Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said. The boys, who did not yet have weapons but were trying...
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LaRoche homer lifts Nats over DBacks 5-4 in 11

Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws against the Arizona...
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Cardinals DT Dockett tears ACL, out for season

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett is atended while down in pain during NFL football training camp Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Dockett left the field on a cart. (Photo by Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic) (AP Photo/The...

Police: Body Of Boy, 9, Pulled From Ohio Creek

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 9-year-old boy who apparently drowned has been pulled from a creek in southwest Ohio. Springfield police Sgt. Scott Woodruff says police received the call about a possible drowning in Buck Creek on Monday afternoon. Clark...

Less Shake From Artificial Quakes, Fed Study Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. People feeling the ground move from induced quakes —...
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Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014 photo, customers enter a Family Dollar store on Plaza Boulevard, in Kinston, N.C. There’s now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree’s bid...
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Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

Russian APC moves in a field in about 10 kilometers from the Russia-Ukrainian border control point near the town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Russian APC moves in a field in about 10 kilometers from the...
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Kurdish military says it controls Iraq’s Mosul Dam

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter prepares his weapon at his combat position near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug 17, 2014. Kurdish forces took over parts of the largest dam in Iraq on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the...
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Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

Pope Francis smiles as he meets the media during an airborne press conference on his journey back to Rome from Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans – from the North and the South –...

Tidbit from Rowling: bio on minor Potter character

LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling has posted new details about a minor character from her Harry Potter books on the fan website Pottermore.com. The author has written a short biography of Celestina Warbeck, a glamorous singing sorceress resembling Shirley Bassey and a favorite...