• Pennsylvania man uses chain saw to slay wife, then himself

    Police were called to a home in affluent Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon after the couple’s 14-year-old son, who had been outside playing basketball, came home and found the bloody bodies. “A chain saw was recovered at the scene,” said Kevin Steele, first assistant…

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  • What's the Toughest College to Get Into in the United States? Hint: Not Harvard

    On Tuesday night the eight schools that are part of the Ivy League posted admissions decisions, crushing the dreams of tens of thousands of high school seniors. Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania,…

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  • 'Miracle dog' survives being hit by car, clubbed, abandoned

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington state. Days later, the 1-year-old bully breed mix showed up sickly and covered in dirt at a nearby farm.

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  • SUV crashes into shed, killing sleeping man, pregnant woman

    PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — When a horrific boom ripped Cristian Carlos out of a deep sleep early Wednesday, he wasn't sure what to think.

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  • Porsche blames driver in crash that killed actor Paul Walker

    By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - The driver was to blame in the fiery crash of a Porsche sports car that killed actor Paul Walker in California in 2013, not design defects with the car, attorneys for the German automaker said this week. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven…

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    St. Petersburg building foundation a world record

    The foundation of Europe's highest skyscraper currently under construction in St. Petersburg sets a new Guinness World Record. Tara Cleary reports.

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  • Judge ends Maine man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.

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  • Nigeria's Buhari says to 'spare no effort' in squashing Boko Haram

    By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) - A day after becoming the first politician in Nigerian history to succeed a sitting leader by ballot, president-elect Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to "spare no effort" to defeat Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "Boko Haram will soon know the…

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  • Illinois convicted killer overpowers guard, escapes

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing in Illinois overpowered a jail guard early Wednesday, took his keys and uniform and fled in his SUV, authorities said. Kamron Taylor, 23, escaped the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, about 60 miles south of Chicago,…

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    Identical triplets marry on same day in same dress

    Identical triplets Rafala, Rocheli and Tagiane Bini have shared everything over the years — their birthday, looks, and similar tastes. And now they can add a wedding day to that list. Yes, that’s right — the 29-year-old triplets from Brazil all got married on the same day. They even all wore the…

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  • Oil rebounds as US crude production falls

    Oil rebounded Wednesday, lifted by a government report showing a decline in US crude production and a deadly explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest Department of Energy weekly petroleum report, as expected, showed another increase in crude inventories to a new…

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  • Mom of biracial man killed by officer trusts prosecutor

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mother of a biracial man fatally shot by a white Wisconsin police officer said Wednesday that she's barely coping with her son's death but believes prosecutors will seek the truth as they review the case.

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  • Deadly Ukraine rocket strike another shot in propaganda war

    On a deserted road in east Ukraine, a missile strike briefly became the focus of the propaganda war that rages unabated despite the lull in fighting between pro-Russian rebels and the government. "The shot could not have been fired from the sea or from the fields (where the rebels have dug…

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  • Anne Frank died earlier than thought, new study says

    Jewish teenager Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death, a new study said on Tuesday. "New research... has shed fresh light on the last days of Anne Frank and her sister Margot," the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam said on Tuesday, until…

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    Calif. Gov. Issues Sweeping Water Restrictions

    California Gov. Jerry Brown announced a sweeping executive order Wednesday that imposes mandatory water restrictions across the state as California copes with a historic drought and water shortage. (April 1)

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  • Hamster decapitation video prompts Mississippi university student to leave school

    By Therese Apel JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - The family of a University of Mississippi student withdrew him from the school on Tuesday after a video appearing to show him biting the head off a hamster while on spring break this month was posted online. Brady Eaves, 18, appears in the video to snap…

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  • Report of plane passenger video overshadows exec visit to crash site

    BERLIN/LE VERNET, France (Reuters) - A video of the final seconds aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last week has been discovered, reports said on Wednesday, just hours before executives visiting the crash site dodged questions about the mental health of the pilot. The video was…

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