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    Prosecutor to seek death penalty in Charleston church killings

    A prosecutor in South Carolina said Thursday she’ll seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine people during a prayer meeting at a historic African-American church. “This was the ultimate crime and justice from our state calls for the ultimate punishment,” Charleston County Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said at a press conference. Roof, 21, is accused of shooting participants at a June 17 Bible study class at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, known as Mother […]

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    Sleeping late? Napping all the time? What your sleep says about your health

    Do you sleep between seven to nine hours per night? According to the experts this is the amount needed, on average, to keep our minds alert and our bodies healthy — but many people aren’t getting enough. In the United States, for example, half the population sleeps less than seven hours during the week, according to the 2013 International Bedroom Poll. To make amends, many of us resort to catching up when circumstances allow — whether it’s sleeping in at […]

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    Woman fabricated story in manhunt for Illinois officer’s killer, police say

    An Illinois woman sent 100 officers scrambling overnight after saying she saw two men who fit the description of the cop killers police have been looking for. But after hours of searching, police said, they discovered she made the whole story up. “It’s very disappointing because our resources could have been used somewhere else,” Lake County Sheriff’s Detective Christopher Covelli said early Thursday morning. Law enforcement officers have been searching nonstop for three men suspected of killing Fox Lake police […]

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    UFC champ Ronda Rousey accepts date to Marine Corps Ball after video proposal goes viral

    In the octagon, there’s no match for UFC superstar Ronda Rousey. But, on the dance floor? We’ll soon find out. Days after Jarrod Haschert asked his “celebrity crush” Rousey to the annual Marine Corps Ball at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he scored big-time when the mixed martial arts fighter accepted his proposal.  “I would go, for sure,” Rousey said in a video posted on TMZ.com. The long-distance flirtation began August 22, when Haschert – speaking in full Marine uniform from […]

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    Dean Jones, star of ‘Love Bug’ and other Disney films, dies at 84

    Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included ‘The Love Bug,’ ‘The Million Dollar Duck,’ ‘That Darn Cat!’ and ‘The Shaggy D.A.,’ died Tuesday, according to his publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones was 84, and the cause of death was Parkinson’s disease, according to Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956’s ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me,’ which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year, he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie ‘Jailhouse Rock.’ He also starred […]

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    Scientific breakthrough! Scientists develop ice cream that won’t melt

    SCOTLAND — Portable and refreshing, an ice cream cone is a perfect hot-weather treat. Until it starts dripping all over your hand. Now scientists in Scotland say they’ve licked the problem. Researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting. The protein binds the air, fat and water in ice cream, creating a smooth consistency that stays frozen longer. And, scientists […]

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    Hulu offers commercial-free option for a few more bucks a month

    NEW YORK – Now, you can skip all the ads on Hulu – if you’re willing to pay a few extra bucks a month. Hulu, the streaming service owned by NBC, ABC and Fox, announced a “commercial-free option” on Wednesday. It’s the latest twist in an increasingly intense competition between Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and other streaming sites. While Netflix and Amazon’s sites don’t have any advertising, YouTube and Hulu do. Hulu has been toying with the idea of a […]

  • Cell phone video obtained by CNN appears to show sheriff's deputies in Bexar County, Texas, shooting and killing Gilbert Flores, 41, Friday, August 28, 2015.

    ‘What’s in the video is cause for concern,’ Police looking at videos that show Texas deputies shoot man

    Authorities in Texas are examining two videos recorded by bystanders that show sheriff’s deputies in Bexar County, Texas, shooting and killing a man. One four-minute video has been made public by a San Antonio television station that acquired it from the man who recorded it Friday. It is shot from a distance, and it appears that Gilbert Flores has at least one hand in the air (the other cannot be seen) when he is shot. Police have not released the […]

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    Here’s how to calculate your heart’s age

    About 69 million Americans are not as young at heart as they believe they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Using a simple calculator that measures age, blood pressure and BMI, the CDC found that more than 40% of Americans had hearts that were five or more years older than their actual ages. CDC Director Tom Frieden said that the heart risk calculator was simple way to reveal a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke. “Heart […]

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    Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka of wrestling fame charged in 1980s slaying

    James Snuka, who rose to fame in the 1980s as professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 slaying of Nancy Argentino, his then-girlfriend. Snuka, 72, was booked in Lehigh County Jail in Pennsylvania and released on $500,000 bond, according to Lehigh District Attorney James Martin. Messages left at Snuka’s New Jersey home went unreturned Tuesday evening. Lingering questions about what happened to Argentino, Snuka’s 23-year-old paramour at the time of […]

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    Overweight pup gets second chance at life

    Obese, unhealthy and mourning the loss of his owner, a pup named Vincent was surrendered to a county animal shelter in Houston two weeks ago. His prospects didn’t look good. Vincent weighed in at 38 pounds, double the healthy weight for a 7-year-old dachshund. He had high cholesterol and his back dipped from the extra weight, putting him at risk of nerve damage. Mary Tipton, the intake coordinator for K-9 Angels Rescue, and a member of the board of directors […]