• Anguished families say goodbye before Indonesia executions

    The families of two Australian convicts facing execution in Indonesia paid an anguished final visit to their loved ones Tuesday, wailing in grief as ambulances carrying empty white coffins arrived at their prison. The family members of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of the so-called…

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  • California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy

    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.

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  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story…

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    Shooting at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington (14 photos)

    A teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a student who fired two shots into the air at a Washington state high school. Police say no one was injured after a 16-year-old shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began Monday at North Thurston High School in Lacey,…

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  • San Francisco Uber user robbed, beaten by driver: police

    By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A man who requested a late-night ride from the ridesharing service Uber in San Francisco over the weekend was robbed by a driver, who refused to let him leave, then chased and assaulted him before taking his cell phone and debit card, police said. "This man…

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  • U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The…

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  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

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  • Auschwitz commander's barber, Jozef Paczynski, dies at 95

    Former Auschwitz prisoner Jozef Paczynski, who was barber to the Nazi German death camp's infamous commander Rudolf Hoess, has died at the age of 95, local media said Monday. The retired engineering teacher died Sunday in the southern city of Krakow, according to the Polish press agency PAP.…

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  • Arrest warrant sought for UFC champ in hit-and-run crash

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones ran from a crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab "a large handful of cash" from the car, witnesses told police.

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  • US to speed up warhead dismantling, issues warning to N. Korea

    The United States on Monday announced plans to step up the dismantling of retired nuclear warheads and issued a stern warning to North Korea to give up its nuclear program or face deeper isolation. US Secretary of State John Kerry also said world powers were "closer than ever to the good…

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  • Only Three Wolves Are Left in This National Park

    In 2009, there were 24 wolves left in Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. “This is worse than I thought the worst-case scenario for the wolf population would be,” said wildlife ecologist Rolf Peterson, one of two researchers at Michigan Technical University who conducted this year’s field study,…

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  • Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area slaying landed Robert Pruett in prison with a 99-year sentence.

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    Detectives: Cumberland County woman raped, robbed, and run over

    Sheriff's detectives said a woman was raped, robbed, run over, by men she knew from a school for the deaf

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  • Nine await execution in Indonesia, as foreign hopes for reprieve fade

    By Kanupriya Kapoor CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Nine drug traffickers were being held in isolation cells at an Indonesian maximum security prison on Tuesday awaiting execution by firing squad, after Indonesian authorities notified them they had no hope of reprieve. "We're hoping for a miracle,"…

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  • Obama envoy John Allen may be turning the tide in the campaign against the Islamic State

    Not long ago, retired Marine Corps General John Allen was a pretty good argument for the wisdom in the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.” As fighters for the so-called Islamic State (IS) rolled through Iraq last summer, sources say Allen was privately furious with the Obama administration’s…

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  • Boko Haram a bogus religious group, says incoming Nigerian president

    Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Monday denounced Boko Haram's claim to be a religious group, slamming its attacks on civilians and vowing a hard line against the Islamist militants. "The fraud called Boko Haram can be defeated by denying it a recruitment base. Buhari, 72, won…

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    Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake Nepal (130 photos)

    Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the…

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