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  • Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

    ATLANTA (AP) — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

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  • 38 girls die in crash on way to Swaziland beauty pageant

    A road accident in Swaziland killed 38 girls and seriously injured 20 others who had been on their way to a traditional ceremony where King Mswati III can choose a new wife, pro-democracy activists reported. The accident happened Friday night when their open truck smashed into a car on the road…

    AFP
  • Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."

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  • Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

    Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race. "What Trump is doing is political suicide," says Patricio Zamorano, executive director of the…

    AFP
  • Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.

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  • Yellowstone comment card shows guest isn't smarter than the average bear

    An image that's gone viral shows what's allegedly a visitor's request that the park train its wild bears to make appearances for guests. Why not teach them to juggle and ride unicycles as well?

    CNET
  • Longing For The Past Casts A Shadow Over The Present

    DEAR ABBY: Have you any advice for handling nostalgia? While it can be pleasant, lately I have been getting very down when I think about my past. I'm sad that I can never relive those experiences, and I'm wondering what's wrong with my life now that makes me feel this way.I'm 25 and have a lot of…

    Dear Abby
  • Police kill bystander when New York undercover gun buy goes bad

    A police officer shooting at a fleeing suspect during an undercover gun buy that went wrong killed a 61-year-old bystander in the New York City suburb of Mount Vernon, police said on Saturday. Two suspects were taken into custody during the investigation into the sale of illegal guns, the New York…

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  • One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

    Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. In a place with no animals and little vegetation around, they closed themselves in at 3:00 pm Hawaii time (0100 GMT Saturday),…

    AFP
  • Death of a young black man in a Virginia prison sparks outrage

    Local activists are incensed over the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, in a Portsmouth, Va., jail this week. Mr. Mitchell had a history of mental illness, said local paper The Virginian-Pilot, and he was being held awaiting transfer to a mental hospital. Mitchell's body was found at the Hampton…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide

    NEW YORK (AP) — A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday.

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  • IS cracks down on western Iraqi town after rare protest

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight poles as a punishment, security officials said.

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    100 cameras were given to homeless people in London; this is what they shot

    In July, Café Art, a London-based arts initiative, came up with an ingenious way to help the homeless express themselves through art.

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  • Lucy Liu Welcomes a Baby: 4 Reasons Why Couples Use Surrogates

    Actress Lucy Liu has announced the arrival of her baby boy, which she had through the help of a surrogate. Although surrogacy is not very common, there are many reasons why women and couples may chose surrogates to be part of their fertility treatment. The 46-year old Liu made the announcement…

    LiveScience.com
  • Daly collapses on course in Mississippi, taken to hospital

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

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    Suspect arrested and charged with fatally shooting Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth

    Just a couple hours after Harris County officials made a plea to help find Deputy Darren Goforth's killer, the sheriff's office tweeted that a suspect has been arrested

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  • Man arrested in killing of Houston deputy, faces capital murder charge

    Shannon Miles was picked up for questioning early on Saturday following the Friday night shooting, which was captured on surveillance video, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. Earlier on Saturday, Hickman had linked the shooting of deputy Darren Goforth, who was white, to anti-police…

    Reuters