• Missouri town responds to officer exodus after election of black female mayor

    Some residents of Parma, Missouri, think sexism and racism are the root cause of the city employee resignations, but others point to different factors.

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  • Sheriff: Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is a master manipulator

    The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.

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  • Boy in Spain attack 'burst into tears' after killing teacher

    A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife who killed a teacher at his school in Spain "burst into tears" after he realised what he had done, the gym teacher who subdued him said Tuesday. David Jurado described in an interview with television station Telecinco how he managed to calm the boy,…

    AFP
  • Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

    Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. Holding her one-year-old daughter in her arms, Agnes Salanje from Malawi said she "faced death" during the wave of…

    AFP
  • Judge orders NY transit agency to run 'Killing Jews' ad

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to display on its buses a controversial ad that refers to Muslims killing Jews, rejecting the argument that the ad could incite terrorism or imminent violence. U.S. District…

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  • Iranian flotilla a 'factor' in warship deployment off Yemen: Pentagon

    By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Tuesday the presence of a large convoy of Iranian cargo ships in the Arabian Sea was one factor in the U.S. decision to deploy additional warships in the waters off war-torn Yemen but was not the primary reason for the move. Army…

    Reuters
  • Phoenix father arrested after boy left in hot car, dies

    PHOENIX (AP) — A father was arrested Tuesday on manslaughter and child abuse charges after police said he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking.

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    Abandoned luxury apartment house in Bangkok becomes tourist attraction as "Ghost tower" (16 photos)

    This abandoned carcass of a 49-story, residential high-rise in downtown Bangkok has turned into a lively — albeit illegal — tourist attraction, drawing visitors from around the world. Construction of the Sathorn Unique Tower screeched to a halt during Asia’s financial crisis in 1997. The cement…

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  • Chinese and US navies play games and party despite tensions

    US and Chinese sailors faced off on Chinese soil Tuesday, in sporting clashes between their navies aimed at building trust despite rising tensions over Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea. The contests -- the hosts claimed a 3-1 victory at football, and the visitors dominated on the…

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  • Voices of Rare 'Talking' Turtles May Prevent Their Extinction

    Years ago, in the Brazilian Amazon, I was exposed to a prevalent philosophy for how animals relate to humans, one I did not expect. I made the decision to move to Manaus in the Amazon, and have since devoted myself to working with science colleagues and local communities to conserve wildlife,…

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  • Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

    German former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his trial began Tuesday. "For me there's no question that I share moral guilt," the 93-year-old former Nazi told the judges, admitting that…

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  • Mom Loses Custody After Son Talks About Her Medical Pot Use at School

    A Kansas mom has temporarily lost custody of her 11-year-old son after he spoke up during an antidrug presentation at school to say marijuana helps her deal with a debilitating illness. Shona Banda, 37, didn't get custody of her child back after a hearing Monday, and the boy is being kept in…

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  • Do this now: Set up all your passwords the Snowden way

    A few weeks ago, Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver travelled all the way to Russia to interview Edward Snowden. Snowden, of course is responsible for numerous leaks that revealed the advanced surveillance operations intelligence agencies are capable of nowadays. The interview was particularly…

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  • 'Everything comes from above,' says world's oldest living person

    Jeralean Talley, the world's oldest-known living person, will celebrate her 116th birthday in Detroit next month thanking God for her longevity. Born on May 23, 1899, Talley climbed to the top of a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, which validates the ages of the world's longest-living…

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    South Africa immigrant attacks (47 photos)

    South African soldiers will be deployed to tackle gangs hunting down and killing foreigners, officials said Tuesday, after at least seven people died in a wave of anti-immigrant violence. Police in the economic capital Johannesburg and in the port city of Durban have struggled to contain mobs who…

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  • US police: Man facing rape charges tried to flee country

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered that a Saudi Arabian man facing rape charges be jailed without bail because authorities believe he's trying to flee the country.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow files for divorce from singer Chris Martin

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are officially uncoupling after the actress filed for divorce after more than 11 years of marriage.

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