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  • Militants kill dozens in hours-long siege on Kenyan town

    A crowd of people gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match were among the targets of militants during a deadly five-hour siege on a small town on Kenya’s coast. Meshack Kimani said he was watching the game in a video hall in the town of...
  • Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed

    Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed
    Somali-linked Islamists have killed at least 50 people in a Kenyan coastal town, executing men in front of their families and killing others who had gathered to watch World Cup soccer on television. The al Shabaab group said on Monday that its commandos...
  • More teen boys working as babysitters

    More teen boys working as babysitters
    More teen boys are earning extra cash as baby sitters these days, according to the American Red Cross, which offers classes for sitters throughout the U.S. "This year, 9.3 percent of our enrolled students are boys, which is up from 8.7 percent from...
  • Wildfire in Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes

    A growing wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes, power lines and communication facilities in the area, officials said Monday. The Shirley fire, which is only 10% contained, has burned at least 2,200 acres in the...
  • Summer brings drowning dangers

    Summer brings drowning dangers
    The drownings of four young children in the Chicago area over the weekend were tragic reminders that the lure of the water, while a tempting antidote to the hot months to come, can bring danger to almost any setting. With summer upon us and temperatures...
  • Get the facts on hurricane readiness at Mount Dora program

    Get the facts on hurricane readiness at Mount Dora program
    MOUNT DORA — With hurricane season upon us, the W.T. Bland Public Library is putting on a hurricane-preparedness program at 6:30 p.m. July 22 to provide tips on how to be ready in case a storm threatens the area. The free event will be repeated at...
  • Church goes into action to help Philadelphia fire survivors

    Church goes into action to help Philadelphia fire survivors
    The day after fire ravaged a block and killed four children in Southwest Philadelphia, its cause remained undetermined as a local church opened its doors to comfort survivors, collect donations, and help an immigrant neighborhood begin to rebuild amid...
  • HU professor pens book on STEM education

    HU professor pens book on STEM education
    Hampton University education professor Clair Berube recently released a book about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that focuses on problem-based learning, according to a news release. The book, titled "STEM and the City,"...
  • House fire displaces 3 in downtown Newport News

    House fire displaces 3 in downtown Newport News
    Two adults and a teenager were displaced after a fire gutted their downtown Newport News home Saturday afternoon. Dispatchers received the call around 2:50 p.m. for a structure fire on the 600 block of 48th Street, said Battalion Chief Tom Phillips with...
  • Dog dead in Bethlehem blaze

    Dog dead in Bethlehem blaze
    Seven people were displaced and a dog died in a fire that damaged two homes on the 400 block of East Broad Street in Bethlehem Saturday afternoon. Fire Chief Robert Novatnack said Bethlehem firefighters could not pinpoint the origin of the blaze, which...
  • Four children die in Philadelphia fire

    Four children die in Philadelphia fire
    Four children were killed early Saturday when a fire that apparently started on a porch spread quickly to neighboring rowhouses in Southwest Philadelphia, engulfing eight of them in flames, officials said. The victims were identified as twin 4-year-old...