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Heartwarming Family Portrait with a Jack-Russell Terrier Posing as the Couple's Newborn Baby

No baby? No problem. The dog will do. At least for a photoshoot, that is. This is what professional family and pet portrait photographer Jamie Clauss …

Women Are Begging to Spend the Night in the "Fifty Shades" Apartment

"I don't think they realize that this is a condominium building that residents live in and there is no red room."<p>The Red Room of Pain is not real. It's fictional. Completely made up by author E.L. James. But that hasn't stopped women from wanting to stay in the apartment that <i>inspired</i> Christian …

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Fears In Ferguson As Midnight Curfew Approaches

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Community leaders expressed both worry and optimism on Saturday about the midnight curfew imposed by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to stop the looting that has marred protests over the death of an unarmed teen in this St. Louis suburb.<p>In the early hours of Saturday morning, several stores had …

Seven arrested, 1 shot as police use tear gas on protesters defying Ferguson curfew

Police fired smoke and tear gas canisters early Sunday in an effort to disperse several dozen protesters who defied a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer last week.<p>The Missouri Highway Patrol said that seven people were arrested and one man …

Curfew Begins in Ferguson, Police Move in on Michael Brown Protesters

After a midnight curfew began in a St. Louis suburb roiled by protests following the death of an unarmed teen killed by police, police moved in to disperse a group of protesters who defied the order.<p>Police in gas masks were seen firing smoke or gas canisters at a crowd that defied the midnight …

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Ferguson curfew arrives, most protesters disperse

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — One person was shot and seven people were arrested early Sunday morning as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen walking down the street had been shot by a white police officer.<p>Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson …

Ferguson Protests: One Person Shot, Seven Arrested in Overnight Clashes

One person was critically injured and seven were arrested as violence broke out after a midnight curfew was imposed on the St. Louis suburb rocked by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen. Clashes erupted shortly after the curfew went into effect, with tear gas and the sound of …

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Missouri police fire teargas at Ferguson protesters defying curfew

About 200 demonstrators ignore calls to return home after Missouri governor declares state of emergency<p>Police in riot gear fired teargas at protesters who defied a Saturday night curfew imposed in the Missouri city of Ferguson, where an unarmed 18-year-old being shot dead by a police officer has …

Ferguson Protesters Guard Stores From Looters

Chaos broke out in the streets of Ferguson on Friday night, the same day that police announced the name of the officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown and released footage appearing to show Brown stealing cigarettes from a convenience store. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson later said …

Tanker jumper's body found off Delaware coast

The Coast Guard has located the body of a man who reportedly jumped overboard following a stabbing incident at sea that left another man dead and a third person injured.<p>The violence occurred aboard a tanker off the coast of Bethany Beach late Thursday.<p>Federal officials are trying to piece together …

Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles …

Death rates for four most common cancers in Britain fell 30% in 20 years

Cancer Research UK: improved detection and treatment raised survival rates for breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers<p>Death rates for four cancers which account for half of all cancer deaths in the UK have fallen by almost a third since the early 1990s, new figures show.<p>Over the past two decades …

Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.<p>Nixon, who had …

13 more people rescued but 2 foreign tourists still missing after boat sinks in Indonesia

Rescuers have safely recovered 13 more people from a tourist boat that sank in central Indonesia, but are searching for a Dutch man and an Italian woman still missing.<p>The boat sank Saturday evening on its way from Lombok island to Komodo island carrying 20 foreign tourists, four Indonesian crewmen …

Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise

More parents — especially upper-income ones — are reporting that their children have a physical, developmental or mental health disability, a study finds.<p>The number of non-institutionalized children age 17 and younger with disabilities rose 16% between 2001 and 2011, with nearly 6 million children …

Malaysia searches for Pakistani suspect over alleged MH370 theft

Malaysian police are still searching for a Pakistani national over the alleged theft of money from bank accounts belonging to four people aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to Malaysian investigators.<p>"We are still trying to locate this Ali Farran, who last worked as a car …