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July 22, 2014
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Court rules D.C. man who spent 26 years in prison was wrongfully convicted
2014-07-22 - - A District of Columbia Superior Court on Monday exonerated a man who spent 26 years in prison for a 1982 murder he did not commit.

German players damage World Cup replica trophy
2014-07-20 - - A replica of the World Cup trophy was damaged by Germany's players amid wild celebrations in Berlin after their finals win over Argentina at the Maracana last week. DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach said a piece of the trophy "was chipped off".

Chokeholding NYPD cop, EMS volunteers relieved over deadly arrest
2014-07-20 - - A New York Police Department officer was relieved Saturday after he allegedly choked to death a man he was trying to arrest on Thursday while four EMS volunteers who allegedly failed to perform CPR on the victim after he passed out were placed on modified duty.

Appeals court postpones execution of AZ killer over lethal injection drug source, executioner
2014-07-20 - - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday postponed the Wednesday execution of an Arizona death convict until the source of the lethal injection drug to be used on him and the qualification of the executioner in administering it are revealed.

Self-driving car, smartwatch new tech tools for finding, selling listings
2014-07-17 - - Self-driving cars and smartwatches are among the new technologies that can help buyers and brokers alike to easily survey properties and find leads.

New marijuana law takes effect in D.C.
2014-07-16 - - A new law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in the capital takes effect on Thursday with D.C. police only fining those found holding an ounce or less of the weed $25 and confiscating the drug.

U.S. starts deporting illegal immigrants, bill on fast immigration hearing filed
2014-07-15 - - Forty Honduran adults and children who recently crossed the Texas border were deported on Monday as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started sending home some 82,000 illegal immigrants from Central America.

Atheist group flies swastika banner over Coney Island
2014-07-14 - - An atheist group flew a swastika banner over beaches in Coney Island and parts of Long Island on Saturday angering some residents and politicians.

Body found in Mexico may be missing New Yorker motorbiking to World Cup
2014-07-14 - - DNA test will be done on remains recently found by the side of a Mexico road to determine if it belongs to a New Yorker who went missing in January while traveling by motorbike to Brazil for the World Cup event.

Stolen car, bus collide in IN killing carjacker, injuring 19 passengers
2014-07-14 - - A stolen car and a Greyhound bus collided on I-70 in Indiana Sunday killing a carjacker and injuring 19 passengers.

UA flight with cabin odor lands in Midway atoll
2014-07-13 - - A United Airlines Hawaii-Guam flight with 348 passengers made an emergency landing in the remote Pacific island of Midway on Friday night after electrical odor filled its cabin.

Houston massacre suspect charged with multiple murder
2014-07-10 - - The man who shot seven people at a suburban Houston home killing six on Wednesday night will be arraigned Friday on a charge of multiple murder.

Germany asks U.S. spy chief to leave
2014-07-10 - - The German government on Thursday asked the representative of the CIA at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to leave the country.

State to Pay Millions in Wrongful Conviction Case
2014-07-10 - NEW YORK CITY, NY - Nineteen years ago, a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge sentenced Jabbar Collins to a prison term of 34-years-to-life for the murder of Abraham Pollack, a Brooklyn rabbi shot dead in the hallway of his apartment building.Today, Collins is scheduled to appear before a different judge and receive much different news.

SGX aims for more share investors with stock market game
2014-07-10 - - The Singapore Stock Exchange continues to run a contest using a game app to encourage more locals to invest in the stock market.

Hooker detained, charged for Google exec's heroin overdose death
2014-07-09 - - The suspect in the death of a Google executive last year appeared in court on Wednesday facing charges of manslaughter, transporting drugs and destroying evidence.

Texas home shooting incident kills 5, wounds pair
2014-07-09 - - Five people were shot dead and two were wounded in a shooting at a Harris County, Texas home on Wednesday.

Roller coaster derails after hitting fallen tree branch, leaves riders dangling
2014-07-08 - - Six people were hurt when a roller coaster at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Santa Clarita, California hit a tree branch that fell on the track and partially derailed on Monday night.

Germany seeks U.S. response to spy mole
2014-07-07 - - Germany is demanding Washington's explanation to its alleged spying on a parliamentary investigation of U.S. intelligence operations in the country after the arrest Wednesday of a suspected mole in the Federal Intelligence Service.

CA lifeguard, 2 ID men drowned while rescuing swimmer, boy
2014-07-07 - - A lifeguard in Newport Beach, California and two Idaho men drowned while rescuing drowning victims over the weekend.

FAA cracks down on drone use by realtors
2014-07-04 - - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned real estate brokers against using drones in taking photos of properties they sell without a permit from the agency.

Judge denies bond to dad charged with murder for leaving son inside hot car
2014-07-04 - - The father of a toddler who died inside a hot car in Georgia last month was denied bail on Thursday as the judge hearing his case found enough evidence that he intentionally left his son in the backseat to die from heat.

Death toll in West Africa Ebola outbreak at 467
2014-07-03 - - Health ministers from 11 West African countries hit by an unprecedented Ebola outbreak met with World Health Organization (WHO) officials in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday to plan how to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

'Lifestyle videos' latest trend in real estate marketing
2014-07-03 - - A Minnesota real estate agent's nearly viral video of a property listing gives limelight to the trend in "lifestyle video" as a means to attract property investors.

Court acquits, frees ex-NYPD cop who plotted to kill, cook, eat women
2014-07-01 - - A federal court judge in Manhattan ordered the release of a former New York Police Department officer, who plotted to kill women and eat them, on Tuesday afternoon, a day after overturning his 2013 conviction from kidnapping conspiracy.

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