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Body of prison escapee released to NY funeral home

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says agent opened fire after Richard Matt aimed a 20-gauge shotgun at the officer

Want smarter kids? Genetic diversity could be key

New study found evolutionary link for height and intelligence when parents had more distinct genetic makeups

North Carolina shark attacks have officials "looking for a pattern"

Governor consulting with safety officials as state sees record number of shark attacks in recent weeks

Study: Mass killings 'contagious'

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Study: Mass killings 'contagious'
Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a new study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.


Egyptian military pounds Islamic militant positions

Airstrikes kill extremists in Sinai Peninsula a day after unprecedented assault by ISIS-linked militants

Nadal stunned by 102nd-ranked player at Wimbledon

Two-time champion making another early exit from tournament after German plays the match of his life

French mom sentenced for murder of 8 newborns

A jury determined the 51-year-old married woman's judgment was impaired when she killed the children

Additional details released on February plane crash in Taiwan

The pilot of the TransAsia flight that crashed February in Taiwan accidentally shut off the wrong engine

U.S. formally asks Switzerland to extradite 7 FIFA officials

Probe alleges bribery and racketeering worth more than $150 million involving high-ranking FIFA officials over 2 decades

Pricey Manhattan restaurant owes staff $500,000 for unpaid tips

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A top restaurant in New York City will pay $500,000 in restitution to workers for failing to pay some staff their tips.

Regulatory rebuffs could force GE to seek other deals, more buybacks

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Regulatory rebuffs could force GE to seek other deals, more buybacks
U.S. and European regulatory resistance could force General Electric Co to seek another buyer for its appliances business and different paths to expand its industrial ... more

SoundCloud iOS update makes it easier to find new music

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SoundCloud has been keen on adding new features regularly to make its version of music streaming more useful for listeners. With an update today, the ... more

Chicago finds new tax stream: Netflix, online gambling

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Streaming services hit with 9% tax in Chicago.

Watch: Whole Foods Apologizes for Overcharging Customers

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Co-CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey responded to an investigation that uncovered New York City stores had overstated the weight of prepackaged goods.

Deadheads can now add Jerry Garcia to their social media

Fans looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the guitarist into their social media with video storytelling platform

Russians set for critical space station supply run

A Russian Progress cargo ship prepped for launch to the International Space Station after back-to-back resupply failures

Turtle's eye view of ocean

Researchers attached a GoPro camera to a turtle to gain a better understanding of its view of the ocean

Climate change could drain global seafood supplies

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Studies suggest stocks of seafood, from pink salmon to shellfish, could suffer due to increased ocean acidification

Report: Polar bears' fate tied to reversing global warming

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Report: Polar bears' fate tied to reversing global warming
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government ... more

Nottinghamshire skittle Worcestershire thanks to Andy Carter heroics

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Nottinghamshire skittle Worcestershire thanks to Andy Carter heroics
• Nottinghamshire, 240 & 366, beat Worcestershire, 283 & 210, by 113 runsNottinghamshire’s patched-up bowling attack ensured that Peter Moores inherits a winning team when ... more

Wimbledon 2015: Andreas Seppi shows quality but just needs to believe

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Wimbledon 2015: Andreas Seppi shows quality but just needs to believe
• Italian beats Borna Coric 4-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1• The 25th seed will now face Andy Murray on SaturdayAndreas Seppi showed enough zest and ... more

Cliff Alexander left at the NBA draft altar: Now what?

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Mike Oliver had a theory about the first $3 million Cliff Alexander was going to make.

James Ward makes it three Brits in Wimbledon third round

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James Ward makes it three Brits in Wimbledon third round
First time Britain has had three men in world’s top 100 since 2006, and first time it has had three players at this stage of ... more

Essex’s Tom Westley shows England the way with century against Australia

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Essex’s Tom Westley shows England the way with century against Australia
• Day two of four: Australians 562; Essex 299-3• Centurion Tom Westley receives congratulatory text from Alastair CookNo wonder Tom Westley received a congratulatory text ... more

The Week in Pictures

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The Week in Pictures
The White House turns into a campground, Europe swelters under heat wave, Greek pensioners line up for cash, a panda cub naps and more.

Throwback tunes: Reissues from Frenchmen, Argentines, Brits, lumberjacks and Vaudevillians

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These days, box sets, special editions and packaged reissues - you know, product - serve not only items to be purchased, but advertisements.

Tim Duncan to return to San Antonio Spurs for 19th season

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Tim Duncan isn't ready to retire just yet.

Modern Love: Asexual and Happy

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Modern Love: Asexual and Happy
When wanting to be with someone romantically has nothing to do with sex.

'A Wailing of a Town' paints a vivid picture of San Pedro's punk scene

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Ever since 1996's "Please Kill Me" by Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, oral histories have become the go-to genre for underground music narratives. In "A ... more

Watch the star-studded "Wet Hot American Summer" trailer

Stars come out in droves in the new teaser for Netflix's upcoming reboot

"Terminator Genisys" falls flat with critics

The part-sequel, part-reboot loses with critics, even while recalling the glory days of the "Terminator" franchise

Deadheads can now add Jerry Garcia to their social media

Fans looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the guitarist into their social media with video storytelling platform

Are Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch an item?

Sources say things are heating up between the "True Detective" co-stars

Robin Thicke embarrassed by attempts to win back ex-wife

In an interview, the singer admitted regrets about his album "Paula," a tribute to actress and ex-wife Paula Patton

First U.S. measles death in 12 years

Washington State officials report a rare death from a case of the measles

Want smarter kids? Genetic diversity could be key

New study found evolutionary link for height and intelligence when parents had more distinct genetic makeups

Study: Mass shootings in the U.S. appear to be contagious

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Study: Mass shootings in the U.S. appear to be contagious
Brooks HaysTEMPE, Ariz., July 2 (UPI) -- Scientists say mass violence statistics suggest the wicked inspiration for these deadly events -- whether at schools or ... more

Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard weds fiancée

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Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard weds fiancée
Annie MartinSUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 2 (UPI) -- Florida George Line singer Tyler Hubbard and fiancée Hayley Stommel held their wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho ... more

Are mass killings 'contagious'?

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Are mass killings 'contagious'?