• Photo of Chicago police officers posing over black man as hunted animal released: newspaper

    (Reuters) - A photo of two white Chicago police officers holding rifles and posing over a black man wearing antlers like an animal killed on a hunt was released by an Illinois court, the Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday. The news comes amid a national outcry against police treatment of…

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  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.

    Associated Press35 mins ago
  • The ultimate humiliation: Jay Z’s Tidal could lose Beyoncé if it doesn’t pay Sony big bucks

    How much worse could things get for Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service? We may be about to find out. Bloomberg’s insider sources say that both Sony and Warner have been asking Tidal for huge advances in exchange for the rights to stream their artists’ catalogs. While Tidal has apparently come to…

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    Balloon animals (15 photos)

    A series of balloon animals have become super-realistic thanks to an artists amazing photoshop talents. Sarah DeRemer, 25, from Los Angeles, uses actual photos of animals faces and coats to give pictures of balloons an animal kingdom twist. She has managed to turn a balloon dog and a butterfly -…

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  • Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee

    Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. One of them,…

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  • California man drowns swimming across pond with rock: newspaper

    A man drowned on his 21st birthday after attempting to swim across a pond in northern California while carrying a 10-pound (4.5 kg) rock, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday. The California Highway Patrol told the newspaper that Austin Harr was with friends at a pond in the Oroville…

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  • The Statin Dilemma: a Primer for Patients

    Statins have redefined the treatment of heart disease. Statins work by halting or reducing the buildup of fatty plaque inside blood vessels, a condition known as atherosclerosis, chiefly fueled by abnormally high cholesterol and the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. A true game changer in…

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  • One dead, one wounded in Washington, D.C., road-rage incident: police

    Police searched for a suspect who shot one man dead and seriously injured another in an apparent road-rage incident that closed down a major Washington, D.C., highway during the Thursday morning rush hour. The shooting occurred on a busy stretch of Interstate 295 near the U.S. Naval Research…

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  • Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops in peacetime

    By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered on Thursday that deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations in peacetime should be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending troops to fight in eastern Ukraine. Putin, who…

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    Photos of the day - May 27, 2015 (32 photos)

    A view of the booth of investment and construction company Morton during the ARCH Moscow 2015 International Exhibition of Architecture and Design, the military cap worn by Prince Philip (obscured) adds an unexpected dimension to the crown worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she travels in a…

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  • Wounded woman testifies in Nevada about trespass killing

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A female trespasser who survived a shooting in a vacant Nevada duplex testified Wednesday that the property owner entered the unit and opened fire without provocation, wounding her three times and killing a man on the floor next to her.

    Associated Press
  • India's Deadly Heatwave Melting Roads

    A devastating heatwave has left more than 1,100 people dead over the past month in India, and photos also show the toll on the country's infrastructure.

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  • Frenchwoman jailed for 18 months for 'torturing' boyfriend

    A Frenchwoman who kept her boyfriend as a "domestic slave", forcing him to ingest sponges and window cleaner, was Thursday sentenced to three years in prison, half of which was suspended. Zakia Medkour, 43, was also ordered to pay 200,000 euros ($217,000) in damages to her ex-boyfriend Maxime…

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  • America’s Most Obese States Tend to Have One Thing in Common

    If you’re wondering why some places are fatter than others, look no further than data on poverty from the U.S. Census Bureau. Nationally, the poverty rate is 15.4 percent, but nine of the 10 most obese states have rates above that. With poverty rates going up, Americans’ ability to afford fruits…

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  • Canadian 15-year-old seeks bail in Florida murder case

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The 15-year-old son of the Canadian consul general in Miami who faces murder charges from a botched drug deal appeared in state court on Wednesday seeking to be released on bond. Marc Wabafiyebazu has pleaded not guilty and is being held in jail awaiting trial…

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  • Baltics mull joint air defence system against Russia

    Defence ministers for the three Baltic states said Thursday they are mulling a joint air defence system in response to security concerns over Russia's activity in the region. The ministers of NATO-members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania met in the northern Lithuanian city of Panevezys along with…

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