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DJ AM Found Dead in New York Apartment

Adam Goldstein, aged 36 and known as DJ AM, has been found dead in his New York City apartment. The popular DJ survived a plane crash last year, along with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, in which all others on board perished. There are reports that he died from a drug overdose, but those reports cannot be substantiated at this time, MTV.

The couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and hiding her in their backyard for 18 years have entered a plea of not guilty to all charges. Phillip Garrido, 58, and his spouse Nancy, 54, have been charged on 28 counts, including kidnapping and rape, and police are now searching their home for evidence that could connect Phillip Garrido with a string of murders of prostitutes. Police say the bodies were dumped in the ’90s in an area close to Garrido’s work at the time, MSNBC.

August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war started in 2001. 45 service members have been killed this month, with the latest death coming today when a soldier died in an attack on his vehicle, New York Times.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is calling for the arrest of his political rivals, New York Times.

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Iranian Opposition Leader Claims Protesters Being Killed in Jail

Mehdi Karroubi, who ran in the latest Iranian presidential election, is claiming some protesters have been tortured to death while in police custody. Karroubi and numerous human rights groups have previously claimed that male and females prisoners are being raped. Officials denied this, but did admit that some abuse has taken place, BBC News.

Officials visited a Michigan maximum-security prison today to determine if it could house Guantanamo detainees. If found suitable, the prison in Standish could receive 229 detainees and the move could also help out the town by allowing the prison to stay open and creating 340 jobs, AP.

Electric guitar legend Les Paul died today at the age of 94. Paul is famous for creating solid-body guitars and multitrack recording, USA Today.

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