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FIFA picks Olympic veteran Carrard to lead reform task force

FIFA says former Olympic official Francois Carrard will chair a task force overseeing reforms of football's governing body in the wake of corruption scandals.

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Dogs seek cupcakes, dogs start fire

To be fair, cupcakes are amazing.

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Sofia Vergara gets animated for ‘The Simpsons’

The "Modern Family" star has been cast as teacher Mrs. Berrera, who Bart Simpson starts to develop feelings for as he goes through early puberty.

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Phil Rudd just wants ‘5 minutes’ with Angus Young

The former AC/DC rocker is convinced he's still a member of the band and just wants five minutes in a room with group leader Angus Young to convince him he's still the best drummer.

Los Angeles premiere of 'San Andreas' held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

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Zac Efron, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to star in ‘Baywatch’ movie

The film won't be as family friendly as the 1980s TV show.

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John Fogerty heading to ‘The Voice’

The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman will help coach Adam Levine's team on the hit reality show.

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Serena’s U.S. Open buildup begins with questions

Serena Williams was in superb form as she began her U.S. Open buildup with an entertaining effort highlighted by a couple of cheeky returns and a few clear winners at a rainy Rogers Cup.

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Ex-NFL star Hernandez wants double-murder indictment thrown out

Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who is serving a life sentence for killing an acquaintance in 2013, have filed a motion to quash a separate double-murder indictment.

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Rory, Jordan share top billing at PGA Championship

The return from injury by Rory McIlroy to defend his title at this week's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits gives the year's final major extra spice as Jordan Spieth aims to carve out another slice of golf history.

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Fifth Year Transfer Thorpe Ready To Help Orange And Blue

Former UNC wide receiver and graduate TJ Thorpe is in Charlottesville for his final year of eligibility. The orange may feel a bit bright, but he pulls it off well.

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Korean ‘Star Wars’ trailer reveals new details about year’s most anticipated release

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is due in theaters on Dec. 18. We cannot wait.

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Startup brings new ‘Star Wars’ droid to life

Coming soon to a living room near you!

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in National, World

Japan anxious at lull, U.S. ‘giving up’, in pan-Pacific trade talks

Ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would stretch from Japan to Chile, fell short of a deal at talks last month on the Hawaiian island of Maui, despite early optimism.

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‘Little House’ star Gilbert to run for U.S. Congress in Michigan

Melissa Gilbert, best known for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder in the 1970s television drama "Little House on the Prairie," has thrown her bonnet in the ring for a U.S. congressional seat in Michigan.

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China hacked private emails of U.S. officials since 2010, NBC reports

Chinese hackers have been accessing the private emails of top U.S. national security and trade officials since April 2010, according to a new report.

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in Lifestyle

BACK TO SCHOOL: School safety

From boarding the school bus to playground bullies, school can be a challenging place to navigate.

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in National

Fed ‘close’ to hiking rates, U.S. economy near normal

Economic conditions in the U.S. have largely returned to normal and a Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates should come soon, officials say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 11

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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in National

Sexting, Internet safety loom large as childhood health concerns

As more kids use mobile phones and surf the web at increasingly younger ages, sexting and Internet safety are becoming bigger childhood health concerns, edging out longtime worries like smoking and teen pregnancy, a new poll suggests.

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in September

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September is shaping up to be a good month for streaming some hit movies and the TV series you've been meaning to check out.

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William Shatner working on Leonard Nimoy book

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"Leonard: A 50 Year Friendship" will hit the shelves next year.

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‘Deflategate’ judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

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The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks.