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Mayor dies after wasp attack

Mayor dies after wasp attack

The mayor of a community just outside Montreal died of anaphylactic shock Sunday after being attacked by wasps while on vacation.
Ex-Penn State coaches sue for $1M

Ex-Penn State coaches sue for $1M

A pair of former Penn State assistant football coaches, including the son of the late head football coach Joe Paterno, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages from the university.
Fruit recall at Walmart, Costco

Fruit recall at Walmart, Costco

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.
Renowned law professor found dead

Renowned law professor found dead

A nationally renowned criminal law professor's death is being investigated as a homicide.
Stabbed girl gets Purple Heart

Stabbed girl gets Purple Heart

An anonymous military veteran gifted his Purple Heart to the "Slender Man" victim who was stabbed 19 times.
Who took U.S. flags off famous brid...

Who took U.S. flags off famous bridge?

The NYPD is investigating how two American flags that fly at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by two white flags.

FoxNews

Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians a...

Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians appeal to the world for help

IRAQI CHRISTIANS BEG for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by jihadist terror group ISIS.
  • VIDEO: ISIS issues ultimatum against Iraqi Christians
  • OPINION: The last Christians in Iraq
  • Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats
  • TALE OF THE TAPES IRS head: Backup ...
    FREE PRESS 'CHILL'? FEC head warns...

    FREE PRESS 'CHILL'? FEC head warns books at risk of regulations

    'NATIONAL HERO' Sierra Leone's chie...

    'NATIONAL HERO' Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    FIGHTER JETS DOWNED Ukraine says mi...
    US Navy admiral says he’s ope...

    US Navy admiral says he’s open to idea of giving Chinese Navy tour of carrier

    MSNBC

    Putin pours billions into Russia's ...

    Putin pours billions into Russia's World Cup

    Slowdown at Texas border?

    Slowdown at Texas border?

    Video: Disabled Gazans killed

    Video: Disabled Gazans killed

    Alzheimer's sign is in your eyes

    Alzheimer's sign is in your eyes

    Israel to northern Gazans: Flee

    Israel to northern Gazans: Flee

    Video: Modern Amelia Earhart

    Video: Modern Amelia Earhart

    USA TODAY

    Prosecutor: Suspect in teacher slay...

    Prosecutor: Suspect in teacher slaying choked, beat jail worker

    Philip Chism is accused of killing his teacher and also attacking a woman in a locker room.
          
     
     
    AP Top Stories July 23 p

    AP Top Stories July 23 p

    Here's the latest news for Wed., July 23rd: Malaysian plane victims flown home to Netherlands; Bill Clinton pays tribute to AIDS researchers aboard downed flight; Kerry cites progress in Mideast truce talks; DC landmark soon to be Trump luxury hotel.
          
     
     
    Man arrested in cold case slayings ...

    Man arrested in cold case slayings of mom, daughter

    Robert Honsch reportedly was living under an assumed name with a new wife and children.
          
     
     
    Former NTSB official: FAA ban 'prud...

    Former NTSB official: FAA ban 'prudent'

    The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of rocket attacks. Former NTSB Vice Chairman Robert Francis tells AP the agency's decision is probably justified. (July
          
     
     
    Bill allows underage college studen...

    Bill allows underage college students to taste alcohol

    Underage students might be stoked about the chance to try wine and beer.
          
     
     
    1 in 25 New Yorkers is a millionair...

    1 in 25 New Yorkers is a millionaire (Newser)

    New York has the fourth-highest proportion of millionaire residents in the world
          
     
     

    Washington Post

    Intelligence security initiatives h...

    Intelligence security initiatives have chilling effect on federal whistleblowers, critics say

    In early April, Sen. Charles E. Grassley summoned FBI officials to his Capitol Hill office. He said he wanted them to explain how a program designed to uncover internal security threats would at the same time protect whistleblowers who wanted to report wrongdoing within the bureau.

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    Report: Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) p...

    Report: Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) plagiarized War College thesis

    Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) plagiarized a substantial portion of of this final thesis at the United States Army War College, a news report Wednesday said -- a revelation that threatens to hamstring his underdog campaign for a full term.

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    Army officials on ?pink slip? contr...

    Army officials on ?pink slip? controversy: We don?t have a choice

    For weeks, the Army has been taking a verbal beating for sending ?pink slips? to officers while they were deployed. It was no joke or Internet rumor, either: About 1,100 captains received notice last month that they would be required to leave active duty within a year as the service shrinks, and some of them were in Afghanistan and other volatile areas.

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    Weather Gang: How a solar storm nea...

    Weather Gang: How a solar storm nearly destroyed life as we know it two years ago

    On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth?s atmosphere.
    Two Ukrainian military jets shot do...

    Two Ukrainian military jets shot down over rebel-held area

    KHARKIV, Ukraine ? Two Ukrainian warplanes were shot down Wednesday over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in the same vicinity as a Malaysian airliner that was downed last week, Ukrainian officials and rebels said.

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    Arizona Supreme Court stays planned...

    Arizona Supreme Court stays planned execution

    The Arizona Supreme Court announced Wednesday†that it had stayed the execution of Joseph Wood, with the stay coming shortly before†he was set to die by lethal injection.

    Wood†was sentenced to death in 1991 for shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend Debra Dietz and her father, Eugene. His†execution was set for Wednesday†at 10 a.m. (local time) at the state prison†in Florence, Ariz.

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    Reuters

    Facebook beats Wall Street targets,...

    Facebook beats Wall Street targets, stock hits record high

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 percent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday.
    AT&T revenue misses estimates as pr...

    AT&T revenue misses estimates as promotion weighs on revenue

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc's second-quarter revenue rose, but slightly less than Wall Street forecasts, as its NEXT and Mobile Share promotion to charge customers for devices separately from service weighed on average revenue per user.






    Bombardier outlines organizational ...

    Bombardier outlines organizational overhaul; aerospace head departs

    (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc <BBDb.TO on Wednesday announced a major overhaul in its organizational structure and the departure of the head of its aerospace division amid struggles with its long-delayed CSeries jetliner program.






    Qualcomm struggles to collect royal...

    Qualcomm struggles to collect royalties in China, stock falls

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc's revenue outlook for the September quarter was below Wall Street's expectations and its shares fell on Wednesday after the leading mobile chipmaker said it was having trouble collecting royalties from some manufacturers in China.






    Bank of China eyes Bryant Park offi...

    Bank of China eyes Bryant Park office lease: report

    (Reuters) - Bank of China Ltd, the fourth largest lender in China, has revived talks to become the anchor tenant at 7 Bryant Park boutique office tower in New York, Crain's New York Business reported on Wednesday.
    GM recalls 717,950 vehicles in U.S....

    GM recalls 717,950 vehicles in U.S., not for ignition switches

    DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday announced six recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons, although none were related to ignition switch issues.






    ABC

    Unarmed Teen Was 'Hurt' Before 'Por...

    Unarmed Teen Was 'Hurt' Before 'Porch Shooting'

    One of the last people to see Renisha McBride before she was shot to death testified that the teen appeared scared and disoriented after she crashed into a parked car.
    Teen Flying Around the World Dies i...

    Teen Flying Around the World Dies in Crash

    A teenage boy from Indiana who was flying around the world with his father on a single engine plane was killed when their plane crashed earlier today.
    ‚??I Smoke Weed... Because My Best ...

    ‚??I Smoke Weed... Because My Best Friend Was the Bomber‚??

    The accused heroin dealer who officials say provided a handgun to the alleged Boston Marathon bombers told police last year that he did drugs himself to cope with his close link to the deadly twin explosions, a police report and law enforcement sources said.
    Israeli Airline With Missile Defens...

    Israeli Airline With Missile Defenses Goes to Israel When US Carriers Won‚??t

    As the grounding of American air carriers flying to Israel was extended today, one major Israeli airline says it‚??s braving potential rocket attacks to fly home to Tel Aviv ‚?? an airline that‚??s one of the only ones in the world boasting high-tech anti-missile defenses.
    Ukraine Says 2 Jets Downed By Missi...

    Ukraine Says 2 Jets Downed By Missiles Fired From Russia

    Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down today according to Ukrainian defense officials who charged that they were downed by missiles fired from the Russian side of the border.
    40 Bodies From Jet Solemnly Returne...

    40 Bodies From Jet Solemnly Returned to Dutch Soil

    Solemn ceremony held as 40 bodies from jetliner shot down in Ukraine return to Dutch soil

    BBC

    Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims

    Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims

    The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.
    Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade

    Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade

    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza.
    Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

    Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

    The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is under way at Celtic Park in Glasgow.
    Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

    Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

    More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.
    Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed

    Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed

    The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
    Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in U...

    Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US

    Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.

    New York Times

    Met Opera Prepares to Lock Out Work...

    Met Opera Prepares to Lock Out Workers

    A letter warned members of the orchestra, chorus, stagehands and other workers to prepare for a lockout if no contract deal is reached by next week.






    Facebook?s Profit Soars Past Expect...

    Facebook?s Profit Soars Past Expectations, Fueled by Mobile Ads

    Mobile devices accounted for nearly two-thirds of the social networking company?s revenue, which rose 61 percent over the same quarter last year.






    Man?s Dying Words in Police Custody...

    Man?s Dying Words in Police Custody Become Rallying Cry Before His Funeral

    Mourners of Eric Garner, who died on Staten Island after an officer apparently put him in a chokehold, said there were systemic problems in the relationship between residents and the police.






    Trial Begins for Michigan Man Who S...

    Trial Begins for Michigan Man Who Shot Teenager on Porch

    The trial of Theodore P. Wafer, who is facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Renisha McBride, began in Detroit.






    Pressure Grows on E.U. Regulator to...

    Pressure Grows on E.U. Regulator to Rethink Google Settlement

    An antitrust inquiry into Google?s search engine and advertising business could last for many years to come.

    WallStreet Journal

    U.S. Seeks New Rules for Rail-Shipp...

    U.S. Seeks New Rules for Rail-Shipped Fuel

    The U.S. government wants to phase out thousands of railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol within two years, as part of proposed rules to upgrade safety for trains carrying flammable fuels.
    SEC Approves Money-Fund Rules

    SEC Approves Money-Fund Rules

    The asset-management industry largely said it could live with the new regulations, which the SEC backed in a 3-2 vote.
    S&P 500 Closes at Record

    S&P 500 Closes at Record

    Strong corporate earnings reports, especially in the technology sector, propelled the S&P 500 index to a record close. The Dow fell.
    Banks Seek Simultaneous Settlements...

    Banks Seek Simultaneous Settlements in Forex Probe

    A number of major banks are looking to simultaneously settle probes into allegations of foreign-exchange rate-rigging with the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority.
    Malone: Fox Unlikely to Face Compet...

    Malone: Fox Unlikely to Face Competition in Time Warner Bid

    Cable magnate John Malone says 21st Century Fox has long been eyeing a takeover bid for Time Warner and isn't likely to face competing bidders.
    Former Jefferies Trader Litvak Sent...

    Former Jefferies Trader Litvak Sentenced to Two Years

    Former Jefferies trader Jesse Litvak was sentenced to two years in prison and a $1.75 million fine for violating federal securities laws after being convicted of bond-trading fraud.

    VOANews

    Zimbabwe Surveys Show President Mug...

    Zimbabwe Surveys Show President Mugabe's Party Gaining Ground

    HARARE, Zimbabwe ? In Zimbabwe, two new surveys show the popularity of President Robert Mugabe?s party is surging while that of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change [MDC] is going down. Analysts say supporters of Tsvangirai have not been happy with his efforts in a fragile power-sharing government he formed three years ago with Mugabe?s ZANU-PF party. Two surveys released by Freedom House and Afrobarometer on Friday said Mugabe?s ZANU-PF would win polls ...
    Ivory Coast Violence Stokes Politic...

    Ivory Coast Violence Stokes Political Tensions

    DAKAR ? Political tensions that brought Ivory Coast to all-out civil war in 2011 are flaring up.† Ivory Coast's military prosecutor Ange B. Kessi Kouame has charged 73 people ? 19 of them soldiers ? in connection with deadly raids against seven military and police installations in the past month. The attacks, carried out by unidentified gunmen, took place around the commercial capital, Abidjan, and in the country's already volatile western regions.† The government blames the ...
    Rice Payment Scheme Threatens Thail...

    Rice Payment Scheme Threatens Thailand's Status as World's Top Exporter

    Thailand is risking its status as the world's biggest rice exporter because of a controversial government purchasing policy to boost farmers' incomes.† Rice industry insiders say the costly program is inefficient and money would be better spent on long-term investment. Thailand's rice stocks are full but the rice keeps coming.† The government's rice-buying policy guarantees farmers better than market prices for all the rice they can sell, but it is costing the ...
    Turkey Lobbies Museums Around World...

    Turkey Lobbies Museums Around World to Return Artifacts

    ISTANBUL ? Turkey is following an increasingly aggressive policy of getting top museums around the world to return its heritage. Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertugrul Gunay says that in the last decade, more than 4,000 artifacts had been brought back to Turkey from world museums and collections. Turkey's minister of culture recently opened a new archeological museum in the western city of Izmir. Ertugrul Gunay is the architect of a museum revolution in the country aiming to harness ...
    Aid Agencies Scrambling to Relocate...

    Aid Agencies Scrambling to Relocate Refugees from Syrian Schools

    Aid agencies in Syria and neighboring countries are scrambling to relocate refugees sheltered in education facilities before school resumes in mid-September.† The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says many children will not be able to return to schools occupied by people made homeless by the Syrian conflict.† Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva. The UNHCR reports the outflow of refugees from Syria continues unabated.† It says the total number of ...
    Kenya Tensions Ease Following Riots...

    Kenya Tensions Ease Following Riots Over Cleric Assassination

    NAIROBI ? Security has been restored in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after heavy rioting early this week. On Monday, the assassination of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohamed triggered the protests, but analysts believe the perceived marginalization of coastal communities underlie the unrest. The streets of Mombasa, patrolled by security forces, were calm on Friday after widespread rioting earlier in the week. † On Monday, the assassination of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohamed triggered two ...

    Wired News

    A New Nike Baseball Glove That Come...

    A New Nike Baseball Glove That Comes Broken In

    Back in the day, breaking in your baseball glove was a summer rite of passage. Nike is looking to make that process obsolete.






    Have a Drone? Check This Map Before...

    Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It

    The popularity of drones is climbing quickly among companies, governments and citizens alike. But the rules surrounding where, when and why you can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle aren’t very clear. The FAA has tried to assert control and insist on licensing for all drone operators, while drone pilots and some legal experts claim drones […]






    What Microsoft?s CEO Means When He ...

    What Microsoft?s CEO Means When He Says He Wants to Unify Windows

    Microsoft is trying to fix the chicken-and-egg problem it has on mobile.






    This Record-Breaking Electric Plane...

    This Record-Breaking Electric Plane Stomps a Gas-Powered Cessna

    Chip Yates built an electric plane that can keep up with its gas-powered counterparts.






    LittleBits, a Favorite Tool of Hard...

    LittleBits, a Favorite Tool of Hardware Hackers, Is Now Cloud-Enabled

    Today, Little Bits has announced a bit leap forward that will make hardware hackers drool.






    Massive Landslide inside the Askja ...

    Massive Landslide inside the Askja Caldera

    Most volcanoes are inherently unstable features. They are constructed of loose piles of volcanic debris (tephra) and lava flows on relatively steep slopes. This means that they can be prone to landslides. This is especially so inside calderas, a depression formed by the collapse of the land surface. The inner slopes are usually steep and […]

    Sports ESPN

    Sources: Bulls join Cavs in Love tr...

    Sources: Bulls join Cavs in Love trade push

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.
    Sources: Charles, Chiefs agree on e...

    Sources: Charles, Chiefs agree on extension

    Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs agrees to a two-year contract extension.
    Broncos' Bowlen has Alzheimer's, st...

    Broncos' Bowlen has Alzheimer's, steps down

    Longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has given up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.
    Davis ends holdout, reports to 49er...

    Davis ends holdout, reports to 49ers camp

    It appears Vernon Davis' holdout from the San Francisco 49ers is over before it really got started.
    Report: Pouncey could miss half the...

    Report: Pouncey could miss half the season

    The Miami Dolphins could be without Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey longer than anticipated.
    Stoops bashes Saban's 'consolation'...

    Stoops bashes Saban's 'consolation' remark

    Bob Stoops responded to Alabama coach Nick Saban's comments about the Sugar Bowl being a "consolation game" as quickly and decisively as the Sooners' did in last season's 45-31 upset of the Tide.

    Yahoo Movies

    Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

    Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...


    'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

    'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

    Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...


    France bows to stage director Patri...

    France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

    French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...


    Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

    Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

    Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...


    Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

    Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

    By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
    Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

    Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

    By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

    Editorial New York Times

    Room for Debate: Self-Defense or At...

    Room for Debate: Self-Defense or Atrocities in Gaza?

    Are Israel's actions a necessary and appropriate response to an enemy that won't be peaceful or are they immoral and out of proportion to any threat?






    Taking Note: If Judges Campaign Lik...

    Taking Note: If Judges Campaign Like Ordinary Politicians, Can We Have Impartial Courts?

    Distorting attack ads portray three members of Tennessee?s Supreme Court as supporters of ?the Obama agenda.?
    Op-Talk: Do Personhood Laws Protect...

    Op-Talk: Do Personhood Laws Protect Or Harm?

    A debate is unfolding over a new Tennessee law that allows pregnant women who take opiates to be charged with assault.






    Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Milking ...

    Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Milking the Money Machine

    No matter how inured to it we have become, the billions of dollars pouring into campaigns are still changing the political landscape.






    Taking Note: President Obama?s Fund...

    Taking Note: President Obama?s Fundraising Scandal

    He?s become an avid member of the money-at-all-costs club.






    Editorial: A Challenge From the BRI...

    Editorial: A Challenge From the BRICS

    A group of big nations with big, if diverse, interests opens a new bank.






    Editorial MSNBC

    Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

    Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

    NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.


    Clicked: One day at a time

    Clicked: One day at a time

    This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.


    Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

    Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

    Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.


    Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

    Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

    ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

    ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

    From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.


    First Read: The day in politics

    First Read: The day in politics

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    Giant ketchup bottle up for sale in...

    Giant ketchup bottle up for sale in southern Illinois

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Want a giant historic order of fries with that?
    NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cu...

    NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies to hometown

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy in the small town where he has a home, sent sweet apologies to the community in the form of 800 cupcakes.






    Mysterious white flags replace U.S....

    Mysterious white flags replace U.S. stars and stripes on Brooklyn Bridge

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers awoke to find two white flags hung in place of the American flags that traditionally flutter atop the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, baffling city officials, police and onlookers.






    Donut capers stymie police in Orego...

    Donut capers stymie police in Oregon

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Police in a Portland suburb have a sticky situation on their hands: for more than a month, mysterious vandals have been smearing pastries on cars, depositing donuts in lawns and leaving cakes strewn about the streets.
    Thieves steal air conditioners from...

    Thieves steal air conditioners from rural Tennessee churches

    NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Thieves have been stealing central air conditioning units from rural Tennessee churches during a scorching summer heat wave, and they'll face hell fire for eternity if they're not caught here on earth, a church official said on Tuesday.






    Father posts photo of sexually abus...

    Father posts photo of sexually abused son online in donation plea

    (Reuters) - A Florida father who severely beat an 18-year-old man he said he caught sexually assaulting his son posted the child's photo on a fundraising website to solicit donations for the boy's recovery, police said on Tuesday.






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