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Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

Met Opera's Union Lockout Postponed; Financial Analysis To Come

The drama continues. For months now, unions have been negotiating with the Metropolitan Opera's leadership over compensation and benefits; employees also accuse the Met of financial mismanagement.

U.S. 'Appalled' By Deadly Airstrike Outside U.N. School In Gaza

An Israeli attack at a U.N.-run school in Gaza Sunday killed at least 10 people, health officials say. The attack came as Israel declares a soldier believed to have been captured died in battle.

Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

Gaza Update: Netanyahu Hails Military's Success; IDF Declares Soldier Dead

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.

First Ebola Patient Has Arrived In U.S. From Liberia

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in Atlanta today to begin treatment.

The NFL's Punters (Finally) Land One In The Hall Of Fame

Ray Guy, a gifted athlete who became the prototype of an NFL punter in the 1970s and 80s, becomes the first punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.

The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruit in the summer and fall. It's part art, part agricultural marvel.

Algae Toxins Prompt Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water

The toxins' presence is blamed on algae from Lake Erie, sparking a water ban that has affected about half a million people since it was first announced this weekend.

Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world's written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.

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