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USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. Full Story

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Kid finds mom's pregnancy 'exasperating' (Video)

Fri Aug 29, 2014

"What were you thinking?" That's what an articulate little boy asked his mother when she revealed her pregnancy. Full Story

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Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents. Full Story

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Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. Full Story

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Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night. Full Story

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Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

Sat Aug 30, 2014

When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2. Full Story

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Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client "silly." Full Story

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Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure. Full Story

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. Full Story

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Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

Fri Aug 29, 2014

A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them. Full Story

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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Sat Aug 30, 2014

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Full Story

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Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. Full Story

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USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. Full Story

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Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. Full Story