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  • Man facing disorderly conduct charge after urinating on former Ravens owner Art Modell’s grave

    Juliet Linderman, The Associated Press 0


    BALTIMORE – Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500

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  • FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others for his defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in St. Paul, Minn. Kyle wrote in his best-seller that he decked Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly said Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few." Ventura, a former SEAL and pro wrestler, testified Kyle fabricated the story. Kyle denied that in testimony videotaped before his death last year. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

    Jury awards ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in defamation suit over sniper memoir

    Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press 0


    ST. PAUL, Minn. – A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. The federal jury in St. Paul found Tuesday that the 2012 bestselling book libeled Ventura in describing a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he

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  • Activists say Syrian rebels have detonated bomb-packed tunnels in Aleppo, killing 13 troops

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    BEIRUT – Syrian activists say insurgents fighting to oust President Bashar Assad have detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 13 pro-government troops. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels detonated explosives Tuesday night in two tunnels, dug under the ancient quarter of the contested city

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  • Employees of a rat extermination company check out for rats in The Tuileries gardens of the Louvre Muesum in Paris, France, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Rats have been on the rampage on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Bold rats romp in broad daylight on grass of elegant Louvre Garden in Paris, scaring tourists

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    PARIS – Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site. The hot weather in Paris has brought out many picnicking visitors, whose garbage left in the garden is a feast for

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  • Chinese state media report heavy casualties in attack in northwestern Xinjiang region

    Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press 0


    BEIJING, China – A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday. Many other people were injured in the violence Monday in Shache county near the city

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  • Kerry: ‘No shred of evidence’ that Russia is urging Ukraine separatists to quell violence

    Lara Jakes, The Associated Press 0


    WASHINGTON – The United States says there’s been “no shred of evidence” that Russia is willing to help end the violence and bloodshed between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government in Kyiv. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a new warning Tuesday that the U.S. and European Union are prepared to slap

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  • Summary of NCAA head-injury settlement: What are the terms? What happens next?

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    A filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday notified a U.S. district judge that lawyers for former college athletes and the NCAA reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit after nearly a year of talks. Here’s a rundown: KEY TERMS: The NCAA will fund a $70 million program to test current and former athletes

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  • FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2009 file photo, Maine's Kyle Solomon (12) chases after New Hampshire's Kevin Kapstad, (5) during an NCAA college hockey game in Orono, Maine. Solomon is one of the plaintiffs in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael C. York, File)

    In their own words: Stories of athletes who are named in the NCAA head-injury lawsuit

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    Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced Tuesday. In all of the lawsuits combined, dozens of plaintiffs who said they suffered concussions playing contact sports in college are named. Here are some of their stories: Adrian Arrington, former Eastern Illinois football

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  • FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2009 file photo, Maine's Kyle Solomon (12) chases after New Hampshire's Kevin Kapstad, (5) during an NCAA college hockey game in Orono, Maine. Solomon is one of the plaintiffs in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael C. York, File)

    NCAA settles head-injury suit; agrees to $70M testing fund, implement common concussion rules

    Michael Tarm, The Associated Press 0


    CHICAGO – The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a US$70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling

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  • In this photo taken on Monday, July 28, 2014, people hang out in a street under a banner which warns people to be cautious about Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia. Two American aid workers in Liberia have tested positive for the virus and are being treated there. U.S. health officials said Monday that the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh)

    West African airline Asky suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak

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    LOME, Togo – The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it’s now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease. A statement from Asky Airlines said Tuesday that it was temporarily halting flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone. A man who boarded

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  • Shale gas protestors sentenced

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    Two shale gas demonstrators in last October’s violent protest near Rexton were sentenced today on several charges.

  • Artist’s foundation sues owner of NYC’s Chelsea Hotel, known as artist haven, over painting

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A foundation that safeguards pop artist Larry Rivers’ legacy says the owner of New York’s Chelsea Hotel has removed, and won’t return, a loaned painting that hung in the lobby. The Larry Rivers Foundation sued Tuesday, seeking the return of the canvas, “Dutch Masters.” A representative for Joseph Chetrit (cheh-TREET’), who

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  • Victoria doctor self-quarantines as two colleagues hit by Ebola in West Africa

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    VICTORIA – A British Columbia doctor has reportedly placed himself under a voluntary quarantine after returning from a trip to Africa to fight the Ebola virus. The humanitarian group Samaritan’s Purse tells CTV that Dr. Azaria Marthyman (ah-ZARE-ia MARTH-ee-man) returned to Vancouver Island from Liberia on Saturday. Two American aid workers, including one of Marthyman’s

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  • Canada plans new sanctions against Russia over aggression in Ukraine

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    OTTAWA – The federal government says it will impose new sanctions against Russia in coming days over Moscow’s support of rebel groups in Ukraine. In a statement, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s failure to cease backing armed rebels in eastern Ukraine constitutes a genuine threat to international peace and security. Last

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  • Man facing disorderly conduct charge after urinating on former Ravens owner Art Modell’s grave

    Juliet Linderman, The Associated Press 0


    BALTIMORE – Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500

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  • TV series moving some production from Israel to New Mexico

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    SANTA FE, N.M. – A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis says the USA Network series “Dig” filmed its pilot in Jerusalem but is moving in light of the recent unrest in Israel and

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  • Craig Premack, who was shot while riding on the Trans-Canada Highway at 1 a.m. during an overnight road cycling event near Spences Bridge, B.C., in June, shows where the bullet entered his forearm during a news conference at RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday July 29, 2014. Premack was taking part in the Cache Creek 600, a 600-kilometre, two-day cycling marathon from Pitt Meadows to Cache Creek. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    B.C. cyclist says he made tourniquet from pants to survive after being shot

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    SURREY, B.C. – A cyclist who was shot during an overnight race in British Columbia says he fought to survive by turning his pants into a tourniquet as blood flowed from his arm. Craig Premack was riding along Highway 1 just south of Spences Bridge on June 1 when a bullet entered his right forearm,

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  • FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others for his defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in St. Paul, Minn. Kyle wrote in his best-seller that he decked Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly said Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few." Ventura, a former SEAL and pro wrestler, testified Kyle fabricated the story. Kyle denied that in testimony videotaped before his death last year. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

    Jury awards ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in defamation suit over sniper memoir

    Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press 0


    ST. PAUL, Minn. – A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. The federal jury in St. Paul found Tuesday that the 2012 bestselling book libeled Ventura in describing a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he

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  • Michelin the cat weighed over 32 pounds when he was dropped off at the Greater Moncton SPCA

    Former fat feline no longer a pudgy puss

    Jason Chevrier 0


    Just under a year after he was surrendered to the Greater Moncton S-P-C-A weighing 34 pounds, Michelin the cat is practically a new feline.

  • Legal fallout begins for scrapped North American arena tour of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

    Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press 0


    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The abrupt cancellation of this summer’s North American arena tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” is apparently not being forgiven. The Really Useful Group, the London-based production company of “Superstar” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, said Tuesday that it was taking legal action against music and theatrical producer Michael Cohl for the “unilateral

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