• Man charged with killing NFL player Peterson's son released on bond: report

    (Reuters) - A South Dakota man charged last year with killing NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has been released on $2 million bond, U.S. media reported on Saturday. Joseph Patterson was released from a South Dakota jail on Friday

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  • Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

    Captain Tony Grider, 41, of Campbellsville was hurt along with three other firefighters when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line as their department doused a university band with water. Kyle Smith, the chief of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, said Grider died at noon at University of…

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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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    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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  • Suicide bomber hits Hezbollah in Lebanon, soldier executed

    A suicide bomber killed a number of people Saturday at a Hezbollah checkpoint near Lebanon's border with Syria, hours after news that the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda had executed a Lebanese soldier. Lebanon has long been on edge over the three-and-a-half-year civil war in Syria.

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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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  • Corgi owners rally around slain dog in Washington

    Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi. A Facebook page called "Justice for Molly the Corgi" has garnered nearly 5,000 followers as of Saturday. The corgi owners…

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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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  • Putin foe Khodorkovsky 'willing to lead Russia'

    Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly stated his political ambitions on Saturday by announcing he would be ready, if called upon, to lead Russia in times of crisis. By publicly voicing his readiness to take on the country's top job, the man…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Ferry awaits final voyage (24 photos)

    A John F. Kennedy-class ferryboat that connected the borough of Staten Island to Manhattan sits in a scrap metal yard on the western shore of Staten Island. Staten Island native and Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan ventured onto the boat in its final stages to capture some haunting images of…

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  • Japan wants its own early-warning planes: report

    Japan's defence ministry wants to develop its own early-warning aircraft, replacing US-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said on Sunday. The ministry has asked for an initial 80 million yen ($642,000) from the finance ministry for the next fiscal year…

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  • Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

    Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. Bergen died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, from natural causes,…

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