• Four Texas family members suspected of beating 14-year-old to abort baby

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Four members of a Texas family have been arrested on suspicion of beating a 14-year-old relative to induce an abortion two years ago after she had been raped by a member of the family, Dallas police said on Wednesday. The Dallas Morning News said the teenager…

  • Science teacher suspended for using jammer to shut up students' cell phones

    Technically Incorrect: In Florida, a science teacher decides that quiet in the classroom should involve a little technical chicanery. Verizon is allegedly not pleased.

  • Hezbollah 'tightening noose on jihadists on Lebanon frontier'

    Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, fighting in Syria to support the ruling regime, said on Wednesday it was tightening the noose around the last remaining jihadist pockets along the Lebanese-Syrian border. Hezbollah has been fighting rebels and jihadists from the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's Syria…

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  • Airbus says three engines froze on crashed A400M

    Initial findings on the crash released by Airbus confirmed that the immediate area for concern was the plane's engine control software, on which it recently ordered safety checks. Other buyers include Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain.

  • 911 caller: Woman threatened suicide before kids found dead

    EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 911 caller told police that a woman had threatened to kill herself before her two children were found dead and she was found with arm injuries in a home filled with natural gas, according to a police department recording released Wednesday.

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  • California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

    SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.

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    Deputies: Home invaders dressed as cops, shocked 4-month-old with stun gun in Clinton

    The Sampson County Sheriff's Office has charged two men with dressing as police officers during a home invasion robbery and using a stun gun on children - including a 4-month-old.

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  • iPhone 6 buyers can score up to $375 in new Best Buy trade-in deal

    The requirements are a bit complicated, but you could take home a hefty number of Best Buy gift cards if you meet the right conditions.

  • Two suspects dead after three-hour Texas police chase

    Two men suspected of assaulting a police officer in Texas and stealing his vehicle were killed after a three-hour chase, one of them shot by police and the other found dead inside the vehicle, authorities said on Wednesday. The incident began about 8:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday when the officer pulled over…

  • George W. Bush more popular than Obama: poll

    Former US President George W. Bush is now more popular than his successor Barack Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. The survey said 52 percent of Americans polled have a favorable opinion of the former Republican president who was in office between 2001 and 2009, while 49…

  • The Latest: Djokovic wary of Murray's improved form on clay

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:

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  • Deaths of two children in Connecticut home deemed 'suspicious'

    (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl were found dead on Tuesday in a Connecticut home where gas was detected, and police were treating the deaths as suspicious, the Hartford Courant reported. A despondent 36-year-old woman was found outside the East Haven home and taken to the hospital…

  • Artifacts of Doom: Relics from Arctic Shipwreck Unveiled

    These artifacts saw new light last month in a flash exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History. Until the rediscovery of the HMS Erebus in 2014, no one knew where that ship had come to rest. Fifteen artifacts have now been pulled from the wreck site, located in Queen Maud Gulf between Victoria…

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    Photos of the day - June 3, 2015 (26 photos)

    Japan Self-Defense Forces' honor guard prepare to welcome Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews and his Japanese counterpart Gen Nakatani to inspect them at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, lightning strikes over the Greek Island of Pserimos in Kos, Greece and Serena Williams of the U.S. returns…

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  • Texas inmate, 67, set for execution in slayings 31 years ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the oldest Texas prisoner put to death in an execution scheduled for Wednesday evening.

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  • Boyfriend With Hidden Child May Harbor Other Secrets

    DEAR ABBY: I'm having a hard time getting over a secret my boyfriend, "Wayne," kept from me. We have been off and on for 14 years, but back on for the past four. The problem is, he had a child with a woman in a different country. The child is now 9. Wayne didn't mention it until four years ago,…

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  • 3 Reasons You Can't Lose Your Belly Fat

    Recently, a friend asked me how she could reduce her belly fat. She is a fitness instructor who works out regularly and follows the "80/20 rule" -- eating healthy about 80 percent of the time. Still, she couldn't lose her belly fat and was frustrated about it.

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