Ariel Castro Suicide Investigation: Corrections Officers Placed on Leave

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_41ade60060.jpgCuyahoga County Jail (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Two Ohio corrections officers have been placed on administrative leave while investigations continue into Ariel Castro's suicide, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Caleb Ackley, 26, and Ryan Murphy, 27, were on duty on Sept. 3 when Castro committed suicide by hanging himself with a bedsheet inside his cell.

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Diana Nyad to Confront Cuba Swim Skeptics

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_ea59d5f129.jpgErnesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad will directly confront skeptics and their claims that she was dishonest about her record-setting swim from Cuba to Florida at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, her spokeswoman said. “She is committed to complete transparency,” Nyad’s spokeswoman, Alexandra Crotin, said Monday in a statement.

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Calif. Wildfire Prompts Smoke Advisories in Bay Area

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_5fda6bec21.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (SAN FRANCISCO) -- A smoky wildfire in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park has prompted a smoke advisory in three California counties. Cal Fire spokesman David Shew said Monday that about 100 homes have been evacuated since the fast-moving fire in Mount Diablo State Park erupted on Sunday. Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties are all under smoke advisories.

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Zimmerman's Wife on 911 Tape: 'I Am Really Scared'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_17b6970c48.jpgJoe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images (LAKE MARY, Fla.) -- George Zimmerman was released without charges Monday after his wife called 911 to say Zimmerman punched his father-in-law in the nose and threatened to shoot him and his wife. Zimmerman, acquitted in July of the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin, claimed that he was acting in a "defensive manner" during the incident, according to police, who later added that they never found a gun on Zimmerman.

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NFL Fan’s Death Latest in String of Spectator Tragedies

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_f8afd95ce9.jpgEzra Shaw/Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) -- It was a tragic weekend for football fans: A spectator fell to his death from a walkway outside the San Francisco 49ers' stadium, while in Indianapolis, two spectators were injured when a railing collapsed inside the Colts' stadium. "The best thing we can do is to use the occurrence of something as an opportunity to re-assess the safety measures that go on at every large public accommodation," Steve Adelman, an Arizona-based attorney and venue safety expert, told ABC News.

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