• Four Texas family members suspected of beating 14-year-old to abort baby

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Four members of a Texas family have been arrested on suspicion of beating a 14-year-old relative to induce an abortion two years ago after she had been raped by a member of the family, Dallas police said on Wednesday. The Dallas Morning News said the teenager…

  • Strike levels huge Iraq car bomb factory in blow to IS

    An air strike in the Iraqi town of Hawijah completely levelled one of the Islamic State group's largest car bomb factories, causing heavy casualties and extensive destruction, officials said. The blast caused by the strike and the destruction of explosive material was heard as far as Kirkuk, a city…

  • Science teacher suspended for using jammer to shut up students' cell phones

    Technically Incorrect: In Florida, a science teacher decides that quiet in the classroom should involve a little technical chicanery. Verizon is allegedly not pleased.

  • Missing Alaska family of four died in murder-suicide: police

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - Investigators have determined that four members of an Alaska family, whose remains were discovered in March after being reported missing a year ago, died in a murder-suicide, police said on Wednesday. Brandon Jividen, 37, fatally shot his girlfriend,…

  • Iran's Rouhani heckled as he makes unity speech

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for unity in the face of the country's "enemies", at a tense religious ceremony during which he was repeatedly interrupted. "We need unity and cohesion," Rouhani said, citing Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who died on June…

  • California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

    SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.

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  • Airbus says three engines froze on crashed A400M

    Initial findings on the crash released by Airbus confirmed that the immediate area for concern was the plane's engine control software, on which it recently ordered safety checks. Other buyers include Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain.

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    Photos of the day - June 3, 2015 (26 photos)

    Japan Self-Defense Forces' honor guard prepare to welcome Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews and his Japanese counterpart Gen Nakatani to inspect them at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, lightning strikes over the Greek Island of Pserimos in Kos, Greece and Serena Williams of the U.S. returns…

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  • KFC Is Going to Court to Dispel Rumors of GMO Spider Chickens

    KFC wants the world to know: There’s no such thing as an eight-legged, six-winged chicken. Apparently, the rumors have proved so persistent in China, where KFC is the largest fast-food purveyor of fried chicken, that parent company Yum Brands has filed suit against three companies, according to…

  • 911 caller: Woman threatened suicide before kids found dead

    EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 911 caller told police that a woman had threatened to kill herself before her two children were found dead and she was found with arm injuries in a home filled with natural gas, according to a police department recording released Wednesday.

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  • Palestinians launch rocket attacks against Israel: police

    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at southern Israel late Wednesday, police said, raising the likelihood of an Israeli military response. A police statement said there were no immediate reports of casualties and the location of the rockets' landfall had yet to be confirmed. Last…

  • Two suspects dead after three-hour Texas police chase

    Two men suspected of assaulting a police officer in Texas and stealing his vehicle were killed after a three-hour chase, one of them shot by police and the other found dead inside the vehicle, authorities said on Wednesday. The incident began about 8:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday when the officer pulled over…

  • Artifacts of Doom: Relics from Arctic Shipwreck Unveiled

    These artifacts saw new light last month in a flash exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History. Until the rediscovery of the HMS Erebus in 2014, no one knew where that ship had come to rest. Fifteen artifacts have now been pulled from the wreck site, located in Queen Maud Gulf between Victoria…

  • 3 Reasons You Can't Lose Your Belly Fat

    Recently, a friend asked me how she could reduce her belly fat. She is a fitness instructor who works out regularly and follows the "80/20 rule" -- eating healthy about 80 percent of the time. Still, she couldn't lose her belly fat and was frustrated about it.

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  • Deaths of two children in Connecticut home deemed 'suspicious'

    (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl were found dead on Tuesday in a Connecticut home where gas was detected, and police were treating the deaths as suspicious, the Hartford Courant reported. A despondent 36-year-old woman was found outside the East Haven home and taken to the hospital…

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    California seniors police patrol (25 photos)

    When you think of a police car patrolling the streets of a U.S. city, the first thing that comes to mind may not be an 88-year-old World War II veteran teamed up with a pilot from the Vietnam war – unless, that is, you’re travelling on the roads through San Diego, California. The Retired Senior…

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  • George W. Bush more popular than Obama: poll

    Former US President George W. Bush is now more popular than his successor Barack Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. The survey said 52 percent of Americans polled have a favorable opinion of the former Republican president who was in office between 2001 and 2009, while 49…

  • Texas inmate, 67, set for execution in slayings 31 years ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The execution of a 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago is set to proceed on Wednesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-day appeal to halt the lethal injection.

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