Reports: NFL star Peterson indicted in child injury case

breakingnews:

ESPN: Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to multiple media reports.

Montgomery County sheriff investigators said they received the case earlier this year and that Peterson has been cooperative with them. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office told ESPN that Peterson has not been arrested.

newsweek:

New Yorkers marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with moments of reflection and honor for those lost. At the North Pool, a memorial observance at the site of the World Trade Center saw politicians, dignitaries and victims’ relatives gathering. Washington and Pennsylvania also remembered the nearly 3,000 people killed in al Qaeda’s attacks with services of their own.

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Ebola survivor donates blood to treat infected US doctor

breakingnews:

NBC NewsUS Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly has donated his blood to treat another infected US doctor, Rick Sacra, currently hospitalized in Nebraska, aid agency Samaritan’s Purse said Thursday.

Using serum from an Ebola survivor is an experimental treatment but the World Health Organization endorsed the approach last week.

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Reba, Band Perry locked in for 2015 MV Fair http://qctim.es/1AD1lfy Caption: The Band Perry, shown here performing at the 2012 Mississippi Valley Fair, returns to the grandstand Saturday, Aug. 8.

Reba, Band Perry locked in for 2015 MV Fair http://qctim.es/1AD1lfy Caption: The Band Perry, shown here performing at the 2012 Mississippi Valley Fair, returns to the grandstand Saturday, Aug. 8.

danagould:

Two years ago, I was performing at The Punchline in San Francisco, and Robin came to the show with our mutual friend, Dan Spencer.
This particular batch of material was the first time I had touched upon my then still-fresh divorce wounds, and big chunks of it were pretty dark. The next day, I got a text from a number I didn’t recognize. Whoever it was had obviously been to the show and knew my number, so I figured they would reveal themselves at some point and save me the embarrassment of asking who they were.
The Mystery Texter asked how I was REALLY doing. “You can’t fool me. Some of those ‘jokes’ aren’t ‘jokes.” By now I knew that whoever this was had been through what I was enduring, as no one else would know to ask, “What time of day is the hardest?”
He wanted to know how my kids were handling it, all the while assuring me that the storm, as bleak as it was, would one day pass and that I was not, as I was then convinced, a terrible father for visiting a broken home upon my children.
I am not rewriting this story in retrospect to make it dramatic. I did not know who I was texting with. Finally, my phone blipped, and I saw, in a little green square, “Okay, pal. You got my number. Call me. I’ve been there. You’re going to be okay. - Robin.”
That is what you call a human being.

danagould:

Two years ago, I was performing at The Punchline in San Francisco, and Robin came to the show with our mutual friend, Dan Spencer.

This particular batch of material was the first time I had touched upon my then still-fresh divorce wounds, and big chunks of it were pretty dark. The next day, I got a text from a number I didn’t recognize. Whoever it was had obviously been to the show and knew my number, so I figured they would reveal themselves at some point and save me the embarrassment of asking who they were.

The Mystery Texter asked how I was REALLY doing. “You can’t fool me. Some of those ‘jokes’ aren’t ‘jokes.” By now I knew that whoever this was had been through what I was enduring, as no one else would know to ask, “What time of day is the hardest?”

He wanted to know how my kids were handling it, all the while assuring me that the storm, as bleak as it was, would one day pass and that I was not, as I was then convinced, a terrible father for visiting a broken home upon my children.

I am not rewriting this story in retrospect to make it dramatic. I did not know who I was texting with. Finally, my phone blipped, and I saw, in a little green square, “Okay, pal. You got my number. Call me. I’ve been there. You’re going to be okay. - Robin.”

That is what you call a human being.

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huffingtonpost:

SUPERMOON ON AUGUST 10 WILL BE BIGGEST OF 2014
There’s going to be an extra-special moon this weekend. Find out all the details including what time you can see it here.
fastcompany:

The smartwatch of your dreams rests on one valuable commodity and the people who produce it.
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fastcompany:

The smartwatch of your dreams rests on one valuable commodity and the people who produce it.

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fastcompany:

360-Degree Camera Captures Chilling Destruction In Gaza

guardian:

The countries of the former Eastern bloc are full of abandoned monuments to the glory of the Soviet Union. Risking arrest and radiation, photographer Rebecca Litchfield took a road trip through the ruined hospitals, barracks, prisons and spy stations to produce a haunting ghost story in bricks and mortar

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(Source: theguardian.com)