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Homeless pianist awes passersby

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Homeless pianist awes passersby
A civic arts project placed public pianos on the streets of downtown Sarasota, Florida, so passers-by could express themselves. But organizers probably never expected someone as expressive as Donald Gould.

See Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach

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The shark measured about 77 inches.

Study: Mass shootings can be contagious

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Researchers found "significant evidence" that school shootings and killings of 4 or more people at a time are contagious for almost 2 weeks

Wimbledon: Serena survives scare

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Wimbledon: Serena survives scare
Haven't we seen this from Serena Williams before?

Clinton Warns GOP Will Repeal Obamacare

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Clinton warns NH voters that Republicans will repeal Obamacare if they win the White House


Europe bakes as air from Africa sweeps northward

Despite the swelter, U.N. weather agency says the continent is better prepared than ever to avid heat-related casualties

2 Cuban baseball players defect during U.S. trip

Defections have continued to hit Cuba's national team despite a decision in late 2013 to raise athletes' salaries

Greek voters must choose the best of bad options

Far from stemming Greece's debt crisis, Sunday's national referendum on a European bailout could sow even more chaos

Greeks rally, tensions rise before crucial bailout referendum

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Two polls show the two sides in a dead heat as brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends

Greek bank official dismisses 'haircut' report as 'baseless'

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The Financial Times reported on Friday that Greek banks were preparing contingency plans for a possible "haircut" on deposits amid fears of financial collapse, a ... more

BREAKING: Small Plane Crashes In Western Suburbs

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BREAKING: Small Plane Crashes In Western Suburbs
(CBS) — A single-engine passenger plane has crashed in the western suburb of Bartlett, the FAA confirms. Agency officials said a Cessna 172 was reported to ... more

OnePlus is giving away Google Cardboard for $0 plus shipping

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Well, this is one way for an up-and-coming company to get people's attention. OnePlus, the Chinese manufacturer best-known for making a cheap handset with surprisingly ... more

Rockets land in Israel, Egypt's IS affiliate claims responsibility

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JERUSALEM/CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to ... more

Levine: Cubs’ Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein To Become ‘Dead Heads’ This Weekend

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Levine: Cubs’ Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein To Become ‘Dead Heads’ This Weekend
The Grateful Dead -- minus rock icon Jerry Garcia, who died in 1995 -- will perform three sold out shows at Soldier Field this weekend.

Farm Labor Groups Make Progress on Wages and Working Conditions

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Farm Labor Groups Make Progress on Wages and Working Conditions
Innovative movements to improve what farm laborers earn, how they work and where they live are starting to have success across the country, despite numerous ... more

Marko Dano excited to be teammate of boyhood idol Marian Hossa

When Marko Dano was growing up in Slovakia, his father, Jozef, introduced him to one of his teammates from the HK Dukla Trencin organization and ... more

​Save your phone from the ravages of summer

The summer swelter can do a number on you phone or tablet; here's how to protect your devices and the data on them

USA! 6-ton robot issues international fight challenge

If Japan's 9,000-pound robot accepts the fight, it could be the ultimate robot rumble

5 foods of the future

Alternative-universe food products were shown off this week at the 61st annual Fancy Food Show in New York City

Small plane crashes in Bartlett

published about 1 hour ago
A single-engine plane has crashed in the northwestern suburb of Bartlett, officials said.

Marko Dano excited to be teammate of boyhood idol Marian Hossa

When Marko Dano was growing up in Slovakia, his father, Jozef, introduced him to one of his teammates from the HK Dukla Trencin organization and ... more

Brendon McCullum hits record 158 for Birmingham Bears against Derbyshire

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Brendon McCullum hits record 158 for Birmingham Bears against Derbyshire
• McCullum’s 64-ball knock the highest in English Twenty20 history• New Zealand captain equalled his own highest score in T20Brendon McCullum scored 158 not out, ... more

Liverpool in talks to sign Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Internacional

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Liverpool in talks to sign Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Internacional
• Discussions under way to bring Brazilian midfielder to Anfield• Deportivo La Coruña interested in signing Luis Alberto on loanLiverpool are attempting to strengthen their ... more

Tom Ince joins Derby from Hull on permanent transfer after loan spell

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Tom Ince joins Derby from Hull on permanent transfer after loan spell
• 23-year-old agrees four-year deal and joins for undisclosed fee• Paul Clement: ‘He is an exciting talent, there’s no doubt about it’Derby County have completed ... more

Leeds 46-18 St Helens | Super League match report

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Leeds 46-18 St Helens | Super League match report
• Leeds 46-18 St Helens• Rhinos run in eight tries in top-of-the-table clashIt may not have been the classic many expected it to be, but ... more

Classic Hollywood: 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' Robert Walker and 'The Killers'

Subscribe to the newsletter H appy Fourth of July weekend! This is longtime L.A. Times film reporter Susan King, and welcome to the latest edition ... more

A Times writer's take on 'True Detective's' Vinci: That was Vernon in a nutshell

My editor called early one June morning in 2012. Eric T. Fresch, the former top administrator for the city of Vernon, had been found dead ... more

Iran tries last-minute bargaining tactic in nuclear talks

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In an eleventh-hour appeal, Iran's foreign minister used a video clip Friday to prod the six world powers he is negotiating with to abandon "coercive" ... more

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Operation Wild’ and ‘Dr. Jeff’ Show Two Approaches to Veterinary TV

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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Operation Wild’ and ‘Dr. Jeff’ Show Two Approaches to Veterinary TV
PBS’s foray into veterinary television with “Operation Wild” comes near the premiere of Animal Planet’s “Dr. Jeff, Rocky Mountain Vet.”
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Critic’s Notebook: Ballet Theater’s Met Season, a Mix of Sparkling Moments and Familiar War Horses

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Critic’s Notebook: Ballet Theater’s Met Season, a Mix of Sparkling Moments and Familiar War Horses
Burdened with filling the vast Metropolitan Opera House, the company presented a program that was long on the tried and true.
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Longtime Hollywood marriages

From Faith Hill and Tim McGraw to Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, some star couples have staying power

Leonard Nimoy's son makes Spock documentary to honor dad

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​Adam Nimoy is creating a documentary for the actor who played Spock on "Star Trek"

Homina, Homina - Retired 9/11 Firefighter Wins $5 Million Scratch-Off Lottery Prize

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Carmelo Mercado plans to spend part of his winnings on American Girl dolls and a Disney vacation home

FROM EW: Ben Affleck on Being Cast as Batman: 'My First Reaction Was, 'Are You Sure?'

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Then in his 40s, Affleck says he "felt like, 'This seems like a strange way to get to Batman.' But Zack [Snyder, the director] convinced ... more

BREAKING: Small Plane Crashes In Western Suburbs

published about 1 hour ago
BREAKING: Small Plane Crashes In Western Suburbs
(CBS) — A single-engine passenger plane has crashed in the western suburb of Bartlett, the FAA confirms. Agency officials said a Cessna 172 was reported to ... more

5 foods of the future

Alternative-universe food products were shown off this week at the 61st annual Fancy Food Show in New York City

Is activated charcoal good to for your health?

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Activated charcoal is touted for its "detox" properties in beauty products and now in health drinks

Increased sleepiness may necessitate cautious PD management

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Many patients with early Parkinson’s disease develop excessive daytime sleepiness as their condition progresses, a study shows.

Amy Winehouse's demos for her unfinished, third album have been destroyed

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Amy Winehouse's demos for her unfinished, third album have been destroyed
Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- David Joseph, the chairman of Universal Music UK, says recordings intended for the late Amy Winehouse's unfinished, third ... more

In death, Nebraska girl helps Pennsylvania boys live on

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Two boys in Pennsylvania receive life-saving organs from three-year-old who died of brain cancer