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    2014 Emmys: Five Things to Watch for at the 66th Annual Awards

    Will it be a “Bad” night — or a “True” one? The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out Monday night, and what was expected to be a coronation honoring the final season of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” has emerged as something a little more competitive, thanks to HBO’s “True Detective,” the moody crime series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Though “Bad” still has a decided edge for best drama series — the handicappers at Goldderby.com, for example, are […]

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    Boy walking on beach stumbles upon ancient arrowhead

    BEACH HAVEN, N.J. — Ten-year-old Noah Cordle kicked off his summer vacation by dipping his toes into the Atlantic Ocean, only to make an ancient discovery when a sharp object hit his foot. “It felt like a crab, so I jumped backward,” said Cordle, who was vacationing with his family in Beach Haven. But it wasn’t a crab, or a mussel shell as he deduced it might be next, after seeing its black color. It was an arrowhead — one […]

  • A pristine copy of Action Comics #1 -- which introduced Superman for the first time -- sold on eBay for $3,207,852, a record. When it originally hit newsstands in 1938, the comic sold for 10 cents.

    Original Superman comic sells for record $3.2 million

    SEATTLE, Wash. — For comic book collectors, it’s the Holy Grail. A pristine copy of Action Comics #1 — which introduced Superman for the first time — sold on eBay for $3,207,852, a record. When it originally hit newsstands in 1938, the comic sold for 10 cents. Reports from websites that follow the comic industry say the publication was bought by comicconnect, an online auctioneer. “I’m proud to have owned the most valuable comic book in the world,” said Darren […]

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    Overcrowding sends students to hotel

    DENTON, Tex. — Forget the dorms, some Texas Woman’s University students are headed to the ‘Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn!’ “I’m pretty stoked about it. I’m not going to lie,” freshman CiCi Morris said. This isn’t a college frat party. Turns out, the campus dorms ran out of room. “We have record enrollment this year, so the dorms are completely full,” freshman David Freyman said. Even though freshmen and sophomores with less than 60 hours are required to stay on campus, […]

  • Video shows boy walking away after being run over by SUV

    HONG KONG — A 6-year-old boy not only survived being run over by a car, he walked away from the incident with only a few scratches. The boy was playing with his toys near his home when a red SUV drove over him. He immediately gets up and walks away. The driver told police he didn’t even notice the child. The case is under investigation. Source: CNN

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    Gun-toting teachers: School district sticks to its gun policy

    ARGYLE, Tex. — It’s safe to say that one school district is ready to start the school year with guns blazing. The Argyle Independent School District is on target to continue its new policy of allowing some teachers to pack heat on campus. The posted sign on campus shoots straight, when it comes to the relatively new rule. It reads: “Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect […]

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    Students’ science project repels sharks and stingrays

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Four students may have found a way for swimmers to stay in the water, even when sharks are lurking nearby. Their invention — Shark X — works to repel or keep predators like jaws away. “The worry of sharks or a shark attack is kind of in the back of in the back of the mind of every surfer,” said Tasman Rosenfeld, one of the Grandview Preparatory School students behind Shark X. Ninth-grader Tasman Rosenfeld, who […]

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    Michael Brown’s funeral: Hope, tears and a call for social change

    FERGUSON, Mo. — The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America. In his national eulogy, the Rev. Al Sharpton had sharp words for those who looted stores and rioted after the teenager was shot. “You don’t understand that Michael Brown does not want to be remembered for a riot. He wants to be remembered as the one […]

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    More than 200 treated since Napa earthquake

    In the heart of Northern California’s wine country, piles of stemware lay shattered on the ground. Building facades in historic downtown Napa crumbled into the streets. And residents who enjoyed decades of calm received a harsh reminder that intense quakes can strike anytime. “I was in shock to see people’s homes and offices on the floor,” Napa resident Elise Martinez said. “This is life-changing.” But even as the Bay Area tries to clean up from its strongest earthquake in 25 […]

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    ‘Thrill seeker’ arrested after scaling Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures with iPhone

    NEW YORK — In another security lapse at the Brooklyn Bridge, the New York Police Department arrested a man Sunday afternoon after he scaled the historical structure, police said. Security at the bridge was recently heightened after American flags atop the two towers of the bridge were stolen in July and replaced by white flags. The latest security breach occurred Sunday afternoon when a 24-year-old self-described thrill seeker visiting from Russia scaled the bridge and reached the top of one […]

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    Apple recalls iPhone 5 smartphones for battery woes

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — Endlessly charging your iPhone 5? You might be eligible for a free battery replacement. Apple said “a very small percentage” of iPhone 5 smartphones may “suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” Don’t get too excited just yet. After a year or two, everyone’s iPhone battery seems to carry less juice than it once did. But Apple’s repair program is limited to certain customers in the United States and China. Only iPhone […]

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    Woman fights off sex abuse suspect who broke into her home

    SALEM, Ore. — A woman managed to fight off an attacker who broke into her home and attempted to sexually assault her, according to Marion County deputies. Deputies were called to the 4000 block of State Street in Salem at 6 a.m. Saturday. A woman said she was sleeping when a man broke in. She said the man placed a rag over her mouth and began to attack her while attempting to assault her sexually. The woman fought the man […]

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