• Why the Secret Service didn’t shoot the White House fence-jumper

    The small army of Secret Service agents guarding the White House carry a wide range of weapons and get training on how to repel sophisticated armed assaults – so why did no one shoot the intruder who jumped the fence on Friday and got all the way to the mansion’s doors? Officials inside the storied…

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  • High Schooler Gives Up Crown After Friend Was Pranked Into Thinking She Was Nominated for Homecoming Court

    Unfortunately, sometimes high school looks a lot like a real-life version of the movie "Mean Girls." Case in point, a group of girls at Grand Prairie High School in north Texas tricked 17-year-old Lillian Skinner into thinking she was nominated for the homecoming court. In order to get Skinner down…

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  • Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

    The long-awaited sentence came seven years after prosecutors say Martin MacNeill knocked out his wife with drugs prescribed following cosmetic surgery and left her to die in a bathtub so he could begin a new life with his mistress. "My father's facade has now crumbled," said Alexis Somers, who…

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  • Blackwater Founder: We Could Stop ISIS

    Erik Prince has a message for ISIS: You’re lucky Blackwater is gone.On Friday night, the controversial founder of the private military company had plenty to say about what the organization he once ran could be doing in the fight against the so-called

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  • Missing Texas deputy found dead in Lake Austin

    Police recovered the body of 35-year-old Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis in Lake Austin around 2 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) following a search that was aided by boats, helicopters and rescue dogs, the Travis County Sheriff's Office said. By the time rescuers arrived at the scene near the Mansfield Dam…

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  • Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

    An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders. Daniele Watts issued a statement late Friday through her publicist after civil rights activists demanded that she apologize for…

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  • From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant

    As war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there. Denis Cuspert was once a modestly successful member of Germany's hip-hop scene going by the…

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  • 4 charged in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old

    Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from his Chicago home, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday. Derrick Allmon, 19, Jabari Williams, 22, and Michael D. Baker, 19, all face…

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  • Girl was bait to try to catch boy ‘in the act,’ sexual harassment lawsuit says

    A civil lawsuit working its way through the federal appeals process alleges that a 14-year-old middle school girl was raped after school officials used her as bait to try to catch a male student “in the act” after she reported his sexual harassment. With growing pressure on college campuses to…

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  • Russian fighters intercepted by US near Alaska

    Two Russian fighters entered a US "air defense identification zone" two days ago and were intercepted by American F-22 jets near Alaska, military officers said. The incursion on Wednesday was followed by a second incident on Thursday involving two Russian long-range bombers, which flew into…

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  • Mexican kingpin's brother among seven slain men in western state

    The brother of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords was among seven dead men found on Friday in a violent western state that has been one of the biggest security headaches for President Enrique Pena Nieto. State prosecutors said the bodies of six men were found shot dead in the city of Uruapan in…

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  • Florida State suspends Winston for entire game

    Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made "offensive and vulgar" comments about female anatomy earlier this week. Interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan…

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  • Pet animals become victims of Ebola scare in Ivory Coast

    From monkeys to big cats, people in Ivory Coast like to keep wild animals as pets but are now rethinking the custom with the deadly Ebola virus sweeping neighbouring countries. A visit to the zoo in the economic capital Abidjan quickly demonstrated the concerns. Behind the bars of one cage, monkeys…

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    Sierra Leone on Ebola lockdown (18 photos)

    Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to

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  • Man killed after falling into wood chipper in Arizona

    A landscape gardener was decapitated after falling into a wood chipper in Arizona on Thursday and a police spokesman said no foul play was suspected. The accident happened at an auto dealership in Chandler, a city on the southeast outskirts of Phoenix. "It just looks like a terrible accident,"…

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  • Killings of Florida mother, six children stun community

    By Barbara Liston BELL Fla. (Reuters) - As Florida police examined why a 51-year-old felon shot his daughter and her six children to death before killing himself, residents of their small town grieved the loss of the children. Don Spirit on Thursday summoned authorities there with a 911 emergency…

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  • Belgium thwarts jihadist attacks: report

    The Belgian authorities have prevented several attacks by jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathisers with the Islamic State extremist group, a report said Saturday. The daily L'Echo cited unnamed sources as saying the planned attacks could have been similar to the one on the…

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  • Texas triple murder suspect kills self in jail: authorities

    A 63-year-old man charged with killing three adults and wounding a child during a shooting spree at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas, committed suicide in his jail cell, police said on Friday. Sammuel Everett Toomey was being held in Nueces County Jail on three counts of capital murder and…

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