• Thai PM 'sorry' for bikini remarks after UK tourist murders

    Thailand's junta chief apologised Thursday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British holidaymakers. "They think our country is beautiful and is safe so they can do whatever they…

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  • Mother of 5 Convicted of Killing Adopted Son Granted New Trial

    A Texas state appellate court granted Hannah Overton, 37, a new trial Wednesday. Overton, a devout Christian, was convicted in 2007 of killing her 4-year-old adopted son, Andrew Burd, and sentenced to life in prison. Her husband, Larry Overton, told ABC News today, "It's starting to sink in.

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  • TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing

    Cecilio Cruz is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Police in the city of Cottonwood, about 100 miles north of Phoenix, said Cruz fatally shot 17-year-old Marisol Gonzalez in the face on March 25, 1997. Cruz, 34, long had been suspected in Gonzalez's death, Cottonwood police Sgt.…

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  • Kansas Democrat asks court to require new U.S. Senate candidate

    By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - A Kansas Democrat has asked the state Supreme Court to order his own party to name a new U.S. Senate candidate for the November election after the court ruled the name of a county prosecutor who withdrew must be pulled from the ballot. David Orel, in a…

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    Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria (9 photos)

    Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, SyriaFor more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed

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  • Vigilante on Motorcycle Throws Trash Back in Litterbugs' Face

    It's especially galling to see someone in broad daylight toss a piece of trash on the ground. Apparently, this occurrence happens often enough in Russia that one GoPro-toting citizen decided to become a vigilante, of sorts. In a video shot using her helmet cam, a woman on a motorcycle rides around…

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  • Truck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crash

    A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that faulted one of its drivers for a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens. A federal jury in Reno awarded $4.5 million to Amtrak and $210,777 to…

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  • Salmond to resign after Scotland rejects independence

    Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond said Friday he would resign after losing a referendum that left the United Kingdom intact but opened a Pandora's box of demands for more autonomy across Britain. Despite a surge in Scottish nationalist support in the final fortnight of the campaign,…

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  • 15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations

    At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war, activists said. The children,…

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  • Cop who killed Missouri teen testifies before grand jury: newspaper

    The Ferguson, Missouri police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests testified Tuesday before a St. Louis grand jury hearing evidence in the case, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Darren Wilson, who has been in hiding since the…

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  • Mysterious Millionaire Will Pay $30M to Know Who Exactly Shot Down MH17

    A mysterious millionaire really, really wants to find out what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight 17. This article was originally published at http://www.thewire.com/global/2014/09/mysterious-millionaire-will-pay-30m-to-know-who-exactly-shot-down-mh17/380372/

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  • Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

    A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her.

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    Close-up of Icelandic volcano (19 photos)

    Close-up of Icelandic volcanoA fearless cameraman ventured within 15 meters of molten lava to capture these apocalyptic scenes from the aftermath of the recent Icelandic eruptions. Despite the fast-flowing lava trickling down from the crater, Valdimar

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  • Mother surprised to learn son killed by Louisiana police

    By David Minsky LAFAYETTE La. (Reuters) - For six months, Catherine Cortez believed that her 30-year-old son, who died in March after a scuffle with police in Louisiana, had succumbed to brain damage from chronic cocaine use. Earlier this month, she was horrified to learn from an 11-page state…

    Reuters
  • High school stabbing suspect gets funeral furlough

    A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school was granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother. The order signed by a Westmoreland County judge allowed Alex Hribal, of Murrysville, to attend the…

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  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

    The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. Police said they thwarted such a plot by detaining suspects and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday. The Islamic State militant…

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  • Lizard in food sends 300 school children in India to hospital

    By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - About 300 pupils at an Indian school were rushed to a hospital after consuming government-provided lunches, evoking memories of 23 children who died last year after eating food from the same welfare scheme.     A dead lizard was found in one of the seven food…

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