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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:41:34 -0400

Paula Reto takes LPGA Tour lead in Alabama

Paula Reto is all smiles at a news confernece after finishing with two-day score of13 under par after the second round of the LPGA Classic golf tourament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Ala., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/ Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh) NO SALESPRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Herald Sun | Breaking News
last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:25:30 GMT

Man seriously injured in western Tas fight
TWO men have been charged after a man suffered serious injuries during a fight in western Tasmania.

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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:25:45 -0400

Russian jets intercepted by U.S., Canada

Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials said8 fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" near Alaska: officials.


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Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son

Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.


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Utah doctor gets up to life for wife's murder

Martin MacNeill enters the courtroom before his sentencing, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, a Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession, has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.


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'Canoe Pool,' other revelations from declassified CIA papers

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters BuildingWhat do we know after the CIA declassified more than 200 articles this week?


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Russia: info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster

30 MILLION DOLLAR REWARD TO SOLVE MH17 MYSTERYRussia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.


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Vienna's Jewish Museum returns painting seized by Nazis to heirs
A Jewish museum in Vienna returned a painting that was seized by the Nazis in 1938 to the artist's grandnieces on Friday, part of a wider move in Austria to deal with art illegally acquired after Germany annexed the country in 1938. The 1922 work "The coffee hour. Fanny, the sister of the artist" by Jewish artist Jehudo Epstein, was handed to the granddaughter of the woman in the painting, Anne Starkey, who traveled from Britain to receive the piece, the museum said.

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White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Vice President Joseph Biden (L) as he launches the "It's On Us" campaign to help prevent sexual assault on school campuses while in WashingtonBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. In its latest effort to help college campuses confront the issue, the White House is relying on a combination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, social media and star power to spread its message aimed at preventing and coping with such assaults. ...


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Part of White House evacuated; Obama not present: witnesses
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House staff and reporters were evacuated on Friday by the Secret Service because an intruder was spotted running on the grounds of the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for Camp David, witnesses said. (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform

NFL Commissioner Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy in New YorkBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Rules governing personal conduct for players and other employees will change, he said, and experts from outside the league will help it shape that new policy. ...


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Car seized, apartment searched in hunt for Virginia student

Virginia police seized a car and searched an apartment today in their hunt for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in what police said was a major break in the case.


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Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Military authorization to arm, train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been signed into law.


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Army opens Ranger school to women

Female Veterans Lay Wreath At World War II Memorial In WashingtonThe Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.


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225 victims of MH17 identified

Members of a group of international experts inspect the territory at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of HraboveForensic experts have identified a total of 225 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with 14 new names released to families, Dutch authorities said on Friday.


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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Goodell: NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by Super Bowl.


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Ex-Gov. Rowland convicted in finance scheme

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)A jury convicted former Conn. Gov. John Rowland of crimes in a campaign finance scheme.


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Suspect in Bali suitcase murder confesses

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, an Indonesian police officer escorts Tommy Schaefer, left, as he is brought to the police station for questioning in relation to the death of his girlfriend's mother, in Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort. The American man on Indonesia’s Bali island has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a luxury hotel, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, Indonesian police said Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)A U.S. man detained in Bali has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase, police confirmed on Friday. Tommy Schaefer, 21, and Heather Mack, 19, both from Chicago, were arrested on Aug. 13 after the battered body of Sheila von Weise-Mack was found in a bloody suitcase outside a luxury hotel on the resort island in Indonesia. Police said the suspects made separate confessions in which Schaefer admitted to killing Wiese-Mack, 62, and Mack, who is three months pregnant, admitted to helping him stuff her body into the suitcase. ...


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Scots' 'No' doesn't stop Catalan secession push

A fan waves a Scottish national flag alongside others waving 'Estelada' flags, that symbolize Catalonia's independence during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Barcelona and Apoel at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Parliament in Spain's Catalonia region gives leader power to call secession referendum.


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Islamic State captures 60 Syrian villages

This file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows a convoy of vehicles and fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq's Anbar Province.Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border in a lightning two-day campaign, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.


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3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, shows the Peanut Corp. of America plant in Blakely, Ga. The nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness is presenting jurors with a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and other Peanut Corporation of America workers knowingly shipped salmonella tainted nuts with faked data showing they were clean. Their defense, Salmonella tests aren't even required by law. (AP Photo/Elliott Minor)The head of a peanut company that distributed salmonella-tainted peanuts that sickened hundreds of people across the U.S. five years ago has been convicted of conspiracy and other charges.


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Unemployment rises in 24 U.S. states

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Continuing Claims Lowest Since 2007Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.


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Obama: Campus sex assault an 'affront to our basic humanity'

Capital Journal: America's Plan Against ISISWASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.


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From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant

Deso DoggAs war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there.


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Scottish nationalist leader quits

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond looks down during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/PA, Danny Lawson) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVEAlex Salmond resigned as leader of his party Friday, will quit as First Minister after losing independence referendum.


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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama pauses during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East.


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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:02:55 -0400

Russian fighters intercepted by U.S., Canada

Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials saidEight fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" near Alaska: officials.


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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:19:25 -0400

Russian fighters intercepted by U.S., Canada

Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials saidEight fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" near Alaska: officials.


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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:22:00 GMT

Me, me, me, me, me! The selfie obsession
ARE we more narcissistic than ever? Between selfies, social media and video challenges, society has become inundated with me, myself and I.

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Refs rob Cowboys for third straight year
HEARTBREAK. Utter despair. Lightning has struck North Queensland for the third year in a row, the Cowboys robbed of their premiership dreams.

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Digg Top Stories
last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:18:49 +0000

Should You Buy A New iPhone?
Should you buy one? It honestly isn’t for everyone. Let’s break it down based on just who you are.

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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:45:57 GMT

U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space.

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last updated: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:01:04 -0400

9 Struggles All People With Unique Names Understand

Say my name, say my name.

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Starbucks will never get it right.

Starbucks will never get it right.

(That's not even a name.)

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And you may never be able to find your name on fun knick knacks...

And you may never be able to find your name on fun knick knacks...

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But you'll always know when a telemarketer is calling... BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SAY YOUR NAME.

But you'll always know when a telemarketer is calling... BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SAY YOUR NAME.

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Roger Goodell Is the Committee Commissioner
Answers were hard to find during Roger Goodell's eagerly awaited press conference. But there will be a committee

You hoped for something different, but in these kind of settings, Roger Goodell has always been a master of empty words. His annual state-of-the-NFL address press conference, at the Super Bowl, is always worth skipping. Things got moved up a bit this year, thanks to the heat Goodell has faced over the NFL’s handling of recent domestic abuse cases. And the main takeaway from Goodell’s frantically awaited press conference Friday—which was only held after Goodell’s nine-day silence in the midst of the NFL’s worst PR worst crisis in years became utterly indefensible—was that a committee would figure things out.

Ah yes, the committee, the task force, the best way to buy time. The committee itself won’t even be in place, probably, until right before the Super Bowl. That committee, Goodell said, would re-write the NFL’s personal conduct policy—which he himself instituted after becoming commissioner in 2007. Everything is on the table, Goodell said. Maybe he’ll give up some of the judge and jury power the owners granted him, after they wanted to punish misbehaving players to clean up the NFL’s image. And ironically, that very same policy—because of the maddening inconsistencies in its execution—is tarnishing it.

Yes, the NFL’s funding of the domestic violence hotline, as one example, is going to help a lot of people. That shouldn’t be taken lightly. But why now? If the NFL really cared about domestic violence, this kind of donation would have been made years ago. But no, it comes only after a horrifying tape of a star running back punching a woman becomes public. So you can’t talk about getting it right, about being a societal leader, when such moves, though noble and important, are a response. When they’re defense. The NFL can’t hold itself as a “microcosm of society,” as Goodell said, when most of society isn’t bashing heads every week. The league did the same things with concussions, and funded research and restricted return-to-play only after the league was being sued. Heads have been banging together for years. Why now?

Goodell promised transparency and accountability, but punted the most sensitive Ray Rice questions over to the “independent” investigation former FBI head Robert Mueller will lead to figure out who knew what and when. If the personal conduct policy is going to be reworked, it needs to be codified. What exactly triggers punishment? An arrest? An indictment? A conviction?

Tune in after the Super Bowl. In the meantime, tune in Sunday, as so many people surely will. No amount of bad press has stopped the NFL’s financial windfalls. No committee is needed for that.

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