

    Reuters
  • An Audio Recording of the Michael Brown Shooting Has Reportedly Surfaced

    What's thought to be an audio recording of the shooting death of Michael Brown has reportedly surfaced. According to CNN, an unidentified man, who has since been interviewed by the FBI, is said to have managed to record the incident in which Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson earlier…

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  • McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells' corruption trial.

    Associated Press13 mins ago
  • Saudi Arabia beheads three convicted of murder

    Saudi authorities on Wednesday beheaded three citizens after they were convicted of murder in separate cases, the interior ministry announced, bringing to 41 the number of executions there this year. Nawaf al-Mutairi was executed in the western city of Medina for the machine-gun killing of fellow…

    AFP
  • Islamic State shifts war plan, US at 'tipping point'

    Signs the United States may strike Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a shift in the politics of foreign war in Washington, after the trauma of the post-Iraq era. A year ago, President Barack Obama was set to bomb Syria -- but balked at the last minute after sizing up…

    AFP
  • Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday.

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