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UN Declares October 11 International Day of the Girl

By EDGE | Oct 9
On International Day of the Girl Child, UNAIDS is calling for the end to gender inequalities and the protection of the human rights of young women and girls everywhere.

VW May Compensate Owners of Diesel Cars for Loss of Value

By Tom Krisher | Oct 9
Volkswagen could compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that emit high levels of pollutants, possibly by paying them for the lost value of their vehicles, the company's top U.S. executive said Thursday.

Tokyo Auto Show to Highlight 'Smart' Green Cars

Oct 9
The Tokyo Motor Show, opening to the public Oct. 30 at Tokyo Big Sight convention hall, will be packed with futuristic eye-catching vehicles that drive themselves, offer online information in dazzling ways and are so green they are zero-emissions.

Marine in 2012 Viral Kiss Photo Ties the Knot

Oct 9
The Marine sergeant and his boyfriend who were immortalized in a 2012 viral photo that showed the couple kissing at a homecoming event in Hawaii, tied the knot last weekend.

Hero Servicemember Stabbed Months After Thwarting French Train Attack

By Don Thompson and Julie Watson | Oct 9
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl.

Video Indicates California Officers Ignored Dying Man's Distress

By Amanda Lee Myers | Oct 9
Police officers in the California desert city of El Centro repeatedly ignored signs of medical distress in a man they suspected of being a drug dealer, even telling a 911 dispatcher to ignore calls from his family for help, video records suggest.

Steve Jobs Plays Dual Role of Hero, Villain in the Movies

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 9
If he were still around, it's easy to imagine that Steve Jobs would be summoning all his powers of persuasion to protect a legacy that's getting muddied with each cinematic take on his fascinating life.

North Dakota Fraternity Cleared of Hate Crime Accusation

Oct 9
A monthlong police investigation has concluded that a gay man who reported being the victim of a hate crime at a University of North Dakota fraternity invented the story and actually instigated the fight.

Report: Bieber Threatens to Sue Over Naked Photos, Happy With Public Reaction

Oct 9
TMZ reports Justin Bieber's legal team will sue any outlet that published his naked photos if they are not soon removed, even though the pop singer is allegedly happy about the public reaction to his...large member.

Mother Dresses Son in Drag as Punishment for Anti-Gay Remarks

Oct 9
A South Carolina mother took public humiliation to a new level when she dressed her son in bad drag that included a tutu and had him parade around Wal-Mart as punishment for fighting and making anti-gay comments.

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