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Top News: Lifestyle

Man drowns after trying to rescue boy from river

The family of Michael Lumahang identified him as the man who drowned while he was trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River.

Introducing the Rice Bucket Challenge

A woman from India had an answer for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Her challenge has been dubbed the Rice Bucket Challenge.

Op-Ed: CA winner takes Mega Millions jackpot, players buy tickets online

On Friday, winning numbers were drawn for Mega Millions' $180 million jackpot, one of this year's largest prizes for the U.S. multi-state lottery. On August 22, the draw yielded the following combination: 5, 31, 34, 41, 74, 3 with megaplier 5x.

Former mining town of Bradian, B.C., up for sale

Bralorne - Bradian, a small town in British Columbia, is about 70 miles north of Whistler, B.C. and it is for sale. For just under $1 million, someone can own Bradian.

Monkey's selfie can't be copyrighted, U.S. regulators say

A selfie taken by a monkey can't be copyrighted, according to United States regulators. In so doing, the regulators determined a monkey, or any other animal that takes a picture of itself does not own the copyright.

Op-Ed: Toronto let's go spend at the Exhibition! Special

Toronto - Every year over 1 million people visit Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition, known to locals as The Ex. Those visitors will open their wallets for great buys at the shopping areas, food vendors and to enjoy the carnival midway.

Supreme Court puts hold on Virginia same-sex marriages

Without an explanation or a release of the vote totals, the U.S. Supreme Court today has stayed a ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Virginia to marry beginning on Thursday morning.

Pay for transport or phone credit by recycling bottles in Beijing

Beijing - A new system introduced in Beijing is allowing people to get free phone card rebates or passes to public transport in exchange for simply recycling a used drinks bottle.

Springfield Preppers & Patriots expo draws visitors

The Preppers & Patriots expo in Springfield this weekend is attracting a large turnout from people who wish to learn how to prepare themselves for a future emergency.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey marches in Ferguson protests

Ferguson - Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and the first person to send out a tweet from Twitter, has been using Twitter to provide updates live from the ground at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Homosexuality still listed as 'chronic problem' alleges lawsuit

Los Angeles - Matthew Moore is suing his doctor and his medical network after they allegedly ignored his complaint about notations in his medical records indicating that he was suffering from homosexual behavior.

Op-Ed: California's first woman rebel, sought to reclaim native lands Special

San Gabriel - Move over Pocahontas, Sacagawea, there is another native American that left her mark on American history. Few know of California's first woman rebel, Toypurina. Some scholars say she should be more prominent in the history book spotlight.

24 rescued from roller coaster after being stuck for 5 hours

On Sunday, 17 adults and seven children visiting a Six Flags park found themselves sitting in a roller coaster that would not move for hours and hours.

Op-Ed: Parents cannot protect kids from sex by censoring books

Fremont - "Your Health Today" is at the center of a controversy on how much children should learn about sex from textbooks. While the amount of information it gives is significant, caring parents are a bit misguided in sharing it.

White students to no longer be majority in U.S. public schools

Public schools in the United States are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, which is a first.

Family gets stuck at top of Ferris wheel as park begins to close

The Riggs-Long family found themselves stuck at the top of a Ferris wheel ride when employees were closing down the park.

Op-Ed: Writer says, 'this is not the San Francisco I fell in love with' Special

San Francisco - More than just keeping an eye open looking out for fires a top of Mt. Barnaby near Mount Tamalpais in his spare time, volunteer look-out and retired writer Larry Levy views his beloved San Francisco in a much different way today.

After almost 62 years a married couple passes away together

Bakersfield - Don and Maxine Simpson had what anyone would call a lasting relationship. After 61 years and a few months of marriage both passed away together, within four hours of each other.

Selfie and bromance among words added to Scrabble dictionary

A new Scrabble dictionary will be published on August 11, and it will include words such as bromance, selfie, hashtag and fracking.
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