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World Cup: USA dream shattered by Belgium - CNN.com

<i>How are you celebrating the World Cup? Join the global conversation on CNN Facebook Pulse</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- No guts no glory, or so the saying goes.<p>But perhaps the vanquished United States soccer team can rest in the knowledge that if the World Cup was decided on guts, it would surely be lifting the trophy …

Compensation claims could wipe out Rolf Harris fortune

Rolf Harris faces the prospect of new criminal charges as well as the potential loss of his fortune through compensation claims after a series of new alleged victims contacted police, charities and law firms following his conviction for indecent assault.<p>Police and prosecutors are examining evidence …

Protesters block migrant buses in Calif.

MURRIETA, Calif. -- Protesters on Tuesday blocked three busloads of immigrant families being transferred to a federal facility in Riverside County.<p>More than 100 people waving American flags and holding signs that opposed "new illegals" waited in the hot sun for the three charter buses to arrive at …

Senators Call On Obama For More Transparency In The Intelligence Community

Two senators who scolded the intelligence community for failing to provide a sufficient transparency report are taking their complaints to the White House.<p>Senators Al Franken and Dean Heller asked President Barack Obama “to support stronger transparency provisions” in a letter Tuesday. The …

Lunch truck explodes in Philadelphia, injuring 13

A lunch truck exploded outside an auto body shop in north Philadelphia on Tuesday, sending 13 people to the hospital, fire officials said.<p>The truck exploded shortly before 5:30 p.m., according to James Smith, acting spokesman for the Philadelphia Fire Department.<p>The fire department transported 13 …

Arcadia firefighter found dead in forest apparently fell from cliff

An off-duty Arcadia firefighter whose body was found in Los Padres National Forest after a nearly two-week search died after apparently falling from a cliff, the Ventura County medical examiner's office said Tuesday.<p>Mike Herdman's official cause of death was listed as blunt-force injuries caused by …