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Two Charged in Shooting of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Police charged two men with murder for fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of basketball star Dwyane Wade, on Friday while she was pushing her baby in a stroller and walking to register her children for school.

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No Injuries Reported in Blast Outside Brussels Building

Belgian media say unidentified attackers have detonated a bomb outside Belgium's criminology institute in the capital, Brussels, but the building was empty and nobody was injured. A car drove through a security barrier at the site, followed by an explosion

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Six Astronauts Spend a Year on Mars — in Hawaii

Andrzej Stewart, Christiane Heinicke, Carmel Johnston, Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Cyprien Verseux, Sheyna Gifford emerged from a year-long mission in isolated Mars-like conditions on Hawaii's Mauna Loa


Suicide Bomber in Yemen Kills 25 Government Fighters

Yemeni security officials say a suicide attacker set off a massive car bomb in the southern city of Aden, killing 25 pro-government troops who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight in Yemen's northern border area

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Turkey-Backed Rebels Expel Kurdish Forces in Syria

Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River


Permanent Cease-Fire Takes Effect in Colombia

A permanent cease-fire is taking effect in Colombia on Monday, the latest step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group

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No Shooter at LAX, Just 'Loud Noises': Police

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) dispelled reports of an active shooter at the city's international airport, LAX, which caused widespread panic and prompted dozens passengers to evacuate onto the runway

In this Aug. 3, 2016 photo, Yellowstone National Park tourist John Gleason moves in on a large bull elk as two of his children and two children of friends follow the Walla Walla, Washington man. The animal ran away as the group got closer. Park officials say visitors getting too close to wildlife can create dangerous situations and has been on the rise as visitor numbers hit record levels. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Selfies Are Making Yellowstone Dangerous for Tourists

Record visitor numbers at the Yellowstone National Park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too close to wildlife.

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Blue Whales Spotted Off New England Coast in Rare Sighting

Two blue whales were seen off the coast of New England by the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, in a rare sighting of the earth's largest mammal. Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation co-founder Dianna Schulte saw the whales off Rye Harbor, New Hampshire