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Serbia unveils monument to WWI-triggering assassin Gavrilo Princip

Jun 29, 2015

Serbia unveils monument to WWI-triggering assassin Gavrilo Princip

Serbia on Sunday unveiled a monument to Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of the Austro-Hungarian crown prince in Sarajevo helped ignite World War I and still provokes controversy in the ethnically divided Balkans. Hundreds of citizens attended the ceremony in central Belgrade held on the ...

Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

Jun 29, 2015

Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

After decades spent playing simultaneous chess, an 87-year-old Hungarian pensioner clinched a world record Sunday, by finally overtaking a total set by 1920s Cuban grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca. Almost 60 years since her first simultaneous games, on six boards side-by-side at a Chess Olympiad ...

SpaceX rocket breaks apart after launch; ISS-bound cargo lost

Jun 29, 2015

SpaceX rocket breaks apart after launch; ISS-bound cargo lost

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from previous failed shipments. The accident happened about 2½ minutes into the flight ...

Biden attends services at Charleston church 'to draw strength'

Jun 29, 2015

Biden attends services at Charleston church 'to draw strength'

Vice President Joe Biden worshipped and spoke at the Sunday service of the historic African-American church where nine people were gunned down during Bible study earlier this month. The vice president’s surprise appearance came on the second Sunday the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church ...

Jun 28, 2015

'Feminist drone' delivers abortion pills to Poland

Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country’s restrictive abortion laws. The pills are not available in Poland and Jula Gaweda of the feminist organization Feminoteka said that two Polish women — ...

Episcopal Church chooses its first black presiding bishop

Jun 28, 2015

Episcopal Church chooses its first black presiding bishop

The Episcopal Church on Saturday elected its first black presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination’s national assembly. He will now lead a nearly 1.9-million-member denomination known for its history as the faith home of many U.S. presidents. The ...

Hunchbacked dog is crowned world's ugliest mutt

Jun 28, 2015

Hunchbacked dog is crowned world's ugliest mutt

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and her owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs competing ...