Freed Hostage Peter Theo Curtis Arrives Back in United States

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_7028f38a9e.jpgABC News (BOSTON) -- American writer and journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held captive for nearly two years by Syrian militants believed to be allied with Jabhat al-Nusra, returned to the United States Tuesday, two days after his captors released him, his family said. Curtis, 45, flew from Tel Aviv, arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport late Tuesday afternoon, and then flew on to Logan International Airport in Boston, where he met his mother, Nancy Curtis.

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Hurricanes on Both Coasts Bring Dangerous Surf

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_0eb5ef31b3.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are primed to make their closest approaches to the continental United States this week, and while they aren't expected to make landfall, they could still bring choppy surf and dangerous waters. Hurricane Marie is currently a category 2 hurricane with max sustained winds at 100 mph, and will be no direct threat to land as it moves out to sea in the Eastern Pacific.

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Alleged Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman Arrested for Third Time this Month

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_0980710d3c.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (PHOENIX) -- Alleged repeat stowaway Marilyn Hartman was arrested Tuesday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on a criminal trespass charge, according to police. It was the third time the 62-year-old, who has a history of trying to board planes without a ticket, has been arrested this month.

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Gun Range Instructor Accidentally Shot and Killed While Showing Weapon to Child

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_0df8fd5245.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz.) -- Police in Mohave County, Arizona, say a gun range shooting instructor was accidentally shot and killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi. According to Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe, Charles Vacca, an instructor at the Last Stop gun range, "let the girl fire it as fully automatic at which time the recoil made her lose control. The weapon raised up towards her left shoulder and shot the instructor in the head."

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Kindergartener Goes to School with Loaded Gun in Backpack

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_922327bc4a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (ALIQUIPPA, Pa.) -- A five-year-old reportedly brought a loaded handgun to school in a backpack. A teacher at the school in Aliquippa -- a town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- found the small revolver in a kindergartner's bag. The school called police and no injuries were reported. The school sent letters home to parents saying the gun was never visible to any student.

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