• Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

    A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her.

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  • Warrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

    A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday. Authorities said Timothy Ray Jones Jr. killed his children at his Lexington home, put…

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  • Mother surprised to learn son killed by Louisiana police

    By David Minsky LAFAYETTE La. (Reuters) - For six months, Catherine Cortez believed that her 30-year-old son, who died in March after a scuffle with police in Louisiana, had succumbed to brain damage from chronic cocaine use. Earlier this month, she was horrified to learn from an 11-page state…

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    Texas law against improper photography ruled unconstitutional

    The Harris County District Attorney's office says about 15 of its cases could be affected by a ruling on the state's law against improper photography

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  • Cop who killed Missouri teen testifies before grand jury: newspaper

    The Ferguson, Missouri police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests testified Tuesday before a St. Louis grand jury hearing evidence in the case, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Darren Wilson, who has been in hiding since the…

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  • Thai PM questions if 'tourists in bikinis' safe after murders

    Thailand's military ruler on Wednesday questioned whether tourists in bikinis are safe in the kingdom, in comments following the murder of two Britons whose battered bodies were found on a Thai island. David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found dead on the southern island of Koh Tao on…

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  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel

    A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Stephen Hung's $20 million purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel in…

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  • Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges

    Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases…

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  • Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash

    A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday. All five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday and received medical treatment, the Ada County Sheriff's Office said. The…

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  • Texas executes woman convicted of starving nine-year-old

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a 9-year-old boy was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, said Robert…

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  • King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal

    King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal Richard III's last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle. But Richard III's last moments were the stuff of legend alone, as the king's body was lost…

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  • 67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

    The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident. Separately, a Nigerian official said 63 bodies had been recovered at the site of the disaster in the city of Lagos,…

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  • High school stabbing suspect gets funeral furlough

    A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school was granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother. The order signed by a Westmoreland County judge allowed Alex Hribal, of Murrysville, to attend the…

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    360 degrees views of abandoned buildings in Europe (19 photos)

    Sven Fennema, 33, captured the incredible shots, which include a forgotten villa and casino in northern Italy and abandoned churches in Poland. "It is not possible to show these panoramic views as pictures in the classical way, because an interactive view is impossible. These are the stunning 360…

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  • 15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations

    At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war, activists said. The children,…

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  • Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop U.S. legal appeal

    By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a U.S. Islamic militants in Syria, Algeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan have made Aafia Siddiqui's release a condition for freeing certain foreign hostages.…

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  • Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia

    A mystery illness is plaguing girls in this town in northern Colombia, and locals say a vaccine against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, is to blame. In El Carmen de Bolivar, near the port of Cartagena, dozens of teenagers have experienced similar symptoms.

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  • Mom pleads not guilty in 5-year-old son's death

    A Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago in New Jersey has pleaded not guilty. A lawyer for Michelle Lodzinski entered the plea during a brief court hearing in New Brunswick on Tuesday. Gerald Krovatin of Newark told the court his client adamantly maintains her…

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