• French soldiers stalked by invisible enemy in Mali

    Based in Mali's inhospitable northern desert, French troops are waging an attritional campaign against a ghost-like, invisible enemy -- a master in the guerrilla art of hit-and-run. More than two years after the French-led Operation Serval routed jihadists advancing on the capital Bamako, armed…

    AFP
  • Woman charged with murder in road rage attack

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) - A 25-year-old San Diego area woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist who was serving in the U.S. Navy was charged on Friday with first-degree murder in what police are calling a road rage killing. Darla Renee Jackson allegedly rammed her Nissan sedan…

    Reuters
  • All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change

    On Friday, the Army is expected to announce that all the women who had attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source. Ranger School, which grooms the Army’s most elite special operations fighting force, opened its doors to women…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas…

    AFP
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  • Sister Getting Married Opts Out Of All-Inclusive Affair

    DEAR ABBY: My only sister, "Carolyn," is getting married in two months. I'm ecstatic for her. She and her girlfriend turned 50 this year, and this is the happiest I have ever seen her. They are perfect together. Carolyn asked me to be her maid of honor and I gladly accepted. I am also decorating…

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    Baby found in duffel bag in West Philadelphia

    Philadelphia police are investigating the death of a newborn baby who was found inside a duffel bag.

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  • AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

    American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York.

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  • US hits out at China over sea reclamation, vows more patrols

    The United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to China's intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea and vowed to continue sending military aircraft and ships to the tense region. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a high-level security conference in Singapore that…

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  • Apartment Fliers Advise Black Residents to Keep Quiet

    Residents at an Irvine, California, apartment complex were in for an unpleasant surprise when they stepped into the building’s elevator last night. A new poster had appeared on two different elevators in Toscana Apartments.

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  • Do This Every Day, and You May Lose 20 Pounds in 6 Months

    If you can't remember or you don't even own a scale, read on to find out how weighing in may help you peel off pounds. According to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers from Duke University Obesity Prevention Program and the…

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    Photos of the day - May 29, 2015 (26 photos)

    Visitors take photos in the newly opened One World Observatory in New York; Tex Toler watches the Llano River rise in Llano, Texas; a member of al Qaeda's Nusra Front takes down a picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city of Ariha; and a Burundian boy looks on as he…

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  • Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of…

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  • U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten Island pool raised alarms about a little known…

    Reuters
  • California man kills neighbor, self after all-day standoff

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A dispute between neighbors ended with both men dead but the safe emergence of two children and the shooter's wife from an all-day standoff at a suburban San Diego apartment, authorities said.

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  • Truck bombs: the Islamic State's 'air force'

    They're easy to drive and hard to stop, can be made on a farm and destroy a city block: the Islamic State group's monstrous truck bombs are reshaping the battlefield. The jihadists used about 30 explosives-rigged vehicles in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month, blasting their way through positions…

    AFP
  • Players shouldn't feel like they're being robbed, GTA 5 boss says about DLC

    "You never want to the consumer to feel as though you've picked their pocket."

    CNET
  • Once targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughter

    Fair-housing advocate Bonnie Jouhari and her daughter spent years on the run from white supremacists who had launched a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hopscotching from state to state, Jouhari was unable to return to the career she loved, and her…

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