• Fighter Jets Scramble Following Reports of Multiple Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say

    An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight -- one of several threats made to multiple airplanes bound for different U.S. airports, law enforcement officials told ABC News. Authorities said that the decision to…

    ABC News
  • US Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office says

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.

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  • Sharapova jeered off court, Murray breezes through

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the French Open second round on Monday but was jeered by fans after she refused to carry out an on-court TV interview. Second-seeded Sharapova defeated Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to set up a clash against Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko. "I…

    AFP28 mins ago
  • Asian mother, two children found dead near Paris

    Villeneuve-Saint-Georges (France) (AFP) - An Asian mother who fell from a fourth-floor apartment and her two young children, apparently stabbed, were found dead in Val-de-Marne southeast of Paris on Monday, witnesses and officials said. The mother, aged around 40 and dressed in red when she died,…

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    Missing Fullerton couple found on Indian reservation; husband dead

    A Fullerton couple who disappeared on Mother's Day was found in a remote area of the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation after apparently getting lost.

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  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.

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  • Man convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prison

    TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday.

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  • Fall of Ramadi: Iran, Iraq say US is the one who 'showed no will to fight'

    A former senior US military officer in Iraq argues that Shiite militias are now more capable than the Iraqi Army, because Iran is actually embedding more advisers. That's something, he adds, that the US military is failing to do.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Sudden Infant Deaths Linked to Elevation

    Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, new research finds. "The absolute risk [of SIDS] remains very low, and … this is in no way a call to abandon residence [in] or visits to…

    LiveScience.com
  • Tiger 'unintentionally' mauled abbot at Thai temple: doctor

    A tiger that mauled the abbot of a Thai temple under fire over the welfare of dozens of big cats in its care "didn't intend" to attack him, the monk's doctor said on Monday. Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua in western Kanchanaburi province -- commonly known as the "Tiger Temple" -- is home to nearly 150 tigers…

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  • Man and child killed, three children injured in N.M. cherry picker crash

    (Reuters) - A man and a child were killed and three other children injured in New Mexico on Sunday when a cherry picker in which they were riding was knocked over by a gust of wind, police said. The four children and the adult were inside the bucket of the elevated work platform, which was on the…

    Reuters
  • Nevada case is latest to test 'stand your ground' laws

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.

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    Teacher promises to let students out of final exam if Taylor Swift calls

    A group of high school students needs only a phone call to get out of their final exam this semester. However, that call needs to come from a superstar.

    KTRK – Houston
  • Boko Haram hacks 10 to death in NE Nigeria: local official

    Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told AFP. Maina Ularamu, local government chairman of Madagali, in the north of Adamawa state, said the attack happened early on Friday morning in Pambula-Kwamda village. The attack…

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  • California looks Down Under for drought advice

    SYDNEY (AP) — California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.

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  • John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

    Associated Press
  • Alleged UAE killer of American 'aware of her actions'

    Alaa Bader al-Hashemi is on trial at the Federal Supreme Court on charges of stabbing to death mother-of-three Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a shopping mall washroom in the UAE capital. The court had ordered psychiatric tests after Hashemi asked for psychological help, claiming to be "possessed by evil…

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