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August 14, 2018

By keeping hat on, Cowboys' Jerry Jones reveals big flaw in NFL attempt at anthem policy
Jerry Jones refuses to comment on keeping his hat on for national anthem. It would be nice if the Dallas Cowboys owner would recognize his hypocrisy.         ... More >>

Alien abduction: 45 years after alleged UFO encounter, Mississippi man breaks his silence
Calvin Parker hopes to set record straight on his infamous alien abduction experience.         ... More >>

Twitter slams 'ignorant, disrespectful' Sam Smith over Michael Jackson comments
Adam Lambert posted a video while listening to “Human Nature” on a boat where Sam Smith can be heard saying: “I don’t like Michael Jackson."         ... More >>

When should seniors stop driving? Most never talk to anyone about giving up their car
Most elderly drivers never consult with a medical professional or family about their ability to drive safely, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.         ... More >>

GoFundMe page for fired FBI agent Peter Strzok raises $130,000 in 10 hours
A fundraising page launched by "Friends Of Special Agent Peter Strzok" seeks $150,000 to be help cover Strzok's "legal costs and his lost income."         ... More >>

Teens hooked by vaping: FDA weighing a ban on flavored e-cigarette liquids
Whether banning flavors would eliminate the lure of vaping for teens remains a big question. Some say the Juul brand attracts young vapers with its nicotine-packed products, easily hidden USB size and alluring social media presence.         ... More >>

Manslaughter charge filed in Florida's latest 'stand your ground' killing
The white gunman who shot an unarmed black man to death outside a Florida store was charged with manslaughter despite claiming self-defense.         ... More >>

President Trump fires back at 'wacky' Omarosa: 'Apprentice' tapes don't exist
President Donald Trump blasted former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, describing the onetime "Apprentice" star as "wacky."         ... More >>

Mother killed after jumping in front of a car to save children at Texas elementary school
An El Paso mother was killed by a car after she jumped in front of three children at Tippin Elementary School.         ... More >>

Ailing Aretha Franklin gets love from Beyoncé, Bill Clinton, more celebrities
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is reported to be gravely ill in a Detroit hospital, received messages of love and support from fans and celebs         ... More >>

A long-lost Marilyn Monroe nude scene has been discovered. Will it ever be released?
In 1961 Marilyn Monroe dropped a bed sheet and exposed her body while filming a love scene with Clark Gable in “The Misfits." The scene, deemed “unnecessary” by director John Huston, was cut from the film and believed to be destroyed — until now.     ... More >>

Mueller team rests in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort
The government rested its case Monday in the tax and bank fraud trial of Paul Manafort with testimony from a Chicago bank official who said the institution disregarded numerous “red flags” to grant the former Trump campaign chairman $16 million in loans in 2016.     ... More >>

Trump snubs John McCain in signing defense policy bill that bears senator's name
In signing a defense policy bill into law on Monday, President Donald Trump touted its price tag, its new military hardware and new raises for the troops. But he did not mention the person the bill was named for: Sen. John McCain.         ... More >>

'Crazy Rich Asians' cast makes history: 'This is bigger than all of us'
'Crazy Rich Asians' hits theaters Wednesday and is everything promised in its title: beautiful billionaires, private jets, jewels, exotic jaunts and closets full of couture. But what it also delivers is a wake-up call for Hollywood.         ... More >>

Autographed ball by inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame inductees sells for record price
SCP Auctions said Monday that it has sold for $623,369.         ... More >>

Houston restaurant owner apologizes after facing backlash over Jeff Sessions' photo
The co-owner of a Houston restaurant has came under fire after a photo of him and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions began circulating online.         ... More >>

Decomposing body found in pillar outside grocery store linked to fugitive in California
An odor coming from the pillar outside a Lancaster, California supermarket led to a disturbing discovery: a decomposing body linked to a lost suspect.         ... More >>

Pilot crashes plane into his own home in Utah with wife and boy inside, police say
Pilot Duane Youd flew a plane directly into his own home in Payson, Utah, while his wife and a boy were inside, police say, seemingly on purpose.         ... More >>

Former Maryland hoops standout Terrell Stoglin punts ball into stands, flips off crowd
Former Maryland basketball star Terrell Stoglin went on an epic on-court tirade during a game played in Venezuela.         ... More >>

George R.R. Martin reveals inspiration behind killing of 'Game of Thrones' characters
In a clip from PBS' “The Great American Read," George R.R. Martin, whose "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels were adapted into the hit HBO show, reveals who opened his eyes to the dramatic tension created by character deaths.         ... More >>

The top 25 markets for buying a vacation rental
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Unite the Right 2018 divides into 4 lessons
Charlottesville II shows weakness of white supremacy. Give DC police credit. Free speech wins in Lafayette Square. And public shaming thins alt-right.         ... More >>

Omarosa's tapes are concerning on a national security level ... but we still want to hear them: Today's talker
Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly recorded her firing. And while that brings national security concerns, we still want to hear it.         ... More >>

I was at the sad white supremacists gathering. It didn't fool me. Their movement is rising.
Don't be fooled by the sad display of two dozen white supremacists in front of the White House. Racists are on the rise in our country.         ... More >>

Charter schools want to share how they are helping more low-income students finish college
Charter schools have developed a way to help more low-income students finish college. Public schools need to get over themselves and learn from them.         ... More >>

Review: Spectacular 'Crazy Rich Asians' clinches a win for Hollywood representation
'Crazy Rich Asians' is a splendid rom-com adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling book, a win for representation in Hollywood and a star-making turn for Constance Wu.         ... More >>

Can Tiger Woods win 19 majors? Question is worth asking again
Given Tiger Woods' play at the PGA Championship and British Open, can he eclipse Jack Nicklaus’ all-time record of 18 major championships?         ... More >>

Long before his own nomination, Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh fought partisan battles over judges
One email that future Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh received at the White House in 2002 linked four people later nominated to the high court.         ... More >>

Lionel Richie says 'hello' to tech investing
Legendary entertainer is ready to start plugging Heal, the medical house calls company he's invested in three times, and is keen on artificial intelligence, and how it help songwriting. Richie has won Grammys and Oscars, and has been the recipient of the Kennedy Honors.     ... More >>

Remembering Marilyn Monroe on her 90th
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Happy Lefthanders Day! Here are some famous lefties
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Dramatic images as huge wildfires ravage California
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August's #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos
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Democrats, strategy and socialism: Today's Toon
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Mother gets apology from pastor after rebuke for breastfeeding inside her own church
'Of all the places, it is most hurtful when it comes from your own church, that you are going to cause guys to lust after you,' the Michigan woman said.         ... More >>

Anna Kendrick trolls Ryan Reynolds at 2018 Teen Choice Awards: 'In your face!'
The 'Pitch Perfect' star made sure to rub it in Ryan Reynolds' face that she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Twit, AKA voters' favorite Twitter personality.         ... More >>

Did Omarosa break the law by secretly taping her firing in White House Situation Room?
It's not entirely clear whether Omarosa's release of her secret tape of her firing in the White House Situation Room violated criminal law, but she probably should get a lawyer anyway.         ... More >>

New Jersey police rescue bride from flooded car on her wedding day
A wedding party was stuck in the massive flooding Saturday's storm unleashed in New Jersey.         ... More >>

Drenching rain, flooding wreaks havoc in Pennsylvania
Torrential rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate.         ... More >>

Angels score 4 runs in 10th inning, beat Padres 6-3
Kole Calhoun hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning and Justin Upton added a two-run homer to cap a four-run rally that carried the Los Angeles Angels past the San Diego Padres 6-3         ... More >>

Braves' Acuna leads off each half of doubleheader with homer
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LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak
LEADING OFF: Cano returns from suspension, Acuna on HR streak, Jansen working back, Cubs vs. Brewers, Verlander tries to bounce back         ... More >>

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '18: 6 players starring for losing teams
Football being, in many ways, the ultimate team game can make it difficult for good players to shine when the players around them are ... not so good         ... More >>

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