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  • Leaping sturgeon kills five-year-old girl boating in Florida

    Jaylon Rippy was boating with her family on the Suwannee River in northwest Florida near Fanning Springs on Thursday evening when the jumping fish injured the young girl along with her mother and her 9-year-old brother, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission said in a statement. The family members,…

    Reuters
  • Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.

    Associated Press
  • Massachusetts Police Desperate to Identify Young Girl Found Dead in Trash Bag

    Massachusetts authorities have released new photos in hopes of identifying a young girl who was discovered dead inside a trash bag. On June 25, a dog walker found the girl's body on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop, a peninsula in Boston Harbor opposite Logan Airport, the Massachusetts…

    ABC News
  • Two London teens have married IS group fighters: lawyer

    Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday. Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum and Amira Abase left their homes in February and…

    AFP
  • Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.

    Associated Press
  • Sleepless nights for father of girl allegedly abused by French soldier

    Ben Ouedraogo hasn't been able to sleep since the discovery of a video that appears to show a French soldier sexually abusing his fiver-year-old daughter at a swimming pool in Burkina Faso. Ouedraogo has been living in torment since Sunday, when a film of his daughter and her three-year-old friend…

    AFP
  • July 4 crowds ignore call to boycott Georgia park over Confederate flag

    By Rich McKay STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (Reuters) - Fourth of July holidaymakers ignored a call to boycott Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known as the "Confederate Rushmore," over its display of the contentious Confederate flag. Democratic state Representative LaDawn Blackett Jones this week urged people…

    Reuters
  • Turks protesting against China attack Koreans 'by mistake'

    Turkish nationalists protesting China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims attacked a group of Korean tourists in the heart of Istanbul's old city on Saturday, mistaking them for Chinese nationals. Hundreds of angry protesters marched towards the Topkapi Palace on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait…

    AFP
  • Under fire for comments, Trump weighs in on California shooting

    A random fatal shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by an immigrant, proves the United States must tighten its borders, according to a statement on Friday by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is facing heavy criticism for his comments about Mexicans. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was fatally…

    Reuters
  • City in Drought-Stricken California Forced to Dump 550,000 Gallons of Water

    Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water went to waste in California at a time when water conservation efforts are more serious than ever for the drought-stricken state. The mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, defended the decision to dump 550,000 gallons of drinking water into a nearby…

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  • The Tragedy of Glenn Ford

    On November 5, 1983, a jewelry shop owner named Isadore Rozeman in Shreveport, La., was murdered in a robbery. Glenn Ford, a local man who knew Rozeman slightly, was not guilty of the crime. For the next 29 years, three months, and five days, Ford lived in a 8-foot by 10-foot cell in Louisiana’s…

    The Atlantic
  • Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather.

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  • IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's Palmyra

    The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra. It shows the soldiers in green and brown military uniforms being shot dead on the amphitheatre's stage in front of an enormous…

    AFP
  • Small is beautiful, say South Koreans making plans to marry

    By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - The night before their wedding, Kim Kwang-yoon and Cho Jin-oh were up until 2 a.m. with the bride's mother, setting tables. The average expenditure, from a survey by wedding planner Duo, excludes the cost of housing, traditionally provided by parents.     "I felt…

    Reuters
  • Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of Nigeria slaughter

    Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric". A young female suicide bomber also killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a…

    AFP
  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. "That's why I feel so beaten, more than for my own personal problems," Chatzifotiadis said. Recounting how he…

    AFP