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Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of a shooting Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Spring, Texas. A Harris County Sheriff's Office statement says precinct deputy constables were called to a house about 6 p.m. Wednesday and found two adults and three children dead. Another child later died at a hospital. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

6 dead, 4 children, in Houston area shooting

A car chase led to a tense hours-long standoff between Texas authorities and a man who is suspected of shooting seven people and killing six of those people in a domestic dispute.  According to KRIV, the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon in a Harris County Subdivision. Local authorities say the suspect is ...

FILE - In this June 14, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat forward LeBron James responds to a question during a media availability for the NBA basketball finals in San Antonio. A person familiar with the deals says the Cavaliers have agreed to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller, moves that can help their pursuit of LeBron James by clearing salary cap space. The Cavs have agreements with the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, according to the person who spoke Wednesday, July 9, 2014, to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because teams are not permitted to discuss any trades until the league's moratorium ends Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Amusement park to LeBron James: Return to Cleveland, get 'King James' roller coaster

How is this for a signing bonus? Cedar Point, a sister amusement park to Kings Island, has pledged to name a roller coaster after LeBron James if he goes back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “Hey @KingJames - come back to the @cavs and we’ll rename one of our coasters, “King ...


Police: Boy, 4, brutally beaten for misspelling name

A metro Atlanta man is in jail after neighbors said he beat a 4-year-old because the boy didn't spell his name correctly. Anthony Burgess, who made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon, asked for a court-appointed lawyer and remains in jail. Police said he beat his girlfriend's son with a ...

Rescued baby birds and their knitted nests

WildCare, a wild animal hospital and nature education center in San Rafael has asked for knitters to craft nests that mimic baby birds’ naturally warm habitats. Every year, the facility cares for 800‐1000 orphaned baby birds during the months of May through August. Their baby bird patients need “homes” and ...

10ThingstoSeeSports - Men play soccer on the beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Fortaleza is one of many cities hosting the World Cup soccer tournament this month. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Photos: 10 things to see in sports

Here's a look at some of the defining moments, game-changing plays, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Teacher Natunya Brown reads a story to pre-K students after their naptime Wednesday. Lead teacher James Hollifield and assistant Carletta Johnson listen in. Georgia's popular, lottery funded pre-kindergarten program is paying off for 4-year-olds, giving them a leg-up on counting and six other skills they need for school, according to a study released on Wednesday. Researchers at UNC Chapel Hill's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute found students who completed Georgia pre-k and were headed to kindergarten performed better on seven of 10 school readiness skills than students of the same age who were just entering the program.

Your reading genes are also your math genes: Study

Good at reading? Well, you're probably good at math then, too. (Via Getty Images) That's according to a group of scientists who say around 50 percent of the genes that affect reading also affect math skills. Researchers looked at 12-year-old children, including twins, from nearly 2,800 British families and had them take a series of tests. ...

CORRECTS AGE - U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 32, from Chicago is carried on a stretcher after being gored on his right leg by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  A journalist and author, Hillmann is a veteran San Fermin runner and has written many pieces about the festival. The injury was said to be serious but his life was not in any danger. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/M.J. Arranz)

American author gored at Spain's Pamplona festival

An American who co-authored the book "Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona" became one of their victims Wednesday when he was one of two men gored at the festival. Bill Hillmann, a 32-year-old from Chicago and a longtime participant in the nine-day Pamplona street party, was gored twice ...

FILE - This Nov. 2013 file photo shows Schlitterbahn's new Verrückt speed slide/water coaster in Kansas City, Kan. After three delays, the water slide - the world's tallest - is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, June 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Jill Toyoshiba, File)

Photos: Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan.

FILE - This March 12, 2014, file photo shows a drone flown by Brian Wilson, landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and breathtaking videos of Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons and sweeping skyline photos suggest that the restrictions are being widely flouted. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George Washington Bridge. Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about ...

Woman Realizes Her Home Was Once That Of A Serial Killer

Woman Realizes Her Home Was Once That Of A Serial Killer

While watching a documentary on serial killers, a woman in Missouri realized she was living in the same house in which a murderer killed his victims.

Naked man high on LSD breaks into home, recites scripture

A naked man who admitted to being high on LSD crashed through a Seattle home and began reciting scripture. Seattle police said a family was asleep inside their home in the 400 block of Lake Washington Boulevard East in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday when they heard ...

Alleged prostitute charged with manslaughter in heroin death of Google exec

A woman police describe as a high-end prostitute has been charged with manslaughter after allegedly injecting heroin into a tech executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz last November, then leaving him to die when he overdosed. Alix Tichelman, 26, of Folsom, also faces drug and prostitution charges. She is being ...

President Obama Offered a 'Hit' of Marijuana in Denver

President Obama Offered a 'Hit' of Marijuana in Denver

During a July 8 trip to Denver, Colo., President Obama was offered “a hit” of marijuana and shook hands with an individual wearing a horse-head mask.

Frontier Airlines Pilot Buys 30 Pizzas On Own Dime For Stranded Passengers

Frontier Airlines Pilot Buys 30 Pizzas On Own Dime For Stranded Passengers

Passengers aboard a stranded Frontier Airlines flight were treated to an impromptu pizza party Monday night, after the pilot bought more than 30 pizzas, on his own dime, for the flight's passengers.

FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, General Mills Chairman & CEO Kendall Powell, second from right, joins in applause as he rings the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday opening bell, July 8, 2014. The Minneapolis-based company, which last month announced a cost-cutting plan that will include a review of its manufacturing plants, is working to adapt its offerings as it grapples with the changing eating habits of Americans. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales. The Minneapolis-based company is doing things like adding more cinnamon to its Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and rolling out fiber-packed "better for you" cookies to boost the performance of its brands, ...

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