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Florida toll collector, 77, reportedly fired for paying driver's toll

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:27

A Florida community is up in arms after a beloved toll booth worker was allegedly fired recently for paying drivers' tolls with his own mone...

       

Keeping cool in the face of extreme heat and humidity across the region

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:25

Keeping cool in the face of extreme heat and humidity across the regionWith a heat advisory and excessive heat warning in effect through Monday evening, people across the region were trying to keep cool in the extreme heat.


Jury selection in fatal North Carolina police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:21
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the trial of a white Charlotte police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man who was looking for help.

VIDEO: Former Chad President to go on trial

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:18
The war crimes trial is beginning on Monday in Senegal of the former Chadian leader, Hissene Habré.
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Demi Moore in 'shock' at pool death

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:08
Actress Demi Moore expresses "absolute shock'' at the death of a 21-year-old man in a pool at her Los Angeles home on Sunday.
Categories: BBC World News

The Appraisal: Taking Stock (for Once), Self-Styled Hoarder Makes Lucrative Deal to Close Bookstore

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:00
John Scioli is selling his three-story brownstone in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, for $5.5 million and clearing out the tens of thousands of books that make up the inventory at the Community Bookstore.









‘ZeroZeroZero,’ by Roberto Saviano

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:00
Criminal syndicates and savvy traffickers have kept the world flush with cocaine.









Bandleader Alexander dies aged 100

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:59
Van Alexander, the 1940s US bandleader who became a prolific film and TV show composer, has died two months on from his 100th birthday.
Categories: BBC World News

Ariz. gov. orders ban on sale of fetal tissue

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:54

Arizona governor bans sale of tissue from aborted fetuses.

       

French teen in 'unprecedented' remission from HIV

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:54

Girl is in remission from HIV, 12 years after stopping medication

       

Chattanooga shattered: A single gunshot, silence, and terror

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:53

Cheryl Jenkins waves an American flag next to Zachary Meadows across from the Armed Forces Career Center on Lee Highway, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez attacked two military facilities, including the career center, last week in a shooting rampage that killed a U.S. Navy sailor and four Marines. (John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A single "pop" cut through the quiet morning. Those who heard it had a moment to ponder the noise.


Arrest warrant for ex-coal magnate

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:44
An arrest warrant is issued for former Australian mining billionaire and football club owner Nathan Tinkler over his failure to appear at court.
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Timeline of key dates in US relations with Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:43

FILE - In this July 15, 2015 file photo, a worker the removes Cuban Interests Section sign in Washington, just days prior to the building being accredited as the Cuban Embassy. Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag is set to fly Monday, July 20, outside the country's diplomatic mission in the United States for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961. (AP Photo/Bill Gorman, File)Timeline of key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:


McCain: Trump should apologize to POWs

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:33

John McCain declines to mix it up with Donald Trump.

       

Godfather actor Alex Rocco dies

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:29
US actor Alex Rocco, best known for his role as casino boss Moe Greene in crime classic The Godfather, dies of cancer aged 79.
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Reports: Tenn. gunman wrote of 'becoming a martyr'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:29

In diary, Mohammod Abdulazeez ruminated on suicide, debt, drug use and how to be a devout Muslim.

       

Asian shares struggle to make gains

BBC World News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:09
Asian markets start the week largely unchanged on Monday with thin volumes, while Tokyo was closed for a public holiday.
Categories: BBC World News

The Short List: Emotional British Open; Cuban Embassy re-opens; cheaters' exposed

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:59

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Officials assessing impact of barge collision in Texas

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:58

Fire is contained after one of the barges was carrying the petroleum product naphtha.

       

Families affected by early Alzheimer's seek better treatment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:45

Giedre Cohen, 37, of Calabasas, Calif., and Carrie Richardson, 34, of Montgomery, Ala., pose for a picture during a break at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, Saturday, July 18, 2015. Saturday for the first time, researchers brought together dozens of these families with the very rarest form of Alzheimer's, young and inherited--patients, patients-to-be and their healthy loved ones _ from as far as Australia and Britain to meet face-to-face. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Alzheimer's has ravaged generations of Dean DeMoe's family — his grandmother, father, siblings — all in their 40s and 50s.