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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\A car drove through a security barrier at the site, followed by an explosion

Operation "Euphrates Shield" against Daesh

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.

Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), aerial view of mother and calf swimming near the surface in the Gulf of California, Mexico

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

Black lava mountains near the coast and highway Chain of Crater Road. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Big Island. Hawaii. Lava fields and the pacific ocean with a fish eye lens, Volcano National Park. Recent lava flow, pahoehoe type lava. Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, is a United States National Park located in the U.S. State of Hawai?i on the island of Hawai?i. It encompasses two active volcanoes: Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive subaerial volcano. The park gives scientists insight into the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and ongoing studies into the processes of vulcanism. For visitors, the park offers dramatic volcanic landscapes as well as glimpses of rare flora and fauna. In recognition of its outstanding natural values, Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park was designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980 and a World Heritage Site in 1987. In 2000 the name recommended to be changed by the Hawaiian National Park Language Correction Act of 2000 observing the Hawaiian spelling, but that bill died. In 2012 the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park was honored on the 14th quarter of the America the Beautiful Quarters series. Photo by: Sergi Reboredo/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Mock Mars Crew Returns After a Year in Isolation

Six crew members on a mock mission to Mars returned to society on Sunday after a year of living in isolation in an empty habitation on the slopes of Mauna Loa in Hawaii as part of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analogue and Simulation program

Five-year-old Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh sits alone in the back of the ambulance after he sustained injuries during an airstrike targeting the Qaterji neighborhood of Aleppo on Aug. 17, 2016.

The Night Omran Was Saved

Medical workers in Aleppo, a photographer and videographer recall the harrowing night 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh was rescued following an airstrike. The footage of Omran, stoic and shocked in an ambulance, became a symbol of the crisis in Syria

MichaFormer Director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center Michael E. Leiter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to examine the situation in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)el E. Leiter

Former Counterterrorism Head Criticizes Burkini Ban

Michael Leiter, former director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, said France's ban on full-body burkini swimsuits will cause a division in the country, making it more vulnerable to terror attacks.