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Electric Zoo music festival canceled after two deaths blamed on drugs

The third and final day of New York City's Electric Zoo music festival was canceled Sunday after two concert-goers died and at least four others were hospitalized due to drug-related causes, according to Sgt.

Kerry: Sarin gas used in Syria

 Blood and hair samples from eastern Damascus, Syria, have "tested positive for signatures of sarin" gas, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday, arguing that with "each day that goes by, this case is even stronger."

David Frost, veteran British broadcaster, dies at 74

Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, best known for his series of interviews with disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died. He was 74.

Rand Paul: U.S. involvement in Syria a 'mistake'

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said Sunday the United States should avoid military involvement in Syria. He challenged Secretary of State John Kerry on his assertion America should launch a strike.

U.S. beefs up security measures before possible military strike on Syria

 U.S. authorities are tightening up domestic security measures ahead of a possible U.S. military attack on Syria.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins jailed on domestic assault charge

 Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins was in jail early Sunday morning on charges of domestic abuse. Liggins, 25, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Saturday night where he's being held on an $8,000 bond.

Obama's last-minute decision to seek congressional approval for Syria strike

After signaling he was on the verge of delivering a strike against Syria, President Barack Obama made a last-minute decision Friday evening to seek congressional authorization before any military action, senior administration officials told rep

Illinois couple married for 71 years, die on the same day

An Illinois couple shared 71 years of love. Their love story ended this week when the husband died and just hours later, so did his wife.

Packers part ways with Vince Young

REPORT: Vince Young’s days with the Packers are apparently over. See more at : http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/08/packers-part-ways-with-vinc...