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  • Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Garner's last...

  • Soldier mauled by bear was wearing protective gear

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Army National Guard soldier was wearing a combat helmet and other protective gear when he was attacked by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said Monday. Sgt. Lucas Wendeborn of Valdez is being treated...

  • Tree honoring former Beatle killed by beetles

    LA Times
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because...

  • Tony Dungy's comments on openly gay NFL player draw ire

    LA Times
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Esteemed NFL coach turned NBC analyst Tony Dungy is taking fire for saying he would not have drafted Michael Sam, the league’s first openly gay player. In an interview with the Tampa Tribune published Sunday, the former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Super Bowl...

  • Manning is close, but rookie has highest-selling NFL jersey

    Associated Press
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    You may love Johnny Manziel or cringe every time someone brings up his name, but the Browns rookie quarterback is predictably selling a lot of jerseys. Manziel's No. 2 Browns jersey is the top seller in the NFL for the first quarter of the league's fiscal year, ESPN.com reported....

  • Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their...

  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally. Perry, a...

  • Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. — Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items. WSIL-TV (http://bit.ly/1yLsEW6 ) reports that police arrested...

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's kids won't get fortune

    Yahoo.com
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Philip Seymour Hoffman did everything in his power to make sure his children were "normal." When the Capote actor died of a heroin overdose in February, he left the bulk of his estate to his partner, Mimi O'Donnell, and added the unusual request that their offspring be raised outside...

  • McDonald's meat supplier changed expiration dates

    www.newser.com
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    A Shanghai reporter spent two months in the city’s Husi Food Company plant, which supplies meat to McDonald’s and Yum Brands (which owns Pizza Hut and KFC) in China, and found some pretty disgusting practices including falsifying expiration dates and picking food up off the floor...

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