Lasers Aimed at Flights Near Newark Airport, FAA Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_8da19eeca4.jpgJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Lasers were aimed at two flights approaching one of the nation's busiest airports Thursday night, the FAA says. It was just before 10 p.m. EST when the FAA says two commercial airliners -- a Boeing 737 and an Embraer 135 -- were targeted with a green laser.  They were flying at an altitude of 3,000 feet on final approach to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.  

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Famed Baseball Announcer's Son Charged with Murder

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_640440f278.jpgBoston Globe via Getty Images (BOSTON) -- Jared Remy, the troubled son of famed Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has been arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend, prosecutors said Friday. Remy was to be arraigned in Waltham District Court on charges of murder and assault in connection with the death of Jennifer Martel, whose bloodied body was found Thursday night on a patio outside the apartment where she lived with her young daughter.

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Report: NSA Breaks Privacy Rules Thousands of Times Every Year

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_3493e0838a.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The National Security Agency routinely broke privacy rules or stretched its legal authority thousands of times annually, an internal audit and other classified documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal. The Post, which received the information from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a few months ago, says the majority of the violations have to do with unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the U.S.

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Infant's Death Spurs New Concerns About Laundry Detergent Pods

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_371f24b0ae.jpgABC News(NEW YORK) -- Poison control officials are now issuing new warnings to parents about using brightly-colored laundry detergent pods that look like candy after a 7-month-old Florida boy died from ingesting one at a battered women's shelter in Kissimmee last week. It's believed that the death of the infant, identified as Michael Williams, is the first known fatality from swallowing the pods.

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Area 51 Revealed in CIA Spy Plane Documents

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_ea1c5f0e53.jpgMyLoupe/UIG Via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Area 51 in Nevada has long been the subject of wild conspiracy theories about extraterrestrials, time travel and alien autopsies, but newly released declassified documents from the CIA finally acknowledge its existence. Although the report makes no mention of the sensational stories that have played out in pop culture for decades, it turns out that Area 51 was started as a testing site for the government's U-2 spy plane. 

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