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    Camp Lejeune helicopter crashes in waters near Africa

    A Camp Lejeune helicopter carrying 25 people crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, but all aboard were rescued. No one was seriously injured when a the helicopter crashed into the Arabian Sea Monday following training exercises in Djibouti, the U.S. Navy said. All 25 military members, 17 marines and eight sailors, aboard the Super Stallion chopper were safely recovered from the Gulf of Aden and taken aboard the USS Mesa Verde, according a Navy statement. The helicopter was part of […]

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    Woman charged after 2 boys die in SC boat accident

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. — Authorities have charged a woman they said was operating a boat that capsized, leading to the deaths of a 9-year-old boy and 5-month-old boy on Lake Hartwell on Sunday night. Robert McCullough, with the Department of Natural Resources, said the tritoon boat was headed back to its dock near Hudgens Lake Road in the Townville area about 9 p.m. when the boat capsized, not too far away. As the boys were thrown into the water, the 9-year-old […]

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    Train your brain to crave healthy food

    It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants — craves, even — healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet. We know, that wasn’t the quick fix to afternoon ice cream binges you were hoping for. But this research could lead to a more sci-fi solution to the obesity epidemic. In a pilot study published Monday in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, scientists say that changing your eating behavior can actually change how your brain reacts […]

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    Americans detained in North Korea ask for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN. Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were presented to CNN’s Will Ripley at a Pyongyang hotel Monday. Each was given five minutes for an interview. All three men said they hope the U.S. government will send an envoy to North Korea to help get them out of their situations, similar to how former […]

  • Woman impaled after texting while driving

    ELIZABETH, Colo. — A Colorado woman says she was looking down to check a text message before sending it when she was involved in a horrific accident, KUSA reports. Christina Jahnz hit a guardrail pole that went through her truck, piercing her thigh and buttocks. Firefighters had to saw off the front and back ends of the pole in order to get Jahnz out of the vehicle. Jahnz told KUSA, “I was running late for a business meeting, so I […]

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    Dying child’s hope to do ‘something big’ comes true thanks to his father

    My son Cole died two and a half years ago from neuroblastoma, a common childhood cancer, after suffering through multiple surgeries, chemotherapy injections and painful radiation therapy. These treatments (while standard for this type of cancer) were so barbaric and horrifying I would not wish them on my worst enemy. Nor would I wish him or her to have to live with the image of their child experiencing their gruesome side effects. Cole was just 5 years old. He left […]

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    What they never tell you about losing a lot of weight

      At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: “Oh, you took the easy way out.” Let me tell you, having weight loss surgery is far from easy. It involves a total commitment to a lifestyle change. Before my surgery nearly three years ago, I met with my surgeon, nutritionists, exercise coaches and a psychologist. I went to classes and learned about meals, exercise and how […]

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    Man in custody after toddler thrown from parked car

    CHICAGO — A toddler is in the hospital Monday morning after being thrown from a parked vehicle and then struck as the car drove away. It happened at about 2:30 a.m. near 75th and Cottage Grove on Chicago’s South Side. Police say there was a violent argument between a man and a woman inside a parked car with two children inside the vehicle. When the woman’s 7-year-old son got in the middle of the argument the man allegedly struck the […]

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    Elvis Presley’s last two jets are for sale

    Elvis Presley’s last two jets, the “Lisa Marie” and “Hound Dog II,” are for sale. The four-engine “Lisa Marie” features a queen-size bed, gold bathroom fixtures, a videotape system with four TVs and a stereo system with 52 speakers, according to an ad posted on an aviation sales website this week. The tail section on the 1960 Convair 880 features Presley’s trademark “TCB” — for “Taking Care of Business” — and a color scheme personally chosen by Elvis, the Controller.com […]

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    Parents arrested after pulling son with brain cancer out of hospital

    The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been ordered to appear Monday in a court in Spain, where they were arrested, police said. Brett and Naghmeh King took their 5-year-old son, Ashya, who has brain cancer, to France and then Spain late last week, authorities said. Hotel staff members in Malaga, Spain, recognized Ashya and his family from media coverage and contacted police. Authorities did not confirm […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Hackers leak ‘nude photos’ of Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice online

    A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence slammed the appearance of nude photographs of the Oscar-winning actress online Sunday as a “flagrant violation of privacy.” “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” the publicist said in a written statement. Posts on 4chan, Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr claim to include nude photographs of Lawrence, who won an Academy Award last year for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Twitter posts on verified accounts […]

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    After driver’s death, Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR cut short

    What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR. Stewart came back to competition Sunday for the first time since his car struck and killed another driver on August 9. The crowd at the Oral-B USA 500 erupted in cheers as Stewart was introduced. But after just 172 of 325 laps at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, his front right tire blew, and Stewart’s car smacked the wall […]

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