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Car Plows Through Crowd of 'Zombies' at Comic-Con
One woman suffered a broken arm, police said
As U.S. Begins Crude Exports, It Faces Awkward Rivalry With Iran
The U.S. is starting to export oil from its fracking boom, but selling to Asia might prove difficult
The Untimely Death of World Traveler Harry Devert
Harry Devert, a New Yorker murdered in Mexico at age 32, was a world traveler and celebrator of life
Hey Congressman! Not All Americans Are White
Both officials are U.S. citizens who were introduced at the hearing by their titles
Republicans Might Try to Impeach Obama, White House Aide Says
A top White House adviser said on Friday Republicans might try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy
John Kerry: We Are Working Out 'Terminology' of Seven-Day Gaza Ceasefire
“Both the Israelis and the Palestinians deserve and need to lead normal lives," Kerry said.
Facebook is Making Mark Zuckerberg Richer and Richer
A surge in Facebook stock has made the 30-year-old CEO the world’s 16th richest person
Wikipedia Blocks U.S. House for ‘Disruptive Editing’
House staffers' edits about lizardmen and Cuban spies resulted in a 10-day blanket block
Safety Violations Alleged at McDonald’s Meat Supplier
Food safety scandal surrounding McDonald’s No. 1 meat supplier spreads stateside, as workers allege widespread violations at OSI’s West Chicago plant as well
Here's How You End Up on the Watchlist for Terrorists
The Intercept exposes a document detailing how capriciously the government flags individuals for no-fly lists
Four Reporters Said to be Detained in Iran
It's not immediately clear why a group of journalists was arrested in Tehran
Germany Pushes Back Against U.S. and British Spying
Germany will look into all foreign spying agencies operating on their own soil
The Spy Software You Didn’t Know Was Tracking You
New tracking software allows some of the Web’s top sites to skirt privacy software.
More Plagiarism, This Time from a U.S. Senator
Sen. John Walsh copied and paraphrased without citing, the New York Times found
#AskNewsweek Twitter Chat: Border Crisis
During our first #AskNewsweek, reporter Karla Zabludovsky discussed with readers her cover story about the immigration crisis at the border.
House Committee Votes to Authorize Obama Lawsuit
The lawsuit, if approved by the full House, would focus on Obama's actions in implementing his landmark healthcare law known as "Obamacare"
With an Eye on 2016, Ryan Unveils Plan to Fight Poverty
Ryan plan would shift focus from Federal aid and gives states more autonomy in managing programs
Man Says Southwest Airlines Threatened to Boot Him Off Flight for Mean Tweet
Minnesota father of two Duff Watson was upset after a flight attendant told him his children could not board early with him
Occupy Leader Marisa Holmes Files Lawsuit Against New York City
Holmes claims the NYPD arrested her for filming the collar of a “pepper-spray cop,” in violation of her constitutional rights
In Arizona Execution, Murderer Took 90 Minutes to Die
The botched Arizona execution is the third this year in the United States, fueling concerns about the drugs used to kill convicted criminals
In Texas, a Surge of Migrants Also Means a Surge of Dead Bodies
When skeletal remains are found on a Texas ranch, Corinne Stern’s job is to identify the body
Photos: In Texas, Migrants' Paths Go Through Ranches
Ranchers in Brooks County complain of property damage and trash left behind by the migrants. They also die on them.
Cuomo Under Investigation by Feds for Shuttering Corruption Commission
A three-month investigation by The New York Times reveals a pattern of interference by the governor’s office
De Blasio Administration Vows to Stop NYC 'Poor Doors'
City Hall is looking to change New York's zoning laws
Bad AP Malaysia Airlines Tweet Makes Newsrooms Panic
This is why news outlets need copy-editors
Mike Bloomberg Jets to Israel to Prove It's Safe
The former New York City Mayor called U.S. flight restrictions "a mistake"
Slap on Wrist for Montana Judge over Child Rape Case
Montana judge whose light sentence for child rapist sparked outrage will be back on the bench in 30 days
As Washington stalls on immigration reform, some ranchers in Texas are taking matters into their own hands
Perdue Painted as Another Romney
Democrats say Georgia’s GOP Senate nominee is just like Mitt
A Family's Lost Love Letters, a Stranger, and a History Revealed
The love affair between Sally Rudolph and Charles Brand, full of tenderness and perseverance and longing, was for one family the greatest story never told
Protesters Arrested at America's First Tar Sands Mine
Meanwhile, Canada has been heavily mining the Alberta region for tar sands for several years. The consequences are piling up.
Judges at Odds Over Legality of Obamacare Subsidies
The conservative Supreme Court may ultimately have to decide whether states alone can provide cheaper healthcare
New Details on the Boston Bomber From a Friend's Trial
Tazhayakov’s case has brought to light some new details about Tsarnaev himself, who will begin trial for 30 charges in November.
Cop Who Choked New York Man Had History of Complaints
The City paid $30,000 in a 2013 settlement stemming from Pantaleo's behavior
Israel PM Buys Pro-Israeli Tweets
Israel takes Gaza fighting to social media with pro-Israeli promotional tweets
U.S. Report Points to Pro-Russia Rebels Downing Plane
The State Department outlines the evidence for asserting Russia is to blame for the shooting down of Malaysian jet
Perry to Deploy National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border
As the governor moves to deploy National Guard troops, Texas Democrats fear a “militarization” of the border
Obama to Putin: Help at the Crash Site—Or Else
The president lays the blame for the deaths and the cover-up on the Russian leader.
With 92% of Coal Ash Still Coating North Carolina River Bed, Duke Energy Declares Cleanup Complete
State regulators say trying to further clean up would do more harm than good
With Judicial Nominations Held Up, Justice Comes Slowly
States with Republican senators have some of the longest delays for trial due to a shortage of judges
John Kerry to Meet With Egyptian Officials Over Gaza
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to push Hamas to accept a cease-fire and end the fighting
40 Shootings Over the Weekend in Chicago
At least four died in another outbreak of deadly gun violence in the city
Quora Question: How Has the U.S. Military Grown to Such a Massive Size?
"I am not saying that US doesn't spend a whole lot, but that most don't understand why," Jon Davis, a sergeant of Marines and Iraq veteran writes
45th Anniversary of Man Walking on the Moon
The now-legendary crew of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins left the planet on July 16, 1969 and arrived on the Moon four days later
Quora Question: How Important Are Women’s Reproductive Rights to Voters?
"Why we are still debating this is simply beyond me. Women should have access to birth control. Period," writes a Quora reader
CDC Smallpox and Anthrax Mishaps Signal Other Potential Dangers
A recent congressional hearing laid bare numerous safety problems within the U.S.’s federal laboratories.
D.C. Decriminalizes Marijuana, But Congress May Halt Future Legalization Efforts
Washington D.C. drops fine for possession of small amounts of marijuana to $25 in an effort to alleviate racial bias in arrests
Washington State Wildfire Destroys 100 Homes, Hundreds Evacuated
The fire destroyed homes in and around the town of Pateros, 120 miles northeast of Seattle
First Case of Chikungunya Virus Reported in Florida
The mosquito-borne virus has already infected about 350,000 and killed more than 20 people in the Caribbean and South and Central America
After U.S. Deportation, a Honduran Mother and Daughter's Uncertain Fate
Mother and daughter, who had fled rampant violence in the Honduran city of Tegucigalpa, returned to a situation even more precarious than the one they had left
Obama to Sign Order Monday Barring Federal Discrimination Against Gays
Officials told reporters on Friday that Obama's move would update two previous orders about discrimination already on the books
Photos: Standing on the Moon
On July 20, "with one small step," Neil Armstrong made history, becoming the first person to set foot on the moon
Some U.S. Publishers Say No Thanks to Kindle Unlimited
Amazon announced today that it would offer a monthly ebook subscription service. But many of the country's largest publishing houses say they won't participate
Missile Brought Down MH17, Obama Says
President Barack Obama says Putin had the power to stop fighting in Ukraine, but chose not to
No Firing Squad for CIA in German Spy Fiasco
No punishment likely for any spy agency officials for diplomatically disastrous spying on Germany
Hobby Lobby Owners Hope to Save America With New Bible Museum
The evangelical Christian family in talks to build massive Bible museum in Washington, D.C.