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  1. Have wife will carry: Couples vie in wife-carrying contest

    Dozens of participants are vying for cash _ and beer _ in the North American Wife Carrying…
  2. Emergency workers in London after car hits pedestrians

    London police say emergency services are outside the Natural History Museum in London after a car struck pedestrians. Police say a number of people have been injured and one person has been detained at the…
  3. Thousands demand Spanish, Catalan leaders negotiate

    Thousands rallied in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday in a last-ditch call for both Spanish and Catalan leaders to stave off a national crisis amid Catalonia's imminent threat to secede from the rest of…
  4. Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school

    An unusual smell prompted an evacuation and a hazardous materials response at a Baltimore high school. Fire officials discovered the source of the smell was a pumpkin spice air…
  5. Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies; former president was 83

    IRBIL, Iraq — As he stepped into office in 2005 to become Iraq’s first Kurdish president, Jalal Talabani told his followers, “I am casting off my Kurdish clothes and wearing Iraqi ones instead. You must accept that.” It was a…
  6. Canada pays indigenous people taken from their homes

    The Canadian government has agreed to pay compensation to indigenous people who were taken from their homes and adopted into non-indigenous…
  7. States declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

    Tropical Storm Nate gained force as it sped toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Forecasters said it was likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the…
  8. Doomsday prepper sends all of his food to Puerto Rico

    A New Jersey man doomsday prepper is donating all of his stored food to families affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto…