Robert Bales Gets Life Without Parole for Afghan Massacre

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_3848faead3.jpgUS Army (JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.) -- Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will have no chance at parole as he spends the rest of his life in prison for the murder of 16 Afghan civilians last year, a jury decided Friday. Bales was sentenced to life in prison without release by a jury at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Fort Lewis, Wash., the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Heavy Hail, Rain Leave Drivers Stranded in Colorado

GETTY_82313_CarHail 1.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1377257301976Willowpix/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Parts of Colorado were hit with heavy rain and hail on Thursday, prompting the closure of roads and leaving several cars stalled. In southern Denver, 1 to 2 feet of hail fell, forcing even snow plows to be brought out to clear the streets.

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First Look: Inside Zoo Atlanta’s Twin Panda Cubs’ Nursery

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_20cb2d4d09.jpgABC News (ATLANTA) -- Their birth last month was described as “sheer panda-monium” and now the twin panda cubs at Zoo Atlanta- the only surviving panda twins in the U.S. -- continue to mercilessly charm the zoo’s veterinarian staff. “Yes, I totally love these pandas,” Dr. Hayley Murphy, the zoo’s head veterinarian, told ABC News’ Matt Gutman.

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Florida Man Falls Overboard, Treads Water for 18 Hours

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_dc4764f3d0.jpgABC (NEW YORK) -- A Florida man is recovering after falling overboard from his fishing boat and treading water for 18 hours until a family of good Samaritans rescued him in the Gulf of Mexico. Efstathios Moumouris’ miraculous story of survival began Wednesday morning when he departed from a Fort Island boat ramp for a fishing trip. 

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Utah Mom Allegedly Faked Daughter’s Cancer to Collect Donations

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_276887061c.jpgUnitah County Sheriff's Office (NEW YORK) -- A Utah mother will have to answer to a felony fraud charge after police alleged she bilked donors out of thousands of dollars by pretending her daughter was battling leukemia. Abreail Winkler, 30, was charged on Tuesday with one count of communications fraud, according to Keith Campbell, assistant chief of the Vernal Police Department.  He said the charge was filed after a month-long investigation in July.

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