• 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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  • Read Hillary Clinton's 1971 letter to Saul Alinsky

    A letter from Hillary Clinton to the late community organizer Saul Alinsky in 1971 was published Sunday by the Washington Free Beacon. In it, Clinton, then a 23-year-old law school graduate living in Berkeley, Calif., informs the Chicago activist that she had “survived law school, slightly bruised,…

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  • Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial

    Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, stands accused of forcing Savannah Hardin to run non-stop for three hours in February 2012. Hardin died from dehydration and low sodium, a condition common in marathon runners, Etowah County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Barton said. Hardin suffered from unspecified…

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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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  • Jihadists kill 40 Iraqi soldiers, capture at least 70

    Jihadists attacked an Iraqi army base west of Baghdad with six suicide bombers, killing 40 soldiers and capturing at least 70 others who fled, a senior army officer said Monday. Four suicide bombers detonated explosives-rigged armoured personnel carriers at the base in Saqlawiyah on Sunday, while…

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  • Sheriff: Iowa man locked 5 kids in bedroom all day

    An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a bathroom, authorities said Monday. Deputies who responded to a domestic disturbance at a Westgate home Friday found several children crying and yelling through a window…

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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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  • Missing Afghan soldiers found trying to cross U.S.-Canada border: official

    Three Afghan National Army soldiers who did not return to a training exercise at U.S. The men presented themselves at a border crossing near Niagara Falls, New York, said David Procopio, a spokesman with the Massachusetts State Police. "We were notified this morning by federal law enforcement that…

    Reuters
  • 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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  • 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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  • Death sentences for 4 Saudis in 'bloodiest terror' cell

    Four Saudi men have been sentenced to death for their role in one of the kingdom's "bloodiest terror cells", official SPA news agency has reported. The agency said late Sunday that a special criminal court in Riyadh jailed "as many as 20" others for between two and 23 years for a variety of crimes.

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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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    19-Year-Old Student Dies After Fraternity Party

    Prosecutors say a Rutgers University student has died after she "became distressed" while attending a small gathering at a fraternity house. A preliminary investigation determined the death of 19-year-old Caitlyn Kovacs may be alcohol related.

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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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • IS-linked group threatens to kill French hostage in Algeria

    An Algerian group linked to Islamic State jihadists on Monday claimed the kidnapping of a French national and threatened to kill the hostage within 24 hours unless Paris halts air strikes on the IS in Iraq. Jund al-Khilifa (Soldiers of the Caliphate) posted a video showing the white-haired and…

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  • Polygamist Ninja Women Sneak Into Utah Home To Abduct 15-Year-Old Girl, Fail Miserably

    Police say two women dressed from head to toe as ninjas broke into a home in an effort to abduct a 15-year-old girl, Salt Lake City Fox affiliate KSTU reports. The attack happened in the generally placid Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, Utah, late Thursday night. “I heard a creak, and there…

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  • Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief

    Pakistan-controlled Kashmir's parliament on Monday called upon India to open the de facto border separating the two sides of the disputed territory to allow rescue officials to reach residents hit by devastating floods. Its effects have been particularly devastating in Srinagar, the capital of the…

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