• Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in Maryland park

    (Reuters) - A Maryland mother was found early on Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said. Deputies responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, about 35…

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  • Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.

    Associated Press
  • US 'deeply troubled' by Russia's NGO law

    The United States said it was "deeply troubled" after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning what Moscow deems to be "undesirable" non-governmental organizations. Under the highly controversial law, passed by the Russian parliament this week, authorities can…

    AFP
  • Families of 10 killed in California crash get some answers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Myvett proposed to his college sweetheart on bended knee in front of the Louvre museum in Paris. Four months later, the pair died in a fiery head-on collision between a FedEx semi-truck and a bus that killed eight others in California, including five promising high school…

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  • Rebel commander 'killed in eastern Ukraine'

    A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack Saturday, rebel authorities announced. The defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic confirmed that Alexey Mozgovoy, the commander of a police battalion in the…

    AFP
  • Missouri suspect in killing of woman, teen son is dead

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said.

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    Ireland legalizes gay marriage in landslide vote (25 photos)

    Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday. Ministers predicted Ireland had become the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a…

    Yahoo News
  • Mother stands in at graduation of son killed in prom night crash

    A Chicago area woman whose 18-year-old son was killed in an alleged drunk-driving crash after his high-school prom last weekend wore his cap and gown at his graduation in a tribute to him. Along with Dunigan's father, she received a special plaque with his diploma, awards and a graduation ticket.…

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  • What we know right now about the deadly Amtrak derailment

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed 8 people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the 50 mph speed limit.

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  • 'This Is Straight Murder': a Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

    On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving near a police station in Cleveland. Thirteen police officers then fired 137 rounds of ammunition at the vehicle, whose occupants Cleveland police suspected were armed. After the other…

    The Atlantic
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    Man Alive After Being Pronounced Dead And On His Way To The Morgue

    A man pronounced dead was on his way to the morgue, but then he moved. A Wisconsin man continues to recover after being pronounced dead earlier this week.

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  • Dutch immigrant kids take to street demanding 'white' classmates

    Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking "white" pupils to attend their schools and help their integration.

    AFP
  • Georgia trooper shoots traveler after speeding stop

    TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A traffic stop on a south Georgia freeway Friday morning ended with a state trooper shooting a passenger after getting into a confrontation with him as the driver was being taken into custody.

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  • Federer brings curtain up on French Open

    Roger Federer begins his 62nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament at the French Open on Sunday against a man who once almost condemned him to his worst loss at a major. The second seeded Swiss takes centre stage on the opening day of Roland Garros when he faces Alejandro Falla of Colombia. Falla, who…

    AFP
  • Saudi IDs bomber after kingdom's deadliest attack in years

    Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed the suicide bomber who killed 21 worshippers at a Shiite mosque had links with the Islamic State group, in what the interior ministry called an attempt to promote sectarian strife. It was the deadliest attack in years to strike the Sunni-dominated kingdom, and…

    AFP
  • 50 million gallons of water lost after California dam vandalized: newspaper

    Some 50 million gallons of water were lost after an act of vandalism damaged an inflatable dam near San Francisco, the local Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on Friday. The loss comes as the state is in its fourth year of a devastating drought that has prompted Governor Jerry Brown to impose the…

    Reuters
  • Dentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry.

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