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1 hr ago | In-depth Africa

146 cops killed in 3 years

A total of 146 police officers have been murdered while off-duty over the past three years, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on Friday.


6 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Prison, Miamisburg, OH, Opinion

10 hrs ago | Bournemouth Echo

A new star of the air show

TOM Lackey is 94 and has already done quite a few things most of us would never dream of attempting.


Related Topix: Opinion

14 hrs ago | Burnt Orange Nation

A Day of Remembrance

"The photo, which was taken from the victim's point of view, was of the Tower, as seen through a window with two gaping bullet holes in it.


Related Topix: Sports, Texas A&M University-Commerce NCAA, NCAA Sports

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Fatal dog attack: Animal owners face murder charges in West Michigan native's death

Prosecutors in Lapeer County have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple who police say owned Cane Corso dogs that attacked and killed a West Michigan native, the Flint Journal reported .


Related Topix: Michigan, Lapeer County, MI, Metamora, MI

Why do singers hate karaoke rotations

Every karaoke host has his or her own method of setting up and maintaining their list of singers during shows .


Over 50 wonderful ways to do nature study in your homeschool

Nature study is such an important part of every homeschool education and it can also be one of the most enjoyable.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Las Vegas Sun

Metro Police ID officers in shooting of suspect in fatal home attack

Metro Police have identified two officers in Tuesday's fatal shooting of a suspect in a carjacking and attacks at two Las Vegas houses where a homeowner was killed and two women were critically injured.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Las Vegas, NV

Ottawa County prosecutor will take up case against former Kent County prosecutor on sex crime charges

The 61-year-old former Kent County prosecutor charged with assault and criminal sexual conduct has decided not to represent himself as he faces as much as 10 years in prison.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kent County, MI, Ottawa County, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

Bournemouth Echo

Saluting our 999 heroes

They work unsocial hours under immense pressure. Like most public sector workers, they have seen their pay cut in real terms for quite a few years in a row.


Related Topix: Opinion


HTC's latest J Butterfly is a supercharged One M8 in a waterproof body

Japanese carrier KDDI has just announced a new HTC J Butterfly , a handset which resembles the HTC One in specs but with features aimed at its home market.


Related Topix: Gadgets

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Gunman Opens Fire On Mobile Home in North Carolina, Killing Two

A North Carolina man is dead following a shootout with authorities after opening fire on a mobile home, killing two people.


Related Topix: Cumberland County, NC

Murder, rape charges and no bail for Philly carjackers accused of killing 3 kids

Police were searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Family, Kids, Philadelphia, PA

Driver charged with vehicular homicide in death of Cleveland Heights rabbi

Semi driver Cesar A. Ubaldo of Hoboken, N.J., is charged in Cleveland Heights Municipal Court in the May 29 collision that killed Rabbi Yehuda Cohen.


Related Topix: Cleveland Heights, OH

Dog trapped under floor of home rescued: Dog jumps into rescuers arms

As rescuers dig to reach Allie the dog, Allie was digging her way towards her rescuers.


Related Topix: Clearwater, FL, Pinellas County, FL, Social Software

The hidden danger of buying exclusively from local suppliers?

It has become very noble for individuals and companies to buy from businesses located in their own state.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Business News

Barclays profits hit by investment bank problems

Barclays investment banking profits almost halved in the first half compared to the same period last year, as trading revenues slumped.



Ferrari 458 replica looks like the real deal

A replica of the Ferrari 458 has been recently spotted out while looking for a new owner, who will have to pay 50,000 GBP before getting his hands on his new ride.


Related Topix: Coupe, Ferrari, Ferrari 458 Italia, Convertible

DNA India

Consuming five daily portions of fruits, veggies lowers death risk

A new study has revealed that having five daily portions of fruits and vegetables lower the risk of death, however having more than five has no effect at all.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Top 5 classic children's birthday party games

It takes a lot of planning to make a children's birthday party successful; one of the favorite things for kids to do at a birthday party is to play the kids party games.