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Report: Face-chewer had no flesh in stomach

The man who mauled off a homeless man's face over Memorial Day weekend apparently had no human flesh in his stomach, a report shows.


Man leaves jail, boards flight without ticket

Man who just left jail boarded plane without ticket

A man released from jail on Memorial Day wound up boarding a plane without a ticket on Tuesday, San Diego Harbor Police said... Authorities later learned the man entered the tarmac through an emergency door in the airport's commuter terminal. Although the alarm sounded, the man quickly made his way through the tarmac and boarded the plane with the other passengers.


Are we there yet? Road-trip tricks

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A recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,800 Americans found that 34 percent of Americans are traveling for Memorial Day weekend (up 8 percent from last year), and of those traveling, 70 percent are getting there by car.


Poll: Romney holds substantial lead among veterans

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As the nation remembers veterans who have served their country throughout the U.S. military, a new Gallup poll reveals that those same veterans overwhelmingly support Mitt Romney over President Obama in the race for the White House.


Obama highlights end of Iraq war during Memorial Day commemoration

Paying tribute to dead soldiers and their families, President Obama said Monday that the nation had reached a "milestone” of relative peace, noting the end of the Iraq war and plans to end America’s role in the Afghan war.


Smith, Jones' 'MiB3' zaps 'Avengers' out of No. 1

Men in Back 3

The comic action heroes of "Men in Black 3" have taken over the weekend box office from the comic-book superheroes of "The Avengers." According to studio estimates Monday, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones' latest "Men in Black" installment debuted with $70 million domestically over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, which proved unusually quiet at theaters for Hollywood overall.


Cheaper gas spurs more travelers this Memorial Day

More Americans will hit the road this holiday weekend than a year ago. And they'll have a bit more money to spend thanks to lower gas prices....


Could 3-D Woes Lead to Lower Ticket Prices?

This past Memorial Day weekend broke box office records, but 3-D stumbled.


Obama honors "America's guardians"

Obama honors

President Barack Obama honored America's fallen service members, and called on Americans to remember their sacrifice. In a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, Mr. Obama expressed the honor and solemn responsibility he feels serving as commander in chief of "one of the finest fighting forces the world has ever known."


Video: Memorial Day travelers feel fuel pain

With gas, airline and hotel prices soaring, American travelers may not be able to afford much when they reach their destinations.


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