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  • Clark Gable grandson charged with crimes

    The grandson of the late actor Clark Gable was charged in Los Angeles on Tuesday with pointing a laser at a police helicopter and momentarily blinding two officers on board, prosecutors said.

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    25 Aug 11
  • Funeral home accused of losing woman’s body

    The daughters of an Alabama woman who died in 2010 sued the funeral home on Tuesday that handled her burial, saying it lost the body and couldn’t find it even after digging up several graves.

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    25 Aug 11
  • Workers are seen on the deck of China's first aircraft carrier, which finished its maiden sea trial and arrived at Dalian Port, Liaoning province August 14, 2011.

    China’s state news agency on Thursday condemned a Pentagon report on China’s growing military might, calling its account of Beijing’s weapons modernization drive an alarmist “cock-and-bull story.”

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    25 Aug 11
  • Storm clouds loom as a beachcomber walks on a beach access ramp on the west end of Sunset Beach, North Carolina August 24, 2011

    Hurricane and tropical storm watches were issued for a portion of the U.S. East Coast early Thursday as Hurricane Irene moved over the northwestern Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said in a report.

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    25 Aug 11
  • Fromer Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced his resignation.

    From San Francisco to Seoul to Sydney, fans of Apple Inc paid tribute to Steve Jobs after he resigned as CEO, calling him an icon for the entire technology industry, not just the company he co-founded.

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    25 Aug 11
  • Ferry runs aground after captain stuck in toilet

    A Finnish ferry has run aground while its captain was stuck in the bathroom.

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    24 Aug 11
  • Is Facebook “required reading?”

    British youngsters are ditching Dickens, Shakespeare and Keats for Facebook and Twitter, with one in six failing to read a single book in a month, according to a survey.

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    24 Aug 11
  • A woman walks past the U.S. Capitol dome, seen through a porthole in nearby brick-work, in Washington, August 2, 2011.

    If doubts about U.S. government credit quality and the country’s long-term growth horizon have seen its 10-year borrowing costs fall by a third, it’s a wonder anyone pays heed to ideas of “unsustainable” sovereign debts.

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    24 Aug 11