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    Tony Stewart to return to NASCAR racing this weekend

    ATLANTA — Tony Stewart, who hasn’t raced since he struck and killed a fellow driver with his car during a dirt track race earlier this month, will return to NASCAR racing at Atlanta, his team announced on its Twitter feed. Stewart missed three races after he hit Kevin Ward Jr., who was walking on the track during an Empire Super Sprints series race August 9 in New York. Ward Jr., 20, died from injuries suffered in the incident, which occurred […]

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    Girl miraculously survives after being attacked, buried alive in India

    NEW DELHI, India — Police are looking for a couple suspected of attacking and then burying alive a six-year-old girl in an Indian village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. On Monday morning, the girl’s neighbors, a married couple, told the child that her mother had asked them to take her to a fair in another village, according to her uncle, Alok Awasthi. As they headed away from their home village of Sidhauli, they reached a sugar cane field, her uncle […]

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    Body found in Israeli forest believed to be missing American hiker

    A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday. Forensics investigators were working to determine the cause of death, Rosenfeld said. Sofer, 23, was reported missing Friday by a friend who was hiking with him. The young man was a Yeshiva student, studying in Israel. On Monday, Sofer’s father, Moshe Zvi Sofer, joined police and hundreds of volunteers searching the forest outside Jerusalem where his son disappeared. Moshe […]

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    Joan Rivers rushed to NYC hospital in ‘critical condition’

    NEW YORK — Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing a source confirmed to CNN. TMZ reported that the comedienne was undergoing a procedure on her vocal cords in a clinic when the incident occurred. Rivers, 81, was then rushed to a New York hospital. In 2013, Rivers allowed cameras to record a health scare for her and her daughter’s reality show, “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” Rivers said on the show that […]

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    Pit bull saves boy from bees

    OREGON CITY, Ore. — An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero. Tuesday evening, a group of kids were playing near a creek down a steep embankment behind their apartment complex when one of the kids stepped on a rotten log, unleashing a swarm of bees. The kids tried making their way back up the hill toward home for help, but 8-year-old Jesse-Cole Shaver couldn’t. Luckily, that’s when “Hades” did her doggone best to help, grabbing Jesse-Cole […]

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    Spider webs cause car recall again

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — Apparently spiders like Japanese cars a little too much. Suzuki became the fourth Japanese automaker forced to recall cars because of problems caused by spiders spinning webs inside of the cars. In 2011 Mazda and Honda Motor were both forced to recall cars because of spider-related problems, followed by an even larger recall of 870,000 cars by Toyota Motor in 2013. Mazda had another spider-related recall of 42,000 cars earlier this year. The Suzuki recall covers […]

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    10-foot long pet snake named Squeezer goes missing and might be hungry

    SEBASTIAN, Fla. — A woman is searching for her pet snake, a 10-foot red-tailed Columbian boa named Squeezer. Betty Skel posted an ad on Craigslist and contacted WPTV. She says her pet snake has been missing since Aug. 18. The snake was last seen at the Sebastian woman’s home on Roseland Road in Sebastian. Some neighbors said that they had no idea a snake was on the loose. “There’s a lot of place it could hide around here,” says neighbor Ed […]

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    Razor blades, other dangerous objects found on playground

    ORO GRANDE, Calif. — The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has issued a warning to parents after hidden razor blades and other dangerous items were found on a playground in Oro Grande, authorities said Wednesday. The frightening discovery was made on Tuesday at Oro Grande Park by a park maintenance employee. The objects, which included double-edged razor blades, bent forks and other sharp items, had been placed into sand and equipment on the playground, according to a news release from the […]

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    ‘Sons of Guns’ show canceled after star arrested on ‘horrific’ rape charges

    “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden lost his reality show, his company and his freedom when he was arrested Wednesday on rape charges. Hayden was booked on an aggravated rape charge at Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish jail on Wednesday, pending $200,000 bail, according to jail records. The arrest comes two weeks after Hayden was released on a $150,000 bond after his arrest on charges of child molestation and a crime against nature, according to Casey Rayborn Hicks, public information […]

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    Parents of Utah mom accused of putting newborn in trash say daughter has a learning disability

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The parents of a woman accused of putting her baby in a trash can in the hopes it would die spoke about their daughter Wednesday, saying there is another side to the story and that their daughter has learning disabilities. Alicia Marie Englert, 23, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and faces attempted murder charges after she allegedly put her newborn child in a garbage can outside a home in Kearns; the child was born Sunday and had […]

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    The 13 most photogenic places in America

    Photography-wise, you really can’t go wrong in a national park or a big city. They “tend to be the best places to photograph,” says Gary Arndt, a blogger and photographer who sold his house in 2007 and has been roaming the globe ever since. The Society of American Travel Writers named him 2014 Photographer of the Year, and he has already visited 25 countries this year. This week, Arndt will surpass mile 11,000 of this summer’s North American odyssey. Arndt […]

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    Stunning video shows inflating smoker’s lung vs. healthy lung

    Smoking can kill you. We’ve known that for at least 50 years — and yet millions still smoke, and thousands more pick up the habit every year. Why? Their stories involve strong addictions, passionate defiance — and billions spent to make people act against their own best interest. How bad is it? In 1965, 42% of the population smoked. Today, 19% of Americans do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number sounds comparatively small, but that’s […]

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