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Hong Kong Stands Up

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets, galvanized by anger over Beijing’s decision to deny locals the right to freely elect the city's top leader


Long Island High Schooler Dies After Football Collision

A Long Island high school junior died late Wednesday after colliding with an opponent in a varsity football game. The risks of injury and death in football have come under increasing scrutiny recently, in the wake of deaths of two other young football players

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Google Threatened With $100M Suit Over Celeb Nudes

A lawyer representing more than a dozen celebrities whose personal and sometimes nude photos were stolen and shared on the Internet issued a scathing letter to Google that accuses the tech giant of helping the images spread and threatens a $100 million lawsuit

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Warren Buffet’s Firm Is Getting Into Cars

Berkshire Hathaway announced Thursday that it has agreed to buy the fifth-largest owner of U.S. auto dealerships, Van Tuyl Group. Warren Buffet described the new acquisition as “a big, very well-run business whose economics I understand”

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Florida Man Guilty of Murdering Teen Over Loud Music

A Florida man was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the 2012 death of a teen following an argument over loud rap music. During his trials, Michael Dunn argued he shot out of self-defense, claiming he saw a weapon flashed before opening fire

Circa 1450, Portrait of Vlad Tepes 'Vlad the Impaler'(c 1431-1476), from a painting in Castle Ambras in the Tyrol.

Archaeologists Believe They Found Dracula’s Dungeon

Researchers in Turkey have made a spooky discovery, just in time for the start of Halloween season: the cell where the real-life basis for the vampire Count Dracula, the Romanian prince Vlad the Impaler, was held in the 1400s

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Facebook Apologizes for Blocking Drag-Queen Profiles

Facebook apologized to drag queens after enforcement of a "real-name policy" led to LGBT users being blocked from their accounts. Meanwhile, activists met at Facebook's headquarters Wednesdays to demand change on profile treatment

Google Gives San Francisco Free Wi-Fi in Public Places

On Wednesday, San Franciscans were able to hook their gadgets up to free Wi-Fi that launched in 32 public locations. All that connectivity was funded by a $608,000 check from Google, in a move that could be seen as the tech behemoth taking steps to foster goodwill

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talks about his views and his new book "World Order" with Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sept. 3, 2014.

Kissinger Made Plans to Attack Cuba, Say Records

U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba, according to government documents. Kissinger advocated for strong action to stop Fidel Castro, fearful that his incursion in Africa was making the U.S. look weak

Actor Adam Sandler attends the premiere of "Men, Women and Children" at DGA Theater on Sept. 30, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Netflix Signs Deal With Adam Sandler to Produce Four Films

Netflix has signed a deal with comedian Adam Sandler to star in and produce four films that will premiere exclusively on the streaming service. The deal is yet another jolt to the existing model of releasing movies first in cinemas and later to streaming sites