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Israeli arrest of U.S. teen raises concerns

The family of 16-year old Mohammed Abu Khder, who was kidnapped from east Jerusalem on July 2 and burned to death, stand outside the District Court in Jerusalem, on August 6, 2014The U.S. State Department says Israel appears to be targeting kin of murdered Palestinian teen.


08/21/2014 04:35:47pm
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Ebola: Senegal closes border with Guinea

A man holds a placard reading "Ebola, go away" as members of the artist group "'Be Kok Spirit'' march to raise awareness on the Ebola virus, on August 19, 2014 in AbidjianTens of thousands barricaded in Liberia, airlines suspend flights in effort to stop virus' spread.


08/21/2014 06:09:01pm
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Teen says she was suspended for saying 'bless you'

Tennessee teen suspended for saying "bless you" in public schoolA high school senior in Tennessee says she was given an in-school suspension for saying "bless you" to classmate who had sneezed.


08/21/2014 11:38:52am
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Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

A Campbellsville Fire Department truck with the ladder extended remained at the scene where two firefighters were injured during an ice bucket challenge during a fundraiser for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Campbellsville, Ky. Officials say the ladder got too close to a power line and electricity traveled to the ladder, electrocuting the firefighters. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)Four firefighters were injured — two seriously — when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.


08/21/2014 07:21:24pm
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ISIL activist among dozens of jihadi fighters killed in Beirut

Free Syrian Army fighters react while launching a rocket towards Hama military airport that is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad, in the Hama countrysideClashes between Syria, Islamic State surround a sprawling northern airbase: officials.


08/21/2014 04:02:05pm
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Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

Williams speaks at a panel for the television series "The Crazy Ones" during the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly HillsComedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday. Williams, 63, was found hanged in his Tiburon, California, home last week. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star had been suffering from severe depression, anxiety and early Parkinson's disease before his death. Williams' cremated remains were released on Aug. 12, the day after his death, according to the document.


08/21/2014 04:59:57pm
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Judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

Kimmy Denny and her partner, Barb Lawrence, drove three hours for the to be at the court hearing on gay marriage in Miami, Wednesday, July 2, 2014.The couple is engaged and plans to wait until it legal in their Palm Harbor, Fla. home, to marry. Attorneys for gay couples and the state of Florida are squaring off at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Like others filed across the country, the lawsuit contends the gay marriage ban added by voters to the state constitution is discriminatory and violates equal protection guarantees. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.


08/21/2014 05:31:31pm
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Missouri governor orders Guard to leave Ferguson

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer on Aug. 9, in Ferguson, Mo. The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, N.C. Brown's shooting has prompted multiple investigations and triggered days of rioting reflecting long-simmering racial tensions in a town of mostly black residents and a majority white police force. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)Unrest has erupted in the Missouri suburb since a black teen's fatal shooting earlier this month.


08/21/2014 06:15:41pm
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Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq disappearance

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Wassef Ali HassounCAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina (AP) — A U.S. defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.


08/21/2014 06:51:09pm
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U.S. diplomats barred from viral ice bucket challenge

In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. The phenomenal success of the fundraising craze is making charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors, specifically through social media. (AP Photo/Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center)The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.


08/21/2014 01:18:02pm
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Fishing and Boating are Great Activities for the Entire Family


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - "Protecting Memories" reminds us that fishing and boating are great activities for your family to make memories on the water. Participating in these fun outdoor activities actually contributes to the protection and conserv

For Dwight Clark, the Catch Is Chiropractic Care


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Dwight Clark, former wide receiver of the San Fransisco 49ers, has a special place in his heart for chiropractic care. Most famous for "The Catch" in the 1982 NFC championship game, Clark found that chiropractic care, and seeing a chiropractor

Carrageenan: Sustainability From Farm to Table


(NewsUSA) - Over 200,000 tons of dried, farmed, tropical seaweed are produced every year. The majority of the world's red seaweed is farmed by nearly 60,000 family farmers in Africa, the Philippines and Indonesia. These families apply sustainable farming

Your Online Reputation: Handle With Care


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Maintaining a positive reputation online is indispensable in today's digital age. It's time to take a long, honest look at how you manage your online reputation. Consider these statistics: According to 2011 Cone Online Influence Trend Trac

Don't Get Blindsided by the Sticker Shock of College


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - When it comes to paying for college education, careful planning and budgeting are musts. Just take a look at this -- as of 2012, college tuition has increased 1,120 percent -- far outpacing the price of consumer goods, medical expenses and fo