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Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client "silly." Full Story

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USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. Full Story

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Kid finds mom's pregnancy 'exasperating' (Video)

Fri Aug 29, 2014

"What were you thinking?" That's what an articulate little boy asked his mother when she revealed her pregnancy. Full Story

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Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents. Full Story

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Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. Full Story

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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

Fri Aug 29, 2014

State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. Full Story

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Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

Sat Aug 30, 2014

When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2. Full Story

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In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date. Full Story

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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Fri Aug 29, 2014

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Full Story

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Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night. Full Story

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Knee Defender inventor defends after airline kerfuffle

Thu Aug 28, 2014

A $22 device caused quite the kerfuffle on a United Airlines flight earlier this week and its inventor is defending it. Full Story

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Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

Fri Aug 29, 2014

A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them. Full Story

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Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

Thu Aug 28, 2014

A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child. Full Story

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Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed

Fri Aug 29, 2014

An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn't explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began. Full Story

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Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

Fri Aug 29, 2014

An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says. Full Story

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. Full Story

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Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

Fri Aug 29, 2014

High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents. Full Story

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Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. Full Story