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Adult toy store employees fight off armed robber by throwing dildos at him

Here's something you don't see everyday.<p>When a man came to rob adult toy store Lotions & Lacein San Bernadino, California, two female employees …

Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Chicago transportation official on Tuesday for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company.<p>Jurors returned with guilty verdicts on all 20 counts against John Bills, the former second-in-command at Chicago's …

Corruption

Top Democratic rivals offer contrasting views on presidency

DES MOINES — The two leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination on Monday offered contrasting views of what matters most in the Oval Office — with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton citing her experience, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders saying that his judgment has proven …

Middle-class

South Carolina lawmakers to debate Confederate flag on Monday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Will the Confederate flag be history in South Carolina?<p>That's up for discussion Monday as lawmakers there are set to begin debate on whether to remove the Confederate flag from Capitol grounds.<p>South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and others have called for the flag to be taken down in the wake …

South Carolina

Astronomers discover 'monster black holes'

Discovery suggests there may be millions more 'supermassive' black holes in the universe than were previously thought<p>Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers.<p>The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" …

U.S. lead deadly air strikes targeting IS militants in Raqqa

United States-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of air strikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date.<p>The Islamic State said at least 10 people were …

Middle East

Hillary Clinton Uses Rope to Keep Photographers in Check at Parade

A new idea by Hillary Clinton is going viral on the Web, and this one has nothing to do with government policies. While walking through the streets …

Hillary Clinton

More than 500 movies, TV shows and documentaries disappear from Netflix

If you wanted to wind-down the long holiday weekend with a classic film or an episode of <i>Melrose Place</i> on Netflix, think again. The streaming service …

Boeing's New Laser Gun Could Be a Game-Changer for U.S. Soldiers

Seven years ago, Boeing and Raytheon teamed up to build anAirborne Laserfor the U.S. Air Force. Image source:Wikimedia Commons.<p><b>Boeing</b> is building a laser gun for the U.S. Marine Corps.<p>No, not that ray gun you see above -- that was the U.S. Air Force Airborne Laser. And no, we're not talking about …

A Guide to Mandals

Marc Jacobs caused a stir with his Spring 2016 flip flops—but no one batted an eye at the Birkenstocks, espadrilles, Gucci slides, and colorful variations of the Teva seen on the streets during fashion week. Here, why they’re the best move for staying stylish at a summer fashion show.

Fashion Shows

Indian bribe scandal takes a dark turn as witnesses and suspects die

GWALIOR, India — Nobody knows exactly when or why the witnesses and small-time crooks caught up in one of India’s biggest-ever corruption scandals began dying under mysterious circumstances. But in the past two years, that’s what’s happened to more than two dozen people implicated in a $1 billion …

Corruption

The crazy economics of inflight Wi-Fi

It’s summer time, and that means millions of Americans will soon make their way to airports across the country. An amenity featured on more and more …

Telecoms
Rose Bowl

Why we love to fear sharks

It was a quiet evening at sea in the waning days of World War II. The USS Indianapolis had just delivered the crucial components of the atomic bomb that would level Hiroshima to a naval base on the Mariana Islands. Their part in that grim undertaking complete, they sailed on toward the …

Doug Stanton

4 Royals elected to start All-Star Game; Reds' Frazier, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.<p>Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis' Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting lineup for the July …

Kansas City

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy.<p>Results showed about 61 …

Europe