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  • 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders. U.S. government scientists...

  • 6 climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Six French climbers died in a fall on France's Mont Blanc after a night of snow and wind on Western Europe's tallest mountain, officials said Wednesday. August is the height of the climbing season on Mont Blanc, where even in the warmest months storms can strike quickly....

  • 12-year-old Illinois girl sells steer for $100K

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 12-year-old Morris girl needs a bigger piggy bank. Shaelye (SHAY'-lee) Varner showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair, then sold it at auction for a whopping $100,000 — shattering last year's fair record of $62,000. AT&T, Monsanto and...

  • Sources: Justin Bieber reaches plea deal in Florida

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    MIAMI — Pop singer Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges over his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street race, two people involved in the case told The Associated Press. The two people said Tuesday that the 20-year-old star would...

  • Report: Ward's father says 'no reason' for crash

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death. Kevin Ward Jr. was sent into the wall when his car was bumped by Stewart's in a dirt-track race on...

  • An app for that? Authorities say man asked Siri for help dumping body

    By Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Police believe a 20-year-old accused of killing his roommate in Florida turned to Siri to find a place to dump the body, according to testimony at the man’s trial this week. “I need to hide my roommate,” Pedro Bravo allegedly asked his iPhone, Gainesville Police Department detective...

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel changes military hair policy after controversy

    News services
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Dreadlocks, cornrows, twisted braids and other hairstyles popular among African American women will be more accepted across the military after a forcewide review of hairstyle policies prompted several changes, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. The three-month review came after a...

  • No joke: Chicken crossing road blocks traffic

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland, Oregon, police were told there was a chicken — and it was attempting to cross the road. In fact, the citizen who called the police non-emergency line on Monday evening reported that the chicken's efforts to cross a road in a north Portland neighborhood were...

  • 'It lays in wait:' Robin Williams' lifelong fight against addiction

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    NEW YORK — Addiction seemed to stalk Robin Williams, tempting him when he was weak and taunting him when he least expected it. "It waits," he told "Good Morning America" in 2006. "It lays in wait for the time when you think, 'It's fine now, I'm OK.' Then, the next thing you know,...

  • Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The former Microsoft CEO's record $2 billion purchase of the team was confirmed by a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday, clearing the way for the avid...

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