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Obama to join vigils for Connecticut school massacre

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Mourners gather for a candlelight vigil at Ram's Pasture to remember shooting victims, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama was due in the small Connecticut community of Newtown on Sunday to join in an interfaith vigil for the 20 small children and seven adults slaughtered by a young gunman.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lottery fever, then waiting game, grip US

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Keith Browne, 35, of Atlanta, fills out his numbers for a Powerball lottery ticket at a convenience store, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Atlanta. "I only play when its over $300 million. I never get the numbers that come from the machine I just play numbers that randomly come to me at that particular time. It's birthday's and just numbers that I've been thinking about. They just sort of pop into my head and so anybody can win, why not me? I'm Just saying a little bit a prayer and hoping that I win when they draw tonight." AP/David Goldman

Lottery fever gripped the United States as numbers were drawn for a Powerball jackpot estimated at $550 million, with potential lucky winners yet to come forward.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Life after death? Neurosurgeon says he’s been there

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Eban Alexander’s quick trip to heaven started with a headache.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Dog Whisperer’ leads pack walk for unwanted pooches

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Cesar Millan (C), host of the National Geographic Wild reality TV series "The Dog Whisperer," stands with family members and his dog at the start of the second annual National Family Pack Walk on the National Mall in Washington on September 29, 2012. Several hundred dog lovers and their pets joined the walk to raise public awareness about the rehabilitation and adoption of unwanted dogs. AFP/Robert MacPherson

The man they call the Dog Whisperer led hundreds of Washington dog lovers and their four-legged friends on a “pack walk” Saturday to raise election-year awareness of the plight of unwanted canines.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US storms leave 11 dead, millions without power

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John Sullivan (above) and his father Tony Sullivan (below) of JL Tree Service,  work to remove a tree felled by the storm that damaged a house at the corner of Milton and Montrose in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, June 30, 2012. AP/The Columbus Dispatch, Courtney Hergesheimer

Sizzling high temperatures punished much of the eastern United States again on Saturday, one day after hurricane-like thunderstorms killed at least 11 people and cut power supply to millions.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

World tallest man finally stops growing, US doctors say

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The world’s tallest man, Sultan Kösen (R) standing at 8 ft 1 in (246.5 cm) poses with shortest man in the world He Pingping standing at 2 ft 5.37 in (74.61 cm) during celebrate the launch of the Guinness World Records live roadshow in Istanbul, on January 14, 2010. AFP PHOTO

Good news for Turkey’s Sultan Kosen, at eight foot three (2.51 meters) the world’s tallest living man: he can now say with confidence that he’s finally grown up.

Posted: March 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Flight 93 ‘heroes’ honored with 9/11 memorial

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SHANKSVILLE – America paid tribute to the “forgotten heroes” of 9/11 on Saturday with the solemn dedication of a national memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93. Polished granite slabs bearing the names of those who struggled with Al-Qaeda terrorists on the fourth airliner hijacked on September 11, 2001 were [...]

Posted: September 11th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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