• Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.

    Associated Press
  • Parents Welcome Daughters' Boyfriends Into The Family

    DEAR ABBY: We have two lovely daughters in their 20s. The older one lives with her boyfriend. They are expecting a baby soon. Our younger daughter lives with us, and she's planning on moving in with her boyfriend.We're an old married couple, and we're not sure how to treat our daughters'…

    Dear Abby
  • 'Baby warehouses' put African infants at risk in Israel

    It is nap-time at Felizia's daycare centre, a squalid street-level flat in Tel Aviv where loud pop music drowns out the miserable cries of dozens of children and babies cooped up inside. Run by a corpulent Ghanian woman, it is one of dozens of unlicensed establishments which have sprouted up across…

    AFP
  • Officials: Man shot, killed by police shoved trooper

    OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — A man shot dead after being told to leave a flooded area had grabbed a trooper and shoved him to the ground, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Lion kills American tourist driving in S. African park

    A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. "There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion did come through the window and bite the lady," Scott Simpson, operations…

    AFP
  • Taiwan, Philippines coastguards in brief stand-off despite work on pact

    TAIPEI/MANILA (Reuters) - Coastguard ships from Taiwan and the Philippines confronted each other in rich fishing waters south of Taiwan last week, officials from the two sides said, in an incident that comes as they are working on a pact to resolve maritime disputes. In 2013, Taiwan recalled its…

    Reuters
  • Russians weigh Gorbachev reforms that sank USSR 30 years on

    A few months after the politburo chose him as Soviet supremo in early 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev halted his cortege in downtown Leningrad for an impromptu walkabout that signalled change was in the air. Emerging from his government limousine, the then 54-year-old Communist party boss from southern…

    AFP
  • DC Mansion Slaying: Questions Remain on Day of Family's Funeral

    As mourners gathered at funeral services today for Washington, D.C., businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy and their son, Phillip, there are still questions surrounding why the suspect allegedly terrorized and killed the family and housekeeper Vera Figueroa at the Savopoulos' upscale home.…

    ABC News
  • Trans woman Bruce Jenner debuts Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Jenner made his debut as a transgender woman in a va-va-voom fashion in the July issue of Vanity Fair.

    Associated Press
  • Lightning kills teenager, injures two in West Virginia

    (Reuters) - One West Virginia teenager was killed and two others injured by a lightning strike near a pond where they were fishing on Monday, officials said. The three 17-year-olds were standing near a tree that was struck during a severe thunderstorm, the Fayette County Sheriff's Department said…

    Reuters
  • Sheriff: College student killed mom in argument over grades

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama college student killed his mother during an argument over his bad grades, law enforcement officials said, and he was being held without bond in a county jail Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Russia urges US to act in lockstep with Syria to crush IS

    Russia on Tuesday urged a US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State group to coordinate their air raids with the Syrian government, warning that jihadists could go "very far" if not stopped. Lavrov spoke as the Western coalition gathered for Paris crunch talks involving Iraq to discuss…

    AFP
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    Protesters rally against Facebook's 'fake name' policy

    Dozens of people gathered at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park Monday to protest the company's real identity policy.

    KGO – San Francisco
  • California woman arrested in death of husband she reported missing

    A California woman who had reported her husband missing has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his body was found in a shallow grave, and two friends were being held for allegedly helping her dispose of the body, authorities said on Monday. The body of 33-year-old Juan Rodriguez of Yuba…

    Reuters
  • Watch Two Orphaned Sea Otters Meet for the First Time

    Oh, baby sea otters, how could you be any cuter? This video shows the first meeting between two young California sea otters being raised in captivity: Cayucos, three years old, and little Luna, about eight months old. Both otters were rescued after their mothers either abandoned or orphaned them on…

    Takepart.com
  • Records: Wife suspected war vet husband of killing relatives

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A decorated Iraq War veteran arrested in the killing of his estranged wife's mother, stepfather and brother suffers from post-traumatic stress and had been increasingly delusional, his wife told authorities in court documents released Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Jenner debuts post-Bruce look, breaks Twitter record

    Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, unveiled her new name and sexy look Monday in a Vanity Fair covershoot -- drawing widespread praise and smashing a Twitter record. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campaigners -- and many well-wishers -- welcomed the…

    AFP