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Don Pardo, 'Saturday Night Live' announcer, dies at 96

Don PardoLongtime Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday night in his Tucson, Arizona home. He was 96.

Pardo began working with NBC Radio in 1944, switched to television in the 1950s and semi-retired in 2004. He announced SNL's title, host, musical guest and cast members after the opening "Live from New York...." for 37 of the show's 38 seasons. Before becoming the voice of the late night comedy show, Pardo voiced The Price is Right from 1956 until 1963. He also voiced other game shows including Jeopardy!, Winning Streak and Jackpot!.

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3 relatives of Pope Francis killed in car accident

Pope FramcisThree relatives of Pope Francis were killed early Tuesday when a car driven by the pontiff's nephew collided with a truck carrying corn near Cordoba, Argentina.

The car driven by Horacio Bergoglio Emanuel, 38, rammed the back of the truck moving in the same direction on a mountain road near the town of James Craik shortly after midnight, the newspaper Clarin reports.

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Police come under gunfire, arrest 31 in Missouri racial unrest

Police arrest 31 in FergusonU.S. police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

Demonstrations, mostly peaceful but with spasms of violence by smaller groups, have flared since Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead while walking down a residential street on August 9.

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In Iraq, U.S. is spending millions to blow up captured American war machines

US blows up own tanksLast week was a weird one for American military hardware.

In the United States, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs), AR-15s and camouflage body armor all made an appearance on the streets of a suburb in the heartland, helping to give a tense situation the push needed to turn into a week of riots. American citizens in Ferguson, Missouri, feeling they were being occupied by a foreign army, rather than their friendly neighborhood cop on the beat.

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Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire

Cease fire ends after 72 hoursThe Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence that broke a temporary cease-fire and endangered negotiations in Egypt over ending the monthlong war between Israel and Hamas.

The fighting occurred some eight hours before a temporary truce was set to expire. Egypt had persuaded Israel and Egypt to extend the truce by 24 hours to give more times for the negotiations.

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Palestinian and Israeli talks in Cairo lead to 24-hour ceasefire extension

Gaza cease fire extendedIsraeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours on Monday night, as talks in Cairo struggled to secure a long-term deal to end the six-week conflict.

Long negotiations ended late on Monday night with the Palestinian delegation claiming the two sides were still some way from an agreement, and hinting that the ceasefire would not be extended again if a lasting truce still could not be finalised on Tuesday.

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100,000 Elephants Killed In 3 Years As Poaching Rates Climb In Africa, Study Finds

elephantPoachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.

Warnings about massive elephant slaughters have been ringing for years, but Monday's study is the first to scientifically quantify the number of deaths across the continent by measuring deaths in one closely monitored park in Kenya and using other published data to extrapolate fatality tolls across the continent.

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Patient info hacked, stolen from Community Health

Community helath hackedCommunity Health Systems Inc (CYH.N), one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients.

Security experts said the hacking group, known as "APT 18," may have links to the Chinese government.

"APT 18" typically targets companies in the aerospace and defense, construction and engineering, technology, financial services and healthcare industry, said Charles Carmakal, managing director with FireEye Inc's (FEYE.O) Mandiant forensics unit, which led the investigation of the attack on Community Health in April and June.

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A pregnant, suicidal rape victim fought Ireland's new abortion law. The law won

rape victim pregnant - Irish law winsThere is one thing that suicidal rape victims need: immediate assistance. But for one young woman in Ireland who was pregnant and seeking an abortion after reportedly being attacked, the only thing her government offered was the slow, bureaucratic violation of her humanity.

The unnamed woman, now 18, was reportedly raped as a minor and sought an abortion just eight weeks into her pregnancy. Even after experts found her to be suicidal – a prerequisite for abortion under a new Irish law – she was denied access to the procedure.

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