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Firework funerals part of a growing trend of non-traditional memorials New trends are changing the face of the funeral industry, and how we deal with honoring our loved ones after they pass away. James Carver lost his father, Jim, back in 2008.  The family held on to his cremains all these years. “He was a veteran of Vietnam. He was a patriot,” James explained.  “He loved the Fourth of July. I think more about what it stood ...

Reed Middle School wooing Ellen DeGeneres to become Principal for a day. Reed Middle School in Springfield has created a unique way to grab the attention of celebrity and comedian talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres. The Principal, Dr. Debbie hopes with the help of  a video they created of a school assembly mocking the Ellen show, Ellen will accept their challenge of becoming Principal for a day. Dr. Grega has been told for several years she is an ...

Bumgarner dominant again in postseason; Giants defeat Royals in Game 1 of the World Series Madison Bumgarner is Mr. October. The San Francisco ace in the 2014 postseason pitched seven innings giving up one run on just three hits to lead the Giants to a 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night.  Game 2 is Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. The Giants started the scoring early off Royals ace James ...

World Series Game 1 Blog: Giants vs. Royals We have your World Series Game 1 action covered with our blog. FINAL: 7-1 Giants Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura (starting pitchers) Wednesday night at the "K" for Game 2 of the World Series. -------------------- Going to the 8th Inning: 7-1 Giants Salvador Perez smashes first home run of the postseason to get the Royals on the board. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7th Inning Stretch: 7-0 Giants: The Giants added two runs in the top of ...

Slideshow: Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals Check out these images from around the ballpark for Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. ...

Small plane crashes in Baxter County, Arkansas Two men were hurt Tuesday evening when a small, home built plane crashed in a wooded area of Baxter County, Arkansas. Sheriff John Montgomery says the small, experimental plane lost power shortly after taking off from the airport in Midway.  It went down about half a mile from the runway. The sheriff says there were two men on board.  The pilot is being treated at a hospital ...

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The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country to help Democrats.

Iraqi students begin new academic year
BAGHDAD (AP) — Millions of Iraqi students have begun the new academic year a month later than scheduled because thousands of families uprooted from restive areas are sheltering in school buildings.

Brazil's Rousseff pulls ahead of Neves before Sunday's election: poll
Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Rousseff takes part in a TV debate in Sao PauloBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead again in a new poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election and she appears to be the favorite to win Sunday's runoff although the vote is still too close to call. The Datafolha poll, released on Wednesday, was the fourth in three days to show that Rousseff is numerically in front of her rival Aecio Neves, the financial markets' favorite who has promised business-friendly policies to revive a sluggish economy. ...

North Korea detainee due back in Ohio
What appears to be a United States Air Force passenger jet, right, is parked on the tarmac of Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Fowle was on his was home Tuesday after negotiators left Pyongyang. She said the U.S. is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)CINCINNATI (AP) — News that an Ohio man had been freed from North Korea after being detained there for nearly six months triggered the same response in his wife and former co-workers: Delight.

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis
DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions.