• After three decades on death row, Texas inmate set for execution

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set on Wednesday to execute Lester Bower, one of the longest-serving inmates on the state's death row who says he was wrongly convicted of killing four men in 1983 and has spent three decades trying to halt his capital punishment. Lawyers for…

    Reuters
  • Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.

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  • IS closes Iraq dam gates, sparking humanitarian fears

    Islamic State group jihadists have closed the gates of a dam in the Iraqi city of Ramadi which they seized last month, posing a humanitarian and security threat, officials said Tuesday. IS fighters have repeatedly attempted to control dams in Iraq, in some cases reducing the flow of water to areas…

    AFP
  • Parents Welcome Daughters' Boyfriends Into The Family

    DEAR ABBY: We have two lovely daughters in their 20s. The older one lives with her boyfriend. They are expecting a baby soon. Our younger daughter lives with us, and she's planning on moving in with her boyfriend.We're an old married couple, and we're not sure how to treat our daughters'…

    Dear Abby
  • Continental Collision Could Trigger California Tsunami

    Massive undersea earthquakes off the coast of California could send a tsunami crashing into Los Angeles or San Diego, new research suggests. As the North American and Pacific tectonic plates grind past each other, large chunks of Earth's crust wedged between them get squeezed and twisted off…

    LiveScience.com
  • Sheriff: College student killed mom in argument over grades

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama college student killed his mother during an argument over his bad grades, law enforcement officials said, and he was being held without bond in a county jail Monday.

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  • Lion kills American tourist driving in S. African park

    A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. "There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion did come through the window and bite the lady," Scott Simpson, operations…

    AFP
  • Sink or sell? Russia spat leaves France with warships to spare

    Tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine have blocked a deal in which Moscow was to buy the ships, leaving Paris trying to negotiate a face-saving compromise and work out CAwhat to do with two unwanted warships. "There are three possibilities: deliver the boats to Russia, sell them to…

    Reuters
  • Rhode Island couple charged in death of man under concrete

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island couple was ordered held without bail Monday in the killing of a Massachusetts man whose body was found under newly poured concrete at the couple's home nearly a month after he went missing.

    Associated Press
  • 'Baby warehouses' put African infants at risk in Israel

    It is nap-time at Felizia's daycare centre, a squalid street-level flat in Tel Aviv where loud pop music drowns out the miserable cries of dozens of children and babies cooped up inside. Run by a corpulent Ghanian woman, it is one of dozens of unlicensed establishments which have sprouted up across…

    AFP
  • Taiwan, Philippines coastguards in brief stand-off despite work on pact

    TAIPEI/MANILA (Reuters) - Coastguard ships from Taiwan and the Philippines confronted each other in rich fishing waters south of Taiwan last week, officials from the two sides said, in an incident that comes as they are working on a pact to resolve maritime disputes. In 2013, Taiwan recalled its…

    Reuters
  • Obama to deliver eulogy for Biden's son

    US President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy Saturday at the burial of Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau, who died of cancer aged 46. The White House said that memorial events for the former military lawyer and Delaware attorney general will begin Thursday, culminating in a burial mass on…

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  • Finally: A service that lets you charge people to email you

    If I were to charge people to email me, I could likely retire before the year is done. I get more than 100 emails per day on a slow day, and my inbox can easily top 200 emails on a busy day. This, of course, is why I had no choice but to destroy email. Of course, it wouldn’t be ethical for me to…

    BGR News
  • Officials: Man shot, killed by police shoved trooper

    OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — A man shot dead after being told to leave a flooded area had grabbed a trooper and shoved him to the ground, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday.

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  • 10 Colleges That Lead to Graduate School

    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List:…

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  • Records: Wife suspected war vet husband of killing relatives

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A decorated Iraq War veteran arrested in the killing of his estranged wife's mother, stepfather and brother suffers from post-traumatic stress and had been increasingly delusional, his wife told authorities in court documents released Monday.

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    Motorcyclist sought in Berks County, Pa. road rage case

    Police in Berks County have released a picture of motorcyclist they want to talk to about a road rage investigation.

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  • Buhari expected to keep oil portfolio for himself in new Nigeria cabinet

    By Julia Payne ABUJA (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari is likely to keep the oil portfolio for himself in the new Nigerian cabinet, rather than trust anyone else with the source of most of Nigeria's revenue and traditional fount of corruption, associates say. Nigeria’s oil sector is so dirty…

    Reuters