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    After Driver’s Death, Tony Stewart’s Return to NASCAR Cut Short

    ATLANTA, Georgia — What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR. Stewart came back to competition Sunday for the first time since his car struck and killed another driver on August 9. The crowd at the Oral-B USA 500 erupted in cheers as Stewart was introduced. But after just 172 of 325 laps at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, his front right tire blew, and Stewart’s car […]

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Other Female Celebs Targeted in Online Nude Photo Scandal

    HOLLYWOOD, California — In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude. Purported nude photographs of Lawrence, who won an Academy Award last year for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook,” were splashed on various sites Sunday. They appeared on 4chan, Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr, among others. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton followed suit — and posted what he said were naked photos of Lawrence and […]

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    Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law as Unconstitutional

    A federal judge ruled Friday it is unconstitutional to close a number of abortion clinics in the state of Texas, effectively throwing out a key component of an anti-abortion state law that has been considered one of the most restrictive in the country. In the ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel wrote that closing the clinics would create an “impermissible obstacle to all women seeking a previability abortion.” Under the new law, a number of abortion clinics would have […]

  • [FILE] Tony Stewart drives the #14 Office Depot car during Sprint Cup Series practice at Talladega Superspeedway May 4th, 2014. (CNN)

    Tony Stewart: Racing ‘Will Help Me Get Through’ Trauma of Driver’s Death

    Tony Stewart says he took the last three weekends off to respect the family of the driver that his race car struck and killed this month, and to deal with his own emotions. Returning to NASCAR racing this weekend, he says, will help him cope. Stewart, who opted out of three races after his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt track race on August 9, spoke briefly to reporters Friday about his decision to race in Sunday’s Oral-B […]

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    Axe-Swinging Suspect Arrested by Connecticut Police

    WEST HAVEN, CONNECTICUT — Calls about an axe-wielding man in West Haven led to one arrest, according to police. Peter Phaneuf, 54, faces charges after police were called to an address on Church Street on Thursday morning. Investigators said several calls reported a man chasing a female around with an axe. Officers found Phaneuf walking toward the doorway of a residence with a wood chopping axe. They said they were able to disarm him without any resistance. Police said Phaneuf was […]

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    Airline Seat Reclining Sparks Mid-Flight Skirmish

    BOSTON, Massachusetts — Inching into another passenger’s knee space has some fliers itching for a fight. In the second serious airline legroom argument reported this week, a reportedly irate passenger caused a flight from Miami to Paris to divert to Boston on Wednesday. Paris resident Edmund Alexandre, 60, was charged in U.S. federal court Thursday with interfering with an airline flight crew. Interfering with flight crew members is a violation of federal law and carries a sentence of up to […]

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    Alarm as Syrian Refugee Count Surpasses 3 Million

    The number of people who have fled Syria and registered as refugees will surpass a record 3 million Friday, and a further 6.5 million are believed to be displaced within the war-torn nation, the U.N. refugee agency said. That means almost half of all Syrians have been forced to leave their homes amid the country’s roughly three-year civil war, and one in eight has fled across the border, the agency said. The number is the largest from a single crisis […]

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    Nato Accuses Russia of Illegally Crossing Ukraine Border

    KIEV, Ukraine — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a “serious escalation of Russian aggression” in Ukraine and said Moscow is carrying out direct military operations there. Accusing Moscow of “hollow denials,” Rasmussen said that Russian troops had illegally crossed the border into Ukraine and that this was not an isolated action but part of a campaign to “destabilize Ukraine as a sovereign nation.” Rasmussen, who spoke after a meeting of NATO ambassadors in […]

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    Fort Worth Shooter Asks ISIS Leader to Become ‘Citizen’ of Islamic State

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas — The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State’s caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. “The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate,” attorney John Galligan said. “He wrote it in the last few weeks.” Details of the letter were first reported by Fox News on Thursday. Described as a […]

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    Google Reveals Secret Drone Delivery Tests

    Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for burritos. Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, it revealed Thursday. The technology giant started running its first test flights earlier this month as part of Project Wing, a secretive, 2-year-old program exploring drone delivery. A team of Google engineers and experts on unmanned aerial vehicles, called UAVs, safely carried out more than […]

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    Is Bigger Really Better for Apple?

    After ceding the smartphone and tablet size war to competitors like Samsung for the past few years, it appears Apple has finally decided that bigger is better. The next iPad will be Apple’s biggest ever, with a whopping 12.9-inch display screen, according to a report Tuesday from Bloomberg. That would be a huge leap from the current 9.7-inch iPad Air screen. And the report comes as Apple prepares to release not one, but two, new, bigger iPhones. Multiple reports have […]

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    Doctors: School Start Times Unhealthy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you think school starts too early, you aren’t the only one. A new policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is on the side of groggy students falling asleep at their desks and their parents who are tired of nagging them to get out of bed in the morning. They say that lack of sleep in adolescents causes poor academic performance and poses a serious public health concern. Traffic accidents, depression and obesity can […]


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