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Skydiving instructor dies on tandem jump in Mississippi

A skydiving instructor on a tandem jump in Mississippi died and his student was critically injured after their parachutes failed to open, the Lamar County sheriff said Sunday.

NYPD: Officer fatally shoots teen who fired gun at fleeing person

A 14-year-old boy who allegedly fired a gun at another fleeing male on a New York street early Sunday morning was shot and killed by a uniformed police officer, according to the New York City Police Department.

Obama administration overturns ban on some Apple products

A ban on the sale of some Apple products - including iPhones and iPads - will not go into effect after President Barack Obama's administration stepped in Saturday, a day before the prohibition was to go into effect.

Death row inmate found hanged in cell days before execution

Facing lethal injection in a matter of days, Ohio murderer Billy Slagle was found hanged in his prison cell early Sunday, state corrections officials said.

Best places to swim with sharks

Sharks have been making headlines lately.

Female referee hopes to make it into the big leagues

The National Football League has been handling some very bad P-R recently.

Debate over NSA programs gets renewed attention amid terror threat

There's no proof that the current terror threats in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond were uncovered through a federal program that monitors domestic telephone data, Rep.

List of U.S. Embassies and consulates closed August 4

The following U.S. posts normally open on Sunday will be closed on Sunday, August 4. U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia U.S. Consulate Dhahran, Saudi Arabia U.S. Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Obama briefed on security threat

President Barack Obama spent his birthday weekend away from the White House but was briefed about the terror threat that prompted embassy closings and heightened military readiness across the Middle East and North Africa.

Library book returned after 185 years

Someone's going to have a huge overdue fine. A book has been returned to the Centre College Library in Danville, Kentucky. That's 185 years after it was checked out.