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Police chief's son arrested after allegedly pointing gun at detectives

The son of Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald was arrested after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at detectives, according to court documents.

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Golan Heights

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U.N. peacekeepers under fire on Golan Heights

United Nations peacekeepers were attacked on the Golan Heights on Saturday, even as U.N. officials said they were working to gain the release of dozens of others detained by Islamist fighters.

The United Nations did not identify who carried out the a...

Michael Sam, NFL preseason debut

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Rams waive openly gay player Michael Sam

The St. Louis Rams announced Saturday that Michael Sam, who made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has been waived and did not make the team's final 53-man roster.

Sam, an All-American defensive end who played for the ...

Ukraine army serviceman

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EU leader: New sanctions to be proposed

A top European Union official said Saturday that new sanctions will be proposed within a week against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sounded like he can't wait that long.

"I think we are very close to the ...

London, Parliament, Westminster

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London busy after UK raises threat level

The United Kingdom may have raised its terror threat level, but the streets of London don't appear to be fazed.

Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana

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Lesotho Prime Minister alleges coup attempt

An attempted military coup took place in the remote and mountainous nation of Lesotho on Saturday, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said in an interview aired by South African broadcaster eNCA.

"In my political life, it was not the first time that I saw...

Police patrol car

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Police: Missing UK boy found in Spain

A 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor who was removed from a British hospital, starting an intense international search, has been found in Spain with his parents, the Hampshire Constabulary posted on its Facebook page late Saturday.

The search for Ashya...

Nawaz Sharif

Reuters

Pakistan PM won't resign amid protests

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is vowing to stay put despite protests against his government that have enveloped the nation's capital.

On Saturday, police fired tear gas on protesters after thousands of them threatened to march on the Prime Min...

Sinkhole, National Corvette Museum

National Corvette Museum

Corvette museum won't keep sinkhole after all

The virtual cathedral for one of America's most revered cars will reluctantly fill a monster sinkhole that brought it both pain and gain.

Ebola, West Africa blurb

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Two medical workers recover from Ebola

Two more medical workers have survived Ebola.

Hassan Rouhani

CNN

Rouhani calls sanctions against Iran illegal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called new U.S. penalties against firms violating sanctions against Iran illegal and a crime against humanity, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Ed O'Bannon, New Jersey Nets

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College-athlete pay case nearly didn't happen

College football is changing. About half of the players who put on pads and helmets this weekend will have the opportunity to make money from their sport before they graduate.

Nicaragua miners saved

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Nicaragua: 20 trapped miners freed

Rescuers freed 20 workers from a mine in Nicaragua late Friday, dozens of hours after it collapsed and buried them underground, authorities said.

Five to eight miners remain trapped in the mine near Bonanza in the northern mountains, first lady Rosari...

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On this day: August 29

Michael Jackson in Brunei

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American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

Peek inside the weird world of Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty float

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Japanese comic company Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty and Friends, recently dropped a bombshell on Hello Kitty's fans by revealing that she is not, in fact, a kitty, but rather a perpetual third-grade girl named Kitty White, the daughter of George and Mary White, who lives just outside of London, England. Take a look inside the weird world of the international phenomenon.

On this day: August 28

Martin Luther King, I Have A Dream speech

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Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.

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