• Death of Maryland boy pushed in swing for three days ruled homicide

    Officers found the boy, Ji’Aire Lee, around 7 a.m. on May 22 after witnesses reported seeing a woman pushing a child on a swing for an unusually long time at a park in La Plata, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Washington, Richardson said. The boy was alive Wednesday when he was placed in the swing…

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  • American who vanished in Australia five years ago found alive

    An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary. The man, named in the media as Kenneth Rodman, was last seen by a friend in 2010 near Port Douglas, 60 kilometres (37…

    AFP
  • David Sweat Claims He Practiced Escape and Was Almost Caught Twice During 3-Week Manhunt

    David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

    ABC News25 mins ago
  • S. Korea navy fires warning shots to chase off North boat

    A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday to chase off a North Korean patrol boat which crossed their disputed western sea border, military officials said. The incursion came at 10:20 am (0120 GMT) as military tensions run high across the Yellow Sea maritime boundary, a scene of…

    AFP
  • Exonerated Angola Prisoner Dies After Nearly 30 Years in Solitary Confinement

    Glenn Ford died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. Ford was convicted of first-degree murder in 1984 but was exonerated in March 2014. Ford would have still been on death row if not for a confidential informant who told police in 2013 that someone else confessed to him about the murder that…

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  • Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.

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    New York mother arrested after police say she tied her son to a bush

    Police say she had no one to take care of him and did not want to bring him to the house she babysits at, so she tied him to the bush by a leash so he wouldn't run around the condo complex.

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  • Shark Attacks in North Carolina: 'Perfect Storm' May Be Causing Bloody Encounters

    Two people were bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina this weekend, bringing the total number of shark attacks in the state up to five in under three weeks. "It's not a certain thing that makes this happen," said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza

    Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organization that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement. The video statement, issued from an Islamic State…

    Reuters
  • Woman's Belief Of Parentage Needs Facts To Back Her Claim

    DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter. While I do not remember her mother and have communicated this to the woman, the pictures she sent of her children somewhat resemble my family. I'm happily married with two sons, and…

    Dear Abby
  • Russia 'reviewing' legality of Baltic states independence

    Russia's Prosecutor General is reviewing the legality of the independence of the three Baltic countries from the Soviet Union, a spokesman said Tuesday. The move drew a furious reaction from Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, who said, "No one has the right to threaten" our independence. Two…

    AFP
  • Why Lung Cancer is the Deadliest Cancer, and Why it Doesn't Have to Be

    Have you ever wondered why, in 2015, lung cancer is still such a deadly disease? If you're like most people, you might not even realize how common or deadly lung cancer is, so let's review the numbers. In addition to being the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide (excluding non-melanoma skin…

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Deadly military transport plane crash in Medan, Indonesia (23 photos)

    An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing dozens of people. Television footage showed the wreckage of the downed C-130 Hercules, a crumpled burning car and a shattered…

    Yahoo News
  • Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • Rioting breaks out after death of man in police custody

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A demonstration against police erupted into violence in The Hague, with protesters angry at the death in custody of a man over the weekend smashing windows and throwing rocks and fireworks at officers.

    Associated Press
  • Mexico drops out of Miss Universe over Trump tirade

    Mexico has dropped out of the Miss Universe pageant over co-owner and US presidential candidate Donald Trump's "racist" remarks about Mexican migrants, as Latino anger toward the outspoken tycoon boils over. Trump's comments about migrants have outraged Latin Americans and the Hispanic community in…

    AFP
  • Woman who gave birth alone in California wildland says started fire for rescue

    Officials with the Plumas National Forest confirmed on Tuesday that a fire broke out on Saturday at the park and that firefighters rescued a woman and a newborn baby from the burn area. Amber Pangborn of Oroville, California, told television station KCRA that after realizing she might be going into…

    Reuters