• Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Reports of Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say

    At least six flights were impacted by threats at airports in New York, New Jersey and Boston today, according to airlines and law enforcement. An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, law enforcement…

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  • Cause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsy

    BALTIMORE (AP) — An autopsy has been completed on a child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, but the cause of death remains under investigation, police said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • North Korea leader hails 'miracle' missile test

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent test of a submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) -- which was viewed with wary scepticism outside the reclusive state -- as a miraculous leap forward. The North's official KCNA news agency reported Tuesday that Kim hosted a gathering of the…

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  • Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said.

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  • Sharapova jeered off court, Murray breezes through

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the French Open second round on Monday but was jeered by fans after she refused to carry out an on-court TV interview. Second-seeded Sharapova defeated Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to set up a clash against Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko. "I…

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    Missing Fullerton couple found on Indian reservation; husband dead

    A Fullerton couple who disappeared on Mother's Day was found in a remote area of the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation after apparently getting lost.

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  • US Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office says

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.

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  • Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea. While only 40 Japanese officers and soldiers will…

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  • This light bulb costs less than $1 and fits in your wallet

    For just 89 cents, you can put a lightbulb in your pocket that will add a glow to summer gatherings -- and maybe even win you a bet or two.

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    Storms hit the Midwest (40 photos)

    Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes. Tornadoes struck, severely damaging an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. A firefighter…

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  • Man convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prison

    TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Samsung to merge two major units

    Samsung Group announced on Tuesday the merger of two major affiliates, as the South Korean business giant accelerates restructuring efforts ahead of a generational power transfer within the founding Lee family. The all stock deal, approved by the boards of both companies would see Samsung's de…

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  • Sudden Infant Deaths Linked to Elevation

    Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, new research finds. "The absolute risk [of SIDS] remains very low, and … this is in no way a call to abandon residence [in] or visits to…

    LiveScience.com
  • Couple missing 2 weeks in California drank rain, ate oranges

    WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An elderly husband and wife stranded for two weeks in Southern California's high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rain water that they collected in cups, but the 79-year-old husband died at some point before the couple's rescue, authorities said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • 'Know your place', Turkey's Erdogan tells New York Times

    "As a newspaper, you (the New York Times) should know your place," he said in a televised speech in Istanbul. "You are meddling in Turkey's affairs by writing something like this. The New York Times had on Friday published a editorial entitled "Dark Clouds Over Turkey" that was deeply critical of…

    AFP
  • Cops: Man fires BB gun at 11-year-old, said boy shot his son

    MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday.

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  • Syria warplanes batter jihadists in ancient Palmyra

    Syrian government aircraft carried out intense strikes Monday against the Islamic State group in and around the ancient city of Palmyra after its fall to the jihadists, a military source said. "The air force struck more than 160 Daesh targets, killing and wounding terrorists and destroying weapons…

    AFP
  • Man and child killed, three children injured in N.M. cherry picker crash

    (Reuters) - A man and a child were killed and three other children injured in New Mexico on Sunday when a cherry picker in which they were riding was knocked over by a gust of wind, police said. The four children and the adult were inside the bucket of the elevated work platform, which was on the…

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