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Lions stuff Packers 19-7

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is tackled in the end zone by Detroit Lions outside linebacker DeAndre Levy (54) for a safety during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and Detroit's defensive front smothered Green Bay on Sunday, leading the Lions to a 19-7 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.


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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: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:44:11 GMT

'No going back' on powers for Scotland
DAVID Cameron and Ed Miliband insist there will be no going back on plans to devolve further powers to Scotland.

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last updated: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:43:00 -0400

Police: Rifle carried by cop ambush suspect found
Authorities say they have found items abandoned or hidden by the suspected shooter in last week's deadly police barracks attack, including an AK-47-style weapon and ammunition.

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last updated: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:57:42 -0400

Police: Rifle carried by cop ambush suspect found
Authorities say they have found items abandoned or hidden by the suspected shooter in last week's deadly police barracks attack, including an AK-47-style weapon and ammunition.

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Ex-stepson: White House intruder meant no harm

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.


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Yemen government signs peace deal after days of fighting

Smokes rises from an area due to clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertainty in the country.


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New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghan rival presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani exchange signed agreements for the country's unity government in KabulKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.


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California wildfire destroys 10 houses, 22 other structures

A firefighter lights a backfire to prevent the King Fire from spreading in Fresh Pond, CaliforniaBy Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - Ten houses and 22 outbuildings have been destroyed in a wildfire that swept through parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California over the past week and continues to burn, a fire official said on Sunday. No residents of the homes were hurt, said Tom Piranio, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Firefighters were only recently able to enter the burned areas to tally the structural damage caused by the King Fire, he added. About 12,000 homes have been evacuated since the blaze began on Sept. 13, Piranio said. ...


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New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands

People's Climate March 2014: What is the Biggest Climate Change Protest in History All About?By Barbara Goldberg and Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history. Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. ...


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Arrest warrant issued for man seen with missing Virginia student: police
(Reuters) - An arrest warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old man police have identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said on Sunday. The man, Jesse Leroy Matthew, presented himself at the police station on Saturday after officials said they were looking for him. After departing the station house following a brief discussion with police, he led law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase. ...

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Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

Pope Francis, right, arrives for a meeting with representatives of Albania's Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic communities, at the Catholic University "Our Lady of Good Counsel" in Tirana, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony. One of the highlights of Francis' visit was a meeting Sunday with representatives of Albania's Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic communities, which all suffered persecution under communism but now live and work together peacefully. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino,Pool)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony for the rest of the world.


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California authorities catch 4 of 5 jail escapees

5 Inmates Escape From Madera County Jail Near Fresno, CaliforniaSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say four of five inmates who escaped from a central California jail have been caught.


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White House intruder was armed with knife: officials

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the fence on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas man arrested on Friday for charging at the White House was armed with a knife when he climbed a fence and made it into the executive mansion after President Barack Obama had departed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Saturday. Previously, the U.S. Secret Service had said Omar Gonzalez, 42, had been unarmed. Gonzalez was charged with unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a "deadly or dangerous weapon," according to an affidavit released by the U.S. Attorney's Office on Saturday. ...


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Wife of British IS hostage pleads for his release
London (AFP) - The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State jihadists implored his captors to release him, saying Saturday she could not see how his death could assist any cause.

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Why Secret Service didn’t shoot intruder

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Agents defend their decision to hold their fire after a man scales the White House fence.


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Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, Ana and John Conley, parents of defendant Shannon Conley, exit the U.S. Federal courthouse following their daughter's plea hearing, at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Denver. Shannon Conley, a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad has pleaded guilty under a deal that requires her to give authorities information about others with the same intentions. With foreign fighters from dozens of nations pouring into the Middle East to join the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations, U.S. officials are putting new energy into trying to understand what radicalizes people far removed from the fight and into prodding countries around the world to do a better job of keeping them from joining up. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.


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Egypt's president ready to back anti-IS fight

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but says military action is not the only answer. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.


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Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

A Pennsylvania State Trooper prepares to enter a wooded area at the Dunmore Cemetery during the funeral service of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryon Dickson on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Dunmore, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.


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Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Bishop Blase Cupich answers questions from the press in Bellevue, WashingtonAs the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.


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Fence-jumper gets into White House

A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed Washington for Camp David aboard Marine One on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A Secret Service agent at the scene says someone jumped the fence surrounding the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)An intruder makes it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.


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Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

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Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: ‘Do the right thing for children’

Yahoo News Exclusive Interview with United States Secretary of Education Arne DuncanEducation Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.


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Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years

Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESIndiana man admitted fatally stabbing, shooting fellow student inside crowded classroom.


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Russia calls for new MH17 investigation

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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Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

Authorities search for Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Jessica Hollis in Austin, Texas on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Later in the day, officials said her body was found after she was swept into Lake Austin when heavy rains flooded parts of Central Texas early Thursday. She was patrolling low water crossings looking for people in danger in the 3400 block of Fritz Hughes Park Road, according to a spokesman with the sheriff's office. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Laura Skelding)Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.


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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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'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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last updated: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:19:30 -0400

Police: Rifle carried by cop ambush suspect found
Authorities say they have found items abandoned or hidden by the suspected shooter in last week's deadly police barracks attack, including an AK-47-style weapon and ammunition.

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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:49:00 GMT

BROWNLOW COUNTDOWN: She’s a star on Sun’s arm
JORDAN Papalia will tonight join a bevy of footy WAGs and boyfriend Gary Ablett at the much-anticipated Brownlow Medal count. Stay with us for previews, form analysis and the glamour.

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This asset won’t be sold - just rented
ONE of the state’s most iconic landmarks is set to be rented out, and could be closed for major events - but it won’t come cheap.

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last updated: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:31:03 +0000

How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football
In 1905, 19 college football players died from injuries sustained while playing the sport; with five times as many college players participating today, the modern equivalent would be 95 on-field deaths. Were it not for the work of one man, football would likely be confined to the dustbin of history, instead of the secular religion it is today.

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Reuters: Top News
last updated: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:41:06 GMT

Exclusive: Siemens near deal to buy Dresser-Rand - sources
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - The German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG is near an agreement to acquire U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc for all cash, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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last updated: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:31:04 -0400

This Woman's Letter About Her Elderly Mother's Mobile Phone Problem Is Hilarious

In fairness, this must’ve been pretty horrifying.

I am writing to inquire whether anyone else has experienced what I believe is a previously undiscovered threat to human life from over-engineering in new technology. My 76-year-old mother recently bought a new mobile phone. She was sitting quietly and alone in her house at night, trying – but repeatedly failing – to send a text using the unfamiliar system. She finally gave up in exasperation and shouted: "Well fuck off then" at the phone. Whereupon a voice replied, with the eerie calm hitherto only mastered by HAL: "Have I done something wrong?" She did not know the phone was equipped with a speech app and is still in a state of physical and emotional collapse.

Dr Emma Wilson
Birmingham

And now she's about to make friends with a clever dick.

And now she's about to make friends with a clever dick.

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Not that voice activation is any kind of silver bullet.

Not that voice activation is any kind of silver bullet.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Relationship Instantly
With everything going on in the lives of the average couple, it’s easy to forget the small gestures that keep a relationship ticking. What most couples don’t realize, though, is that it doesn’t take much to help your partner feel more valued every day. “Stringing together these little things is an ongoing way to make…

With everything going on in the lives of the average couple, it’s easy to forget the small gestures that keep a relationship ticking. What most couples don’t realize, though, is that it doesn’t take much to help your partner feel more valued every day. “Stringing together these little things is an ongoing way to make a change in your relationship,” says Gail Saltz, MD, Health‘s contributing psychology editor. The expert tricks here can fit easily into any routine—in minutes you’ll be on your way to building a stronger connection and lasting bond over time.

Turn off your smartphone

If you’re glued to Facebook during dinner, then it’s time to unplug. A study published in Computers in Human Behavior looked at data from 1,160 married people and found a negative correlation between heavy social media use and relationship happiness. “When angry, some people may turn to texting to avoid saying something,” Dr. Saltz says. “It’s a way of creating distance.” While it doesn’t hurt to send a flirty or loving message, it does pay off to be more direct with your partner when something is really eating at you.

Go to bed at the same time

Feel like you never have a free moment together? Hitting the sack at the same time will help. “Bedtime might be the only opportunity you’re alone together all day,” says Barton Goldsmith, PhD, author of The Happy Couple: How to Make Happiness a Habit One Little Loving Thing at a Time. Even if you’re a night owl, you can always stay in bed until your partner drifts off. You should also make sure you’re both getting a healthy amount of shut-eye. A study from the University of California, Berkeley looked at the sleep habits of more than 100 couples. Those who reported poor sleep were much more likely to argue with their significant other the next day.

Brew a cup of coffee for your partner

Grand gestures aren’t the only way to express your love. Something as simple as brewing your partner a cup of coffee in the morning helps improve your relationship, says Terri Orbuch, PhD, a marriage researcher and author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great. Orbuch has studied 373 couples for more than 28 years through the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center, and her research shows that frequent small acts of kindness are a predictor of happiness in a relationship. “People may feel taken for granted,” Orbuch says. By doing these small tasks on a regular basis, you’ll help your partner feel noticed.

Bring up a funny moment from your past

Sometimes the best memories are the funny ones. In a Motivation and Emotion study, couples that remembered laughing together—like the time a grocery store clerk did something funny in the checkout line—reported greater relationship satisfaction than those who remembered experiences that were positive, but not necessarily when they’d laughed. “Laughter reminiscence packs an additional punch because people relive the moment by laughing again,” says study author Doris Bazzini, PhD, a psychologist at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

Work up a sweat

It’s no secret that getting buff helps you out in the bedroom by boosting your endurance, strength, and flexibility—but a sweat session also has more immediate effects. “Endorphins from exercise give you an adrenaline rush that boosts arousal,” Orbuch says. Activities that get your heart rate up, like hiking, running, or biking, are guaranteed to have a positive effect on desire. “Any kind of arousal rush can be transferred to your partner and add passion to your relationship,” Orbuch says.

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Dance before dinnertime

Couples who frequently try new things together have higher-quality relationships, according to research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. And we’re not necessarily talking extreme activities like skydiving or traveling to an exotic corner of the world (though those work too)—the activities simply should be new to the two of you, and can last for as little as 7 minutes, researchers say. Dinnertime is one moment it’s easy to try something new. Turn on some catchy music while you’re cooking and start dancing together, Orbuch suggests. Or you could try a new a cooking technique—homemade sushi, anyone?

Have sex in a different place

Getting busy often enough to satisfy you both is key. If you’re feeling so-so about your bedroom romps, it might be time for a change. One idea: try having sex in a room or area you’ve never done it in. “New elements of play stimulate the dopamine system,” Dr. Saltz says. “When you do something that causes you to release more dopamine, it’s a positive reinforcer.” Want to suggest a tryst in the kitchen? Don’t worry about making it a drawn-out conversation, she says. It can be as simple as a one-liner that hints at your intention like, “The kids are gone. How about the kitchen table?” As long as your partner is game for the idea too, nothing’s stopping you.

Give your partner a hug

Nonsexual touching like hugging or handholding is just as important as sex itself in keeping your relationship healthy. “Touching is probably the most definitive way to let other people know you’re in a relationship,'” Goldsmith says. In the long run, the more you touch your mate, the more you’ll feel comfortable with each other. “Touching is a way we calm ourselves down,” Goldsmith says. “Every time you do it, you’re sending a positive message to your significant other.”

Ask a new question

As a couple, you probably spend most of your time chatting about work, your kids, or your friends. When’s the last time you stopped to ask something new about each other? Everyone changes as relationships progress, Orbuch says, so it’s likely your partner has different interests and passions from the early years of your relationship. So ask your partner about anything you wouldn’t normally—movies, music, even what you’d do with lottery winnings.

Say thank you

Think about the last time your partner did something to help you out or made you feel special, and then say “thank you” for it. “You get so comfortable with your partner it’s easy to expect them to meet your needs,” Dr. Saltz says. Too often couples forget to express a simple thanks, whether one of you helps out with the chores or surprises the other with a gift. And have you ever said thank you to your partner for simply being in your life? It’s important to express gratitude for this—not just for what they’re doing for you, Goldsmith says.

This article originally appeared on Health.com.

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