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New lives for old dogs

Prior to the year 2000 when a Military Working Dog was retired from service it was euthanized, but on Sept. 27, 2000, Congress passed "Robby's Law," which allows military dogs to be adopted once they retire.

'Shark Week' breaks records for Discovery

Shark Week still has plenty of bite.

Experimental Ebola drug on its way to Liberia

The government of Liberia says that sample doses of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp will be sent there to treat doctors who have contracted the deadly virus.

Comedian Robin Williams dead, sheriff says

Comedic actor Robin Williams died at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63.

The 'Harry Potter' movie Daniel Radcliffe can't stand

(CNN) -- Of the eight "Harry Potter" movies Daniel Radcliffe made, there's one in particular that sets his teeth on edge.

Federal judge spends night in jail after alleged domestic dispute

(CNN) -- A federal judge spent the night in an Atlanta jail after being charged with misdemeanor battery in an alleged domestic violence incident involving his wife.

'Death simulator' attraction to open in China

We've all wondered what it's like to die. Now there's a game that claims it can fulfill our curiosity, without actually killing us.

Trips to Disney/Vegas increase, signs of economic improvement

Visits to Disney World and Las Vegas are up, and so is the economy. Disney Theme Park revenue was up 8% during the second quarter. That's an indicator that more Americans are taking, and spending more, on their vacations.

More benefits from Aspirin

A new study suggests an aspirin a day may keep several types of cancer away. Researchers reported that taking low-dose aspirin for 10-years could cut the risk of colon, stomach or esophageal cancer in some cases by half.

Police in Missouri shoot and kill unarmed teen, incident sparks protests

Protests in Missouri around the death of an unarmed teen turned violent late Sunday.

Thousands of Yazidis rescued, Iraqi Human Rights Ministry spokesman says

(CNN) -- The U.S. military carried out a new series of airstrikes Sunday against ISIS targets in Iraq, while some 20,000 Yazidi Iraqis who had been trapped on Mount Sinjar were rescued and taken to the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Special Forces legend dies at 70

Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam prisoner of war and Special Forces legend Sgt. Maj. Jon R. Cavaiani lost his long battle with a bone marrow disorder, July 29, passing away at 70 years old, in Stanford, California.

NASCAR star Tony Stewart hits, kills other driver on track

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver who was walking on a track during a dirt-track race in upstate New York, authorities said early Sunday.

Accounts of college-bound Missouri teen's fatal shooting conflict

(CNN) -- A friend and witnesses say Missouri teen Michael Brown was unarmed and had his hands in the air when a Ferguson police officer shot and killed him, but that account is in dispute.

JetBlue plane evacuated after engine fire at San Juan airport, no injuries reported

(CNN) -- A JetBlue Airways flight departing from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was evacuated Saturday evening after one of its engines caught fire, according to a Federal Aviation Administration statement.