• 'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.

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  • Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

    The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending "freedom" and critics see as antagonizing Muslims. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by…

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  • Four killed in shooting on Wisconsin foot bridge, including suspect

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man fatally shot three people on a walking and biking bridge in central Wisconsin on Sunday, and wounded a fourth before being found dead himself, police said. "We believe that this was a random act and we do not believe that anyone was targeted," Menasha Police…

    Reuters
  • Vonn says relationship with Woods is over

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer a power couple in American sports.

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  • With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.

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  • ‘It Was Never a Dress’ Ingeniously Updates Women’s Room Symbol

    Flipping the dress idea on its head, an Arizona tech company, Axosoft, debuted its newly designed bathroom symbol at Arizona’s Girls in Tech Conference this week. Girls and women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math are an underrepresented minority, with women making up less…

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  • Mexican drug cartel Jalisco New Generation flexes muscles

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An increasingly strong drug cartel known as Jalisco New Generation was showing off its power with a spasm of violence that killed seven people and forced down a military helicopter in western Mexico, analysts said Saturday.

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    Fayetteville Police: Man stabbed after strangling woman in front of child

    Duriel Shaw was critically injured on Sunday after the woman he was strangling stabbed him

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  • Husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dies suddenly

    David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly, his brother said Saturday. Robert Goldberg said his brother, the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey, had died late Friday. "It's with incredible shock and sadness that I'm letting…

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  • Senior Syrian army officer wounded in rebel attack in Damascus: monitor

    A monitoring group said a senior Syrian army officer was wounded in a bombing attack in a central Damascus district on Monday, though the military denied the report. "A major general who heads the munitions and supply division of the Syrian army was injured and one of his companions killed and two…

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  • 'We are victors': Russia fetes WWII win despite Western snub

    Russia is preparing this week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany with imperial flair and a military parade viewed as an unapologetic show of force. In what is seen as punishment for the Kremlin's policies on Ukraine, Russia's World War II allies are boycotting…

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  • World kept guessing over name of Britain's baby princess

    Royal watchers around the world waited to discover the name of the two-day-old British princess born to Prince William and his wife Kate, which could be announced on Monday. The couple left hospital with their newborn daughter on Sunday -- and when their toddler son George was born in 2013 his name…

    AFP
  • Police: Man shoots, kills would-be carjacker outside store

    OREM, Utah (AP) — A shopper with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a man who was trying to carjack a woman Saturday outside a Utah grocery store, officers said.

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    Man accused of shooting NYPD officer faces attempted murder charges

    A police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun is hospitalized in a medically-induced coma on Sunday and a suspect was formally charged in the case, the fifth shooting of a New York City officer in as many months, officials said.

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  • Police shoot dead 2 gunmen at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad cartoons

    By Mike Stone and Lisa Maria Garza GARLAND, Texas (Reuters) - Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that was organized by an anti-Islamic group and billed as a free-speech event. In January, gunmen killed 12 people in…

    Reuters
  • Ex-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA deputy director has written in a new book that Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012, it has been reported.

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  • Health insurers 'may go the way of Blockbuster'

    Commentary: author Steven Brill says big firms are making it harder to cut costs.

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