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Bystanders Broke Windows To Free Kids Trapped Inside A Hot Car In Texas

Yesterday in Texas bystanders weren't screwing around and broke a Jeep's windows to save the kids locked inside. The man who captured it all on video says he came outside because he heard children crying.<p>The mom came outside shortly after the kids were rescued and convinced everyone not to call the …

Digging Up the Seafloor Makes Coral Reefs Sick

A new study links dredging, and the plumes of sediment it creates, to higher incidence of disease in coral reefs.<p>Australia's coral reefs are in danger, due in part to the expansion of ports to accommodate the growing number of ships loaded with coal or natural gas. That's the conclusion of a new …

LAPD officer accused of using baton to hit man who was on his knees

A Los Angeles police officer allegedly caught on video as he used a baton to repeatedly strike a man who was on his knees has been charged with two felony assault counts, authorities said Wednesday afternoon.<p>Officer Jonathan Lai, a six-year<p>Los Angeles Police Departmentveteran, pleaded not guilty …

Texas Teen Who Witnessed Murder of Her Family Speaks at Memorial

The 15-year-old lone survivor of a shooting that left her parents and four siblings dead in their suburban Houston home bravely thanked the community Saturday for their support — and said she finds solace in knowing she will see her family again.<p>“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, …

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Teen allegedly beaten by Israeli police returns home to U.S.

The 15-year-old boy allegedly beaten by Israeli police early this month returned to his family in Florida late Wednesday.<p>Tariq Khdeir arrived at<p>TampaInternational Airport shortly before 11 p.m. to a cheering crowd of friends and family.<p>Tariq was arrested and beaten July 3 during a clash with …

38 confirmed dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

The Philippines' first major typhoon of the season has churned across the country, passing close to the sprawling capital Manila on Wednesday and killing at least 38 people.<p>Typhoon Rammasun made landfall near Legazpi City on the country's east coast late Tuesday. The typhoon, known locally as …

Two men arrested over deadly Moscow metro crash

Two people have been arrested in connection with a metro train derailment in Moscow which left more than 20 people dead and injured scores more, Russia's Investigative Committee said Wednesday.<p>The pair held on suspicion of violating transport safety rules are a maintenance foreman, Valery …

Obama: Jet Crash in Ukraine 'May Be a Terrible Tragedy'

President Barack Obama said Thursday that a downed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in Ukraine "looks like it may be a terrible tragedy" and that the U.S. will offer any assistance necessary to determine the crash's cause.<p>"I have directed my national security team to stay close contact with the …

Manhattan's Skyline Will Look Dramatically Different By 2020

One57 — the long-awaited, 90-story residential skyscraper that cost $1.4 billion to build — is almost finished, and Extell's Nordstrom Tower will eventually rise a vertigo-inducing 1,775 feet (including the tower's spire), making it the tallest residential building in the world.<p>There are also …

A Positive Example of the Internet Comforting a Grieving Stranger

A bereaved parent turned to Reddit for comfort. Reddit, in return, proved that online condolences can be more substantial than just "likes."<p>Yesterday a parent posted this photo (right) on Reddit with a request:<p>"My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children's hospital. Since …

Quitting Facebook For 99 Days: An Experiment In Digital Happiness

In the wake of the controversial study released by Facebook that detailed how the social network manipulated the news feeds of almost 700,000 users, one organization suggests that users try their own experiment—quit the site for 99 days.<p>Called “99 Days Of Freedom,” the project from …

Meet the New Oldest American

Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas celebrated her 116th birthday on July 4 and is the new oldest-living American, according to the Gerontology Research …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

NASA's Voyager I hit by third solar 'tsunami'

NASA's Voyager I spacecraft has been steadily journeying away from the sun to the outer reaches of the solar system since its 1977 launch. As it travels farther out and enters a different region of the solar system, it's occasionally affected by coronal mass ejections -- shock waves caused from …

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Mont Blanc climber trapped in ice for over 30 years found

Mountaineers recover the body of Patrice Hyvert, 23, an aspiring mountain guide who disappeared on the French face of Europe's tallest mountain in 1982<p>Hikers scaling Mont Blanc have stumbled upon the body of a mountaineer who disappeared 32 years ago while attempting to climb one of its main …

Violent California police chase ends with 3 dead

Tense. Chaotic. Dangerous.<p>Three bank robbery suspects led police on an hour-long chase through Northern California on Wednesday, spraying patrol cruisers with bullets and shooting at least two of the three hostages they took.<p>In the end, two of suspects were killed by police and a third was wounded. …

SKorean president apologizes for ferry response

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president apologized Tuesday for the government's inept initial response to a deadly ferry sinking as divers …

Twisters In 3 States Kill More Than A Dozen People

<b>This post was updated at 6:15 p.m. ET.</b><p>A second day of tornadoes has caused devastation in the South, killing more than a dozen people in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. Some 50 twisters were reported in the region in a 24-hour period from Monday into Tuesday, according to meteorologists.<p>Some …