• Russia Condemns U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS and al-Qaeda; Assad Approves

    In the wake of the first American-led airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Syria, we're learning that the operation did not just focus on ISIS installations and its oil trade, but also the al-Nusra Front as well. According to Reuters, strikes against the al Qaeda-linked group in northern…

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  • Kris Jenner files to divorce Bruce Jenner

    Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch filed for divorce on Monday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair's relationship and its troubles have been featured prominently on the…

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  • White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

    A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who apparently jumped into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital. One witness said he raced to the enclosure after hearing screams to see the victim locked in the tiger's jaws, "writhing badly in pain". The head of the zoo told AFP that a…

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  • Indiana man dies trying rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 46-year-old Indiana man collapsed and died while trying to hike rim-to-rim with his two brothers at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a park official said on Monday. Michael Sperry, of Valparaiso, was pronounced dead at the scene about half a mile below…

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  • Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

    Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government before a U.S.-led military coalition launched airstrikes pounding strongholds of the Islamic State extremists across northern and eastern Syria. Damascus appeared to be trying to position itself as on the side of the…

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  • Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

    Fresh claims have emerged in Nigeria that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or at least someone impersonating him, may be dead -- and not for the first time Rumours have been flying since last Thursday when the military tweeted that "a seriously wounded high ranking terrorist leader" had been…

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  • Texas soldier beat toddler to death for soiling diaper: police

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier beat his 2-year-old daughter to death after he became upset that she soiled her diaper, police said on Monday. Peyton Graham was found unresponsive with suspicious injuries in her father's apartment and later died at a hospital on…

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    White House intruder (22 photos)

    A federal prosecutor says that investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the White House intruder case, along with a machete and two hatchets. In a federal court proceeding, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Mudd said that the accused intruder

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  • New York man jailed 23 years dies after wrongful conviction case

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man who spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he was later cleared of died shortly after filing a $124 million lawsuit against the city, his lawyer said on Monday. William Lopez was convicted in 1989 of gunning down a suspected drug…

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  • Lois Lerner Compares Herself To Jeffrey Dahmer

    Lois Lerner says she is no Jeffery Dahmer. The former Internal Revenue Service official referenced the infamous cannibalistic serial killer as she broke her silence for the first time about last year’s IRS scandal. Lerner told the website Politico that she has been the recipient of threats and hate…

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    Three million people forced out of Syria (37 photos)

    Some 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants have crossed the border into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants continue their onslaught. The refugees have been flooding…

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  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of the two suspects,…

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  • Warnings of drugs, domestic violence in Florida mass murder

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida authorities were warned repeatedly about problems in the home of a 51-year-old felon who shot his daughter and her six children before killing himself last week, according to records released on Monday by the state child welfare agency. At the time of…

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  • Pennsylvania police ambush suspect believed hiding in remote woods

    By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said on Monday that police believed the survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper and wounding another was still hiding in a remote part of the Pocono Mountains, as an intensive manhunt entered its 11th day.…

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  • Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room

    As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku's arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple's fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent. Nearly four years later, her husband is still waiting for the government of Uganda -- where…

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  • Boehner says unemployed ‘don’t really want’ jobs. How bad a gaffe for GOP?

    The Republican Party’s top leader in Congress is catching flak for a comment that appears to call the jobless lazy – a comment that has rekindled an old challenge for the party: appearing insensitive or uncaring toward Americans who are poor or in financial difficulty. House Speaker John Boehner…

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  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

    Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m.…

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