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Top Ice Bucket Challenge fails

You've seen the good, now watch the bad and the ugly.

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Vikings reach settlement with former punter Kluwe

Minnesota reached a settlement with former punter Chris Kluwe over his claim that he was released by the team for supporting same-sex marriage.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

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Author’s dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

For author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the rock band the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact.

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Armstrong living positive life but problems not over

A cancer survivor and hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from racing.

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Ohio State QB Miller out for season

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be without their star quarterback in 2014.

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Brita recalling children’s water bottles

Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

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The worst mall commercial ever

We apologize in advance for getting "Boots and pants, and boots and pants!" stuck in your head.

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1,000 pound gator snared in Alabama hunt

Hunters snared the largest alligator ever caught in a legal hunt in the state of Alabama.

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Ailing Joey Kramer’s son joins Aerosmith on tour

Kramer's son Jesse who took over his dad's drum seat when the band hit the stage.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice tiger in ‘Jungle Book’

The "Sherlock" star has signed on for Warner Bros.' adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved adventure tale.

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Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

Lawmakers are calling for calm and a change in police tactics as the St. Louis suburb continues to be rocked by racially charged clashes.

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Nearly 40K carseats recalled

Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

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At 91, Stan Lee continues to expand his ‘Universe’

The comic book legend may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from interesting a new generation of children in super heroes.

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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

Google is considering online accounts for children under 13, giving parents control over how the service is used.

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Suarez pledges to never bite again

The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans at an event delayed because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

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White House wants ‘crash-proof’ cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will begin drafting rules to require anti-crash technology in new vehicles.

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Man celebrates 101st birthday by going to work

Even at 101-years-old, this guy still puts in his time at the job he's held for 73 years.

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Kid-friendly Instagram rival plans aggressive push

Kuddle, a Norwegian picture-sharing app designed for children, plans an aggressive push into the U.S. market.

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Oklahoma suspends top freshman RB for entire season

Joe Mixon, one of the school's top recruits in 2014, will miss the entire college football season.

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Thousands evacuated ahead of California wildfires

Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.

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American aid workers released from hospital, cleared of Ebola

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Two Americans who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola have been cleared of the virus.

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National Guard withdraws from Missouri

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Tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager.

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378 people ‘pay it forward’ at Starbucks

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A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

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Brace yourself: ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ calls for cold winter

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The almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in two-thirds of the country.

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European soccer clubs opening U.S. academies

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More American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi.