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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zimmerman pulled over in Texas for speeding, given warning

Zimmerman pulled over in Texas for speeding, given warning


Zimmerman pulled over in Texas for speeding, given warning

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 06:09 PM PDT

George Zimmerman -- who was acquitted earlier this month on murder charges tied to Trayvon Martin's death -- was stopped this weekend for speeding in northern Texas, according to police.

7 die in Cuba after drinking poisonous alcohol

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 06:13 PM PDT

Seven people have died after drinking poisonous alcohol in Cuba, and dozens more are hospitalized, state media reported Wednesday.

Lawyer: San Diego mayor never got harassment training, city may be liable

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 10:46 PM PDT

A lawyer for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner criticized the city for not providing sexual harassment training to the mayor, saying its failure to do so violated the law.

Report: Alex Rodriguez, MLB negotiating suspension deal

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 09:06 PM PDT

Injured New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are negotiating a deal that would result in a lengthy suspension instead of a permanent ban, ESPN reported Wednesday night.

NSA chief: Snooping is crucial to fighting terrorism

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 03:12 PM PDT

The National Security Agency's controversial intelligence-gathering programs have prevented 54 terrorist attacks around the world, including 13 in the United States, according to Gen. Keith Alexander, NSA director.

Report: TSA employee misconduct up 26% in 3 years

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 07:51 PM PDT

Let's get this out of the way straight off: The Transportation Security Administration is probably not going to top anyone's list of Favorite Federal Government Agencies.

Why my family doesn't use the other F-word

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 09:46 AM PDT

We don't use the F-word in my family. And by F, I'm not talking about the F-bombs, because those get dropped from time to time. I'm talking about the word "fat." The word is banned from my house with the same vigilance that racist language would not be tolerated. Extreme, perhaps, but I have a husband who went through a chubby stage and still bears the scars of his prepubescent ridicule. I also have two tween children with very different body types and low thresholds for teasing. Mention weight or body shape among my family and the reaction can be nuclear, unleashing a tsunami of tears, screams and "I hate you!"

Peanut allergy kills teen despite epinephrine injections

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 11:42 AM PDT

Friday was the last day of vacation for Natalie Giorgi. The 13-year-old took a bite of a dessert at the summer camp where her family was staying, but spit it out because something didn't seem right.

New Snowden leak: NSA program taps all you do online

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 02:47 PM PDT

You've never heard of XKeyscore, but it definitely knows you. The National Security Agency's top-secret program essentially makes available everything you've ever done on the Internet ? browsing history, searches, content of your emails, online chats, even your metadata ? all at the tap of the keyboard.

Oh baby! Mother gives birth to 13-pound girl in Germany

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 11:36 AM PDT

One of the heaviest babies ever born in Germany was born last week at the University Hospital Leipzig.