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Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

ESPN.com

UNC report: 18 years of rampant academic fraud

For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

New White House fence jumper

David Catrett/CNN

White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs.

"Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said.

The Secret Service identified the man as Dominic Adesany...

Royals game 3 win ALCS

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Royals ride five-run inning to Game 2 rout

Salvador Perez hit a two-run double and Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

Former Blackwater guard Nick Slatten CENTER

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq shooting

After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square.

Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team's sniper, was found guilty of...

Kevin VIckers CAN Sgt at Arms

Parliament of Canada

Canadian official hailed as 'hero'

As sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons, Kevin Vickers is accustomed to being in the middle of big things.

But never before like this.

Members of parliament, the press and the public hailed the 58-year-old Vickers on Wednesday after he reporte...

Canada War Memorial crime scene

REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian victim remembered for smile, heart

Nathan Cirillo was the strong, smiling type.

The Canadian army reservist could look the part of intimidating soldier, the way that his abundant muscles filled out his uniform. But his Instagram and Facebook page and recollections shared online suggest...

Michael Brown

Ferguson protest tense; autopsy info leaked

Ferguson police and protesters clashed on Wednesday night after tensions escalated during a scheduled demonstration, part of the Ferguson October movement.

Between 100 and 150 protesters marched from the corner of Canfield Drive and Florissant Avenue...

Canadian PM Harper briefed on attacks

REUTERS/Deb Ransom/PMO/Handout via Reuters

Canada PM: Soldier slain 'in cold blood'

First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada's capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country's Parliament minutes later.

Deadly Jerusalem wreck

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Baby dies after car hits people in Jerusalem

A Palestinian man rammed his car into commuters waiting at a light rail stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding several other people, Israeli police said.

Darren Vann

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Who is Darren Deon Vann?

Darren Deon Vann was no stranger to police.

Even before police caught up with him this weekend, Vann's record was well-established. He had gone to jail at least twice before on felony convictions. But -- if authorities are to be believed -- his time b...

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Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack

Ottawa, Canada shooting

Peter Henderson

A soldier and one of the shooters are dead following attacks at multiple locations in Canada.

Richest British celebs under 30

Daniel Radcliffe file

Reuters

British entertainment magazine Heat has published its annual list of the richest British celebrities under 30. Take a look at the rankings.

Americans detained abroad

Jeffrey Fowle at home

CNN

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

15 of history’s deadliest disease outbreaks

Deadliest outbreaks

Throughout history, hundreds of millions of lives have been lost to epidemics and pandemics.  Here are 15 of the deadliest.

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