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  1. Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Frontman, Dead at 41Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:56:00 GMT
    The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said Chester Bennington, 41, apparently committed suicide. More...
  2. O.J. Simpson Has Been Granted Parole. What Happens Next?Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:19:00 GMT
    Simpson won his bid Thursday for an early release from prison, but that doesn't mean he's walking out a free man. More...
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    A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns. More...
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  1. Tennessee inmates get reduced sentences for birth controlFri, 21 Jul 2017 09:01:00 GMT
    A program in a Tennessee county reduces inmates' jail time if they voluntarily undergo birth control procedures, in a move that has drawn criticism from the local district attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union. More...
  2. Abbas asks for US to intervene in holy shrine tension in JerusalemFri, 21 Jul 2017 08:59:00 GMT
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United States to intervene in a current strife with Israeli officials over metal detectors in a long-contested shrine near the Lions Gate in Jerusalem. More...
  3. Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservationsFri, 21 Jul 2017 08:53:00 GMT
    It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Utah's Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons. More...
  4. California conservative flees to Texas, hopes others join himFri, 21 Jul 2017 08:43:00 GMT
    Are you a conservative whos found yourself increasingly surrounded by liberals? Well, relocation to Collin County in the Red State of Texas may be just what you need to blow away your Blue State blues. More...
  5. MORNING BRIEF: SF judge refuses to reinstate order to block federal funding for sanctuary citiesFri, 21 Jul 2017 08:06:00 GMT
    In a seeming act of defiance toward the Trump administration, a federal judge in San Francisco has refused to reinstate the presidents sanctuary cities order. More...
  6. Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishingFri, 21 Jul 2017 07:55:00 GMT
    Organizers of an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital believe the disappearance of six teens from Burundi may have been "self-initiated." More...
  7. Former Miss USA contestant busted for smuggling drugs into Ohio prisonFri, 21 Jul 2017 07:54:00 GMT
    A former Miss USA contestant from Kentucky is facing arraignment next week after being accused of sneaking drugs to an inmate inside an Ohio prison. More...
  8. Statues to Confederacy in its ex-capital spur soul-searchingFri, 21 Jul 2017 07:41:32 GMT
    One after another, cities across the United States are removing Confederate statues and other symbols, dispensing with what some see as offensive artifacts of a shameful past marked by racism and slavery. More...
  9. Bag of NASA moon dust sells for $1.8M at auctionFri, 21 Jul 2017 04:55:00 GMT
    A bag of moon dust from NASAs Apollo 11 mission which a woman bought for $995 in 2015 -- sold for $1.8 million at a Sothebys auction this week following an intense court battle. The bag, filled with moon dust by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in July 1969, had previously been misidentified and mistakenly sold at an online government auction.NASAs attempt to retrieve the bag failed after a federal judge in December ruled it legally belonged to a Chicago-area woman who bought it two years ago.The buyer in Tuesdays auction declined to be identified. The pre-sale estimate was $2 million to $4 million.Details of the 2015 purchase were made public during the court case.Investigators seized the bag in 2003 after searching a garage of a man later convicted of stealing and selling museum artifacts, including some on loan from NASA.The bag then went up for bid at a government auction in 2015, where Nancy Carlson, of Inverness, Illinois, paid $995 to acquire the ordinary-looking bag made of white Beta cloth and polyester, with rubberized nylon and a brass zipper.Carlson, a collector, knew the bag had been used in a space flight, but she didn't know which one. She sent the bag to NASA for testing, but the government agency tried to keep it after identifying its contents. The artifact belongs to the American people, NASA said then.But U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten, in Wichita, Kansas, ruled in favor of Carlson, acknowledging that although the item shouldnt have been sold at auction in the first place, he didnt have the authority to reverse the sale. He ordered the government to return it to Carlson.The judge said the importance and desirability of the bag stemmed solely from the efforts of NASA employees whose amazing technical achievements, skill and courage in landing astronauts on the moon and returning them safely have not been replicated in the almost half a century since the Apollo 11 landing.When it comes to moon landings, this weeks auction was far from the final frontier.A group called For All Moonkind Inc. mentioned the moon bag this week while campaigning for measures to preserve and protect the six Apollo lunar landing sites. It plans to take up the issue next month at the Starship Congress 2017 in California.Also getting out-of-this-world interest at the auction was the Flown Apollo 13 Flight Plan, with handwritten notations by all three crew members. It sold to an online bidder for $275,000, well above its pre-sale estimate high of $40,000.The Associated Press contributed to this report. More...
  10. Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depressionFri, 21 Jul 2017 04:46:00 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them. More...