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home : news : u.s. news July 22, 2014

The week in 32 photos
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Look at me! 14 selfies of the week
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Outrage over chokehold death
Staten Island man Eric Garner was being detained by police when he was forced to the ground by an officer in a chokehold. Garner, a 350-lb asthmatic, soon after died from a heart attack en route to the hospital. ... More >>


13,000-year-old teen was American
A teenage girl may have gotten lost in a cave looking for water, nearly 13,000 years ago. Naia, as she's known today, likely fell to her death in a deep, dark pit. ... More >>


Want the moon? Apollo auction open
If you have some disposable income and want to own a piece of aviation or space-exploration history, now's your chance. ... More >>


Will Elon Musk fund Tesla museum?
Inventor Nikola Tesla may have died alone and broke, but he has powerful friends who want to preserve his legacy. ... More >>


Who will speak for MH17 victims?
The front-page headline put it plainly: "MURDERERS," it accused in huge capital letters, trying to capture the national mood in the Netherlands during a time of grief and anger. ... More >>


After Dodd-Frank, system still broken
Four years after its enactment, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law is not working, Rep. Patrick McHenry says ... More >>


Big Tobacco just got bigger
Robin Koval says that if cigarettes were introduced today, they'd never be approved for market. So the merging of two Big Tobacco companies feels like a throwback to a tobacco-happy past. ... More >>


Democrats afraid of inequality?
Julian Zelizer says President Obama called inequality the "defining challenge" of our time but hasn't followed through. ... More >>


James Garner: 'Like, Zen, man'
Gene Seymour says the 'Rockford Files' actor worked the persona of the principled coward, charming audiences whenever he showed up on the big or small screen ... More >>


Marines test new assault vehicle
Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it's unquestionably all cool. ... More >>


Widow wins $23B in smoking lawsuit
A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in damages in her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said. ... More >>


Mom swaps death row for jail cell
A Mississippi woman whose death sentence was overturned has been moved from state prison to county jail, where she will await a new trial, authorities say. ... More >>


Summer rewind to 1974
By the time the summer of 1974 rolled around, America was ready for a break. Here's why. ... More >>


Why we're in a 'one-piece moment'
"Less is more" has reigned at the beach and the neighborhood pool when it comes to swimwear ever since the popularization of the bikini in the 20th century. ... More >>


Sweet, sad story behind this photo
A grieving father turns to Reddit for help remembering his 6-week-old daughter. ... More >>


Dad: I beat son's molester
A father in Daytona Beach, Florida, called 911 early Friday morning to report that when he found someone sexually abusing his 11-year-old son, he beat the assailant until he was "nice and knocked out" for police to apprehend. ... More >>


Outrage over NYC chokehold death
Staten Island man Eric Garner was being detained by police when he was forced to the ground by an officer in a chokehold. Garner, a 350-lb asthmatic, soon after died from a heart attack en route to the hospital. ... More >>


Calif. man wanted to join ISIS?
A 20-year-old California man who told authorities he wanted to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been arrested, according to federal documents. ... More >>


Widow wins $23B in tobacco suit
A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in damages in her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said. ... More >>


Sinkhole spurs evacuations
A massive sinkhole in Spring Hill, Florida led to the evacuation of several nearby residents. CNN affiliate WTSP reports. ... More >>


47 shot, 5 dead in Chicago
After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence. ... More >>


Huge sinkhole sparks evacuations in Florida
A massive sinkhole in Spring Hill, Florida led to the evacuation of several nearby residents. Bay News 9 reports. ... More >>


Rick Perry to send 1,000 National Guard to border
As tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed the Southern Border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 guard troops to help secure the border, according to a person with knowledge of the plans in the governor's office. ... More >>


Rights group accuses U.S. of abuses in terror cases
The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror investigations, an international human rights group alleges. ... More >>


California man arrested, said he wanted to join ISIS
A 20-year-old California man who told authorities he wanted to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been arrested, according to federal documents. ... More >>


'Patriot' actress Skye McCole Bartusiak dead at 21
Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson's youngest daughter in "The Patriot," died Saturday at her home in Houston, her mother said Sunday. She was 21. ... More >>


5,000 gallons of diesel spill after 2 trains collide in Wisconsin
Two trains collided in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday night, causing 5,000 gallons of diesel to spill, a fire official said. ... More >>


New York man dies after chokehold by police
Staten Island man Eric Garner was being detained by police when he was forced to the ground by an officer in a chokehold. Garner, a 350-lb asthmatic, soon after died from a heart attack en route to the hospital. ... More >>


WIldfires: Million acres burning, bad air warnings
Nearly a million acres were burning as 21 wildfires raged in the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, fire officials said. ... More >>


Police: 25-pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family
A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and sometimes resorted to eating insects he caught on the back porch, authorities said. ... More >>


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