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    Death toll in Gaza tops 300, official says

    JERUSALEM — In his Gaza home, Ramez al-Madhoun listens Saturday to the thunder of Israeli tank shells battering the neighborhood — some a little less than a mile away, some closer. A few miles south of him, Gazan militants’ rockets stream into the sky — about seven in 15 minutes — toward Israel. The tanks are gunning for tunnels leading into Israel and the Gazan attack squads that use them. Al-Madhoun says he feels safer during Israeli airstrikes. “If it […]

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    ‘Treme’ actor settles racial profiling lawsuit against Macy’s, NYC

    NEW YORK – Actor Robert Brown has reached a “settlement in principle” in his racial profiling lawsuits against Macy’s and New York, according to court documents and a statement from the retailer. Brown, who appeared on the HBO series “Treme,” made headlines last summer after he claimed that he was targeted because of his race while shopping at Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square. Papers filed in federal court Wednesday said Brown reached a settlement with both Macy’s and the city of […]

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    Remains found in Mexico identified as those of missing American

    Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said. Devert, 32, vanished six months ago after sending his girlfriend an ominous text message from a troubled region in Mexico, describing how he was being escorted from “an area too dangerous for […]

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    Casey Kasem’s body is missing, daughter says

    The family battle that surrounded radio host Casey Kasem during his final days continues to rage on after his death. Although the 82-year-old passed away on June 15, his body has yet to be buried. Now, according to Danny Deraney, the publicist for Kasem’s daughter Kerri Kasem, the family doesn’t know where his body is. “We are not surprised,” Kerri Kasem told to CNN. “We expected something like this to happen.” Discord between Kasem’s wife of more than 30 years, […]

  • Timothy Hennis' attorneys filed an appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court based on the argument that jurors were unduly influenced by gruesome crime scene photos displayed by prosecutors. The high court ruled that Hennis should be granted a retrial.

    NC triple murder suspect goes from guilty to innocent and back to guilty

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Courtroom experts call it a one-of-a-kind murder mystery that some people believe has yet to be completely solved. The remarkable story of Timothy Hennis and the stabbing deaths of a mother and two small girls is full of shocking legal twists and turns. During the course of 21 years, Hennis underwent three trials for the same crimes in three courtrooms. The case puts constitutional questions about double jeopardy squarely under the spotlight. It all began in Fayetteville, […]

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    Is this any way to secure a plane crash scene?

    Bodies, backpacks, passports and other piles of debris lay splayed across a miles-long area in the remote area in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. The crash site is massive — an international observer called it “one of the biggest — or the biggest — crime scenes in the world right now.” Concern is growing that the site has not been sealed off as it should have been and that vital evidence is being tampered with. Meanwhile, […]

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    Same pilot makes emergency landing on same highway for second time in 8 days

    EAST MORICHES, N.Y. (WPIX) — A veteran pilot was forced to make his second emergency landing in eight days on the same Long Island highway. Pilot Frank Fierro took off from Spadaro Airport in East Moriches, when he experienced engine troubles again with his small Challenger plane. Fierro, who has been flying for almost 60 years, promptly landed on the right shoulder of eastbound Sunrise Highway about 12:50 p.m. No one was hurt. Highway patrol and police officers helped take […]

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    American killed in Malaysia Airlines crash has been identified

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday that one American died in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine. President Obama identified the victim as Quinn Lucas Schansman. A senior official told CNN Schansman was a dual national, living in the Netherlands and the United States. At this point, Schansman is the only person that the government can identify as a U.S. citizen. “At this stage… having been in contact with the Malaysian government, processing passports… this is our […]

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    Bank of America suffers profit drop

    NEW YORK — Bank of America is the latest big bank to report a steep decline in profits. Legal headaches continue to dog the big U.S. bank, although overall its results weren’t as bad as many had feared. Bank of America disclosed a hefty litigation charge of $4 billion during the second quarter, largely tied to mortgage-related issues. BofA already inked a $9.5 billion mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in March. As if that isn’t enough, the […]

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    Actor Jason Biggs stirs controversy over Malaysia Airlines tweet

    For most of the day, Jason Biggs wasn’t letting the Twitterverse judge whether his sarcastic quip about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash was funny. The “Orange is the New Black” actor stirred a Twitter storm after news reports confirmed that a Boeing 777 crashed in Ukraine with almost 300 people on board. Biggs joked, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?” The backlash came quickly with some saying the remark was too soon, and the event too […]

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    AIDS researchers among dead in Malaysia Airlines crash

    Messages of shock and grief have been flooding social media, sent by the friends and relatives of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which fell from the sky on Thursday over Ukraine. The international health community is also reeling from the loss of a number of their colleagues, including a revered AIDS researcher, who are believed to be amongst the passengers on the tragic flight. The victims were on their way to the International AIDS Conference that is scheduled […]

  • Father, daughter reunited after 40 years

    SAN DIEGO (KSWB) — A 40-year-old actress met her her biological father for the first time Wednesday at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field, thanks to a DNA test. Actress Carla Orlandi had searched for her biological father, Gary Erbe, for the last two decades, but it wasn’t until a DNA test matched her with a family member on the website ancestry.com. “I’ve been searching for 21 years, and because of the miracle of DNA, [my father and I] found each other. […]