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  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #8: Megan Johnson

    Images via Raquel Zaldivar No one struts it down a slackline like Megan Johnson, our final Hottest Trainer contestant. Not only is she the co-founder of Slacroduo, a fitness brand she created with...

    Racked Miami
  • St. Louis Medical Examiner SLAMS Brown Family Hire

    The chief medical examiner of St. Louis County, who performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown after he was shot on Aug. 9, says that she is concerned by one of the men hired by the Brown family to conduct its own exam. “I can tell you absolutely that I find what Parcells does to be abysmal,” Dr.…

    The Daily Caller
  • Hamas Executes 18 Suspected Informants By Firing Squad, Public Shooting

    One day after Israel killed three top Hamas commanders, the radical group executed 18 Palestinian men it had suspected of collaborating with Israel. A witness and Hamas media say that masked gunmen have killed seven suspected informants for Israel near a Gaza City mosque as worshippers were ending…

    The Atlantic Wire
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    Giant rubber duck world tour comes to Los Angeles (21 photos)

    The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor — the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. It will remain in the harbor through Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn (FLOR'-ihn-tyn) Hofman debuted the duck in 2007…

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  • FAMILY FEARS FOR TEEN FALLING UNDER BOYFRIEND'S INFLUENCE

    DEAR ABBY: My son's wife passed away very recently. He works days, so I have been helping him by looking after his 15-year-old daughter, "Leyla."Leyla recently told her father that her boyfriend, "Dylan," has asked her to vandalize things -- TV, Blu-ray player, etc. -- if her daddy enrolls her in a…

    Dear Abby
  • British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

    By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat from Islamic State was "beyond…

    Reuters
  • Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.

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  • Reports: Syria troops kill scores of jihadis

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops killed dozens of jihadi fighters, including a prominent media activist, in heavy clashes on Thursday around a sprawling northern air base that the Islamic State group is trying to seize, activists and state media said.

    Associated Press
  • High school senior says she was suspended for saying 'bless you'

    A high school senior in Tennessee says she was given an in-school suspension for saying "bless you" to classmate who had sneezed.

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  • Connecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • St. Louis police release video of shooting

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency when it comes to officer-involved shootings.

    Associated Press
  • Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

    Associated Press
  • 10-Hour 'Pay It Forward" Line Ends With Customer No. 458 Who Refuses

    A Starbucks drive-through in Florida was filled with surprise and gratitude as 457 customers paid for the next person in line, until a woman got out a white Jeep commander, got a free drink from the previous customer, and refused to pay it forward.

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  • Why US Special Forces failed to rescue James Foley

    The failed attempt to rescue journalist James Foley before he was killed by Islamic State militants – and the ongoing efforts to track down other American hostages before it’s too late – illustrate a glaring shortcoming in US military capabilities: that good US military intelligence on these…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Hamas executes 3 for 'collaboration' with Israel

    The armed wing of Hamas has executed three Palestinians and arrested seven others for allegedly collaborating with Israel during the Gaza war, a website close to the movement reported Thursday. The Majd website quoted a senior security official in the enclave as saying seven people had been…

    AFP
  • Ferguson shooting: Why hasn’t the police officer been arrested?

    After an autopsy by Michael Brown's family was made public Monday, family attorney Benjamin Crump quoted the bereaved mother as asking: “What else do they need to arrest the killer of my child?” Just a day earlier, appearing on the talk show "Meet the Press," Harvard Law School Prof. Charles…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    The peaceful side of the Ferguson protests (13 photos)

    Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here's a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News) Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.

    Associated Press
  • US 'concerned' by arrest of American in Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has raised concerns about Israel's arrest of a Palestinian teenager with American citizenship whose cousin was burned to death by Israeli extremists earlier this summer.

    Associated Press
  • The 'Unbelievable' Way the US Misinterpreted Iran's Remarks Today

    A defiant statement by the Iranian Foreign Minister linking cooperation against ISIS in Iraq to sanctions relief might actually be a giant, lost-in-translation misunderstanding, the State Department said today. According to state-run media, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that…

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