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Houston Cop Shot 15 Times

A man charged with killing a Houston sheriff's deputy first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, authorities said. Shannon J. Miles is charged with capital murder and appeared briefly in court

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VICE Journalists Charged With Aiding 'Terrorists' in Turkey

Turkish authorities on Monday charged three Western news reporters in southeastern Turkey with working for a "terrorist organization," said their employer VICE News on Monday, days after the journalists' detention caused an outcry among human rights groups stock health sleep alarm clock

Lack of Sleep Makes a Cold More Likely

According to the new results of a new study, people who slept six hours a night or less were four times as likely to get sick after being exposed to the cold virus compared with those who got more sleep

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Mt. McKinley Name Change Angers Some in GOP

Karl Rove, a William McKinley enthusiast, thinks President Obama needs to find a new way to honor the 25th President after changing the name of an Alaskan mountain. "I’m not certain he has the authority to have done what he did," he tells TIME

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Auschwitz Caretakers Defend ‘Showers’ At Museum

The caretakers of the Auschwitz concentration camp museum in Poland have defended their use of a misting hose to keep visitors cool in the intense August heat, after being criticized for evoking memories of Nazi-era gas chambers disguised as showers

Top-Polling GOP Candidates Participate In First Republican Presidential Debate

Ben Carson Tied With Donald Trump in New Iowa Poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson tied real estate mogul Donald Trump for the top slot in a new poll, the first time another contender has matched Trump's lead in the state. The poll showed a groundswell of support for outsider candidates

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No 'Deflategate' Settlement for Brady and NFL

Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of "Deflategate." A judge said both sides tried hard to reach a deal

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Google Opens a New Front in its Battle With Apple

Most shoppers aren't yet convinced they need a smartwatch—but that isn't stopping Google from stepping up its fight for wrist-based supremacy against Apple. iPhone users will be able to sync their smartphones with various Google-platform watches

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Ashley Madison: Site Is ‘Still Growing,’ Despite Hack

The Ashley Madison website could be proof that there really is no such thing as bad publicity. The adultery site says thousands of new users are flocking to use its service, despite an recent hacking scandal that compromised user data

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Hulk Hogan Apologizes for Racist Comments

An emotional Hulk Hogan apologized to fans for racist comments he made that were caught on tape. "I'm not a racist, I never should have said what I said. It was wrong. I'm embarrassed by it," he said