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It took a glob of dish soap squeezed by California firefighters to lubricate a suspected burglar escape from a chimney. Reports of a woman stuck in a chimney heralded an appearance by Ventura County Fire Department, which attempted to dismantle the brick tower at a Thousand Oaks...
The cop who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown — setting off a wave of protests in Ferguson, Mo.— told investigators he feared for his life when he pulled the trigger, it was reported Friday. Officer Darren Wilson told federal officials that Brown, who was 18, had shoved...
The president of the Russian Tennis Federation has been banned from the women's tour for a year and fined $25,000 for calling Venus and Serena Williams "the Williams brothers." Shamil Tarpischev made the comments on a Russian television chat show earlier this month. He was...
If she dances, they will come. Misty Copeland is disrupting age-old clichés about who makes up ballet audiences. By now, New Yorkers are familiar with the phenomenon of Copeland — who two years ago became the first African-American in two decades to dance as a soloist for the...
The Liberian man who became the first Ebola fatality in the U.S. was tearfully lionized Saturday as the disease that killed him infected two new regions of West Africa. Thomas Duncan, aka Patient Zero, was remembered as a kind and generous soul who reportedly contracted the...
She just had to have her blankie. A Florida woman breaking up with her boyfriend scratched him all over his body during a bitter argument over who could use the bed cover, police said. Emma Campbell, 20, allegedly attacked Alexander McCall with her fingernails early Tuesday...
A minister who confessed to having sex with church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned from acting as pastor on Thursday. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price issued a preliminary injunction, as sought by deacons and trustees of Shiloh...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A minister who confessed to having sex with church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned from acting as pastor on Thursday. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price issued a preliminary injunction, as sought by deacons and...
Erykah Badu is no bag lady, but she did take on the role of a street performer. The 43-year-old singer, who hasn't released an album in four years, visited New York City to perform in Times Square. "Peace and light New York. This is Erykah Badu," she said while recording video...