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The day in photos
The Aurora Borealis dazzles, protesters rally against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former President Jimmy Carter celebrates the big 9-0 and more.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:26:37 -0400)

Florida man convicted of killing teen during dispute over music
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music. Prosecutors said Michael...
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:00:14 -0400)

Superb snaps: National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest finalists
The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest features incredible shots of people, places and nature. See some of the best entries yet. National Geographic is still accepting entries through Oct. 31,...
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:32:33 -0400)

Woman sues sperm bank after getting pregnant by black donor
A white Ohio woman is suing a sperm bank, claiming that she was accidentally inseminated with vials from a black donor. In the lawsuit, Jennifer Cramblett claims the lab mix-up...
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:53:59 -0400)

Sandy Hook Elementary School evacuated after threat
Sandy Hook Elementary School was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat. Someone called the bomb scare in to the school at 9:39 a.m. and students were immediately brought...
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14:20 -0400)

Secret Service director urged to resign after White House breach
WASHINGTON — Two senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, saying they had lost confidence and trust in her ability to protect...
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:54:55 -0400)

920 chickens beaten to death with a golf club at farm
More than 900 chickens at a California farm were beaten to death with a golf club last month, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The gruesome scene was discovered Sept....
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:30:53 -0400)

Winemaker dies after falling into a vat of vino
What a way to go! A woman in Spain fell into a massive vat of wine and drowned when she lost her balance from the pungent fumes given off during...
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:03:47 -0400)

This is what 35,000 walruses on a beach looks like
Around 35,000 walruses fled the Arctic waters last weekend in search for a place to rest as the earth’s climate continues to grow increasingly warmer melting the sea ice —...
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:44:35 -0400)

Man unwittingly invites fugitive into home for meal amid manhunt
A Silicon Valley homeowner unknowingly welcomed a fugitive into his home and shared a meal with the wanted man as California law enforcement officers canvassed the neighborhood in a manhunt,...
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:38:13 -0400)