• Body of missing Arkansas real estate agent found in shallow grave

    By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent was found on Tuesday morning in a shallow grave at an industrial site several miles from the house she was trying to sell at the time of her disappearance last week, police said. Arron Lewis, a 33-year-old…

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  • Garry Kasparov: Putin is 'the most dangerous man' in the world and a bigger threat to the U.S. than the Islamic State

    Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to…

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  • Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

    BANGKOK (AP) — A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists.

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  • Teenager gets life in foster mom's stabbing death

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio teenager who said she killed her foster mother in 2012 at the urging of the dead woman's husband was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

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  • Hiker trapped in canyon in Zion National Park dies

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 34-year-old Southern California man was found dead over the weekend in Zion National Park after rising floodwaters trapped him in a narrow canyon that is home to one of the park's best-known hiking trails.

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  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight.

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  • Police link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have "a significant break" in the unsolved death of another young woman who had vanished from the campus five years ago, police said Monday, and…

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  • American beheading suspect's mother apologizes in video

    Washington (AFP) - The mother of an American worker suspected of beheading one of several colleagues he had tried to convert to Islam has broken her silence, apologizing in a video posted online.

    AFP
  • Islamic State: Arab female F-16 pilot stirs debate in Muslim world

    Last week Mariam al-Mansouri, a F-16 pilot from the United Arab Emirates, was introduced to the world. Smiling out from under her helmet and hijab after launching air strikes in Syria, part of a US-led campaign against Islamic State, her image went viral.

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  • Case involving arrest by Ferguson officer on hold

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting.

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  • Mrs Clooney outshines new hubby as wedding is made official

    Venice (AFP) - George Clooney may be Hollywood's darling but it was his stunning bride Amal Alamuddin who lit up Venice on Monday as the pair sealed their marriage at the town hall to the screams of delighted fans.

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    The battle for Iraq (15 photos)

    Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south. An Iraqi Kurdish political source said…

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  • Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star. For…

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  • 45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A weekend fire that tore through a North Las Vegas home with 93 small dogs — more than 15 times the maximum number of canines allowed in a house by the city — killed 45 of them and injured one man.

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  • Britons sign away first-born children for free wifi

    London (AFP) - Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free wifi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.

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  • Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss, experts warn

    Monrovia (AFP) - With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.

    AFP
  • Pennsylvania baby shot in head in apparent hunting accident

    By Elizabeth Daley (Reuters) - A newborn baby was in critical condition on Monday after being shot in the head in western Pennsylvania while lying on his father's lap at home, an incident that appears to have been a hunting accident, prosecutors say. The infant, identified by local media as Thayne…

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