• Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Nadal in quarters

    PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal's 39-match French Open winning streak by beating the nine-time champion in a surprisingly lopsided quarterfinal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.

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  • India and U.S. agree on ground-breaking defense projects

    By David Alexander NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and the United States have sealed an agreement to jointly develop protective gear for soldiers against biological and chemical warfare, and another on building generators, defense officials said on Wednesday. The projects were cleared as U.S. Defense…

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  • George W. Bush more popular than Obama: poll

    Former US President George W. Bush is now more popular than his successor Barack Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. The survey said 52 percent of Americans polled have a favorable opinion of the former Republican president who was in office between 2001 and 2009, while 49…

    AFP
  • Airbus says three engines froze on crashed A400M

    Initial findings on the crash released by Airbus confirmed that the immediate area for concern was the plane's engine control software, on which it recently ordered safety checks. Other buyers include Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain.

    Reuters
  • KFC Is Going to Court to Dispel Rumors of GMO Spider Chickens

    KFC wants the world to know: There’s no such thing as an eight-legged, six-winged chicken. Apparently, the rumors have proved so persistent in China, where KFC is the largest fast-food purveyor of fried chicken, that parent company Yum Brands has filed suit against three companies, according to…

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  • Deaths of two children in Connecticut home deemed 'suspicious'

    (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl were found dead on Tuesday in a Connecticut home where gas was detected, and police were treating the deaths as suspicious, the Hartford Courant reported. A despondent 36-year-old woman was found outside the East Haven home and taken to the hospital…

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    California seniors police patrol (25 photos)

    When you think of a police car patrolling the streets of a U.S. city, the first thing that comes to mind may not be an 88-year-old World War II veteran teamed up with a pilot from the Vietnam war – unless, that is, you’re travelling on the roads through San Diego, California. The Retired Senior…

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  • Ukraine army accuses rebels of launching 'large-scale offensive'

    Ukraine's army on Wednesday accused pro-Russian forces of launching a new attack against its positions in breach of a brittle ceasefire, with at least one civilian killed and several others wounded in the fresh clashes. Fighting has intensified around key hotspots on the frontline in eastern…

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  • The Latest: David Ferrer back in contention at French Open

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:

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  • Solar system's weirdest dance scene: The moons around Pluto

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a chaotic dance going on at the far end of our solar system, involving Pluto and five of its closest friends, a new study finds.

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  • $1 million bail for California woman charged in road rage death of Navy officer

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A San Diego judge set bail at $1 million on Tuesday for a 25-year-old woman charged with murder in what police said was a road rage killing of a U.S. Navy special operations officer on a busy freeway. Darla Renee Jackson is accused of ramming her car into the…

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    Deputies: Home invaders dressed as cops, shocked 4-month-old with stun gun in Clinton

    The Sampson County Sheriff's Office has charged two men with dressing as police officers during a home invasion robbery and using a stun gun on children - including a 4-month-old.

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  • Boyfriend With Hidden Child May Harbor Other Secrets

    DEAR ABBY: I'm having a hard time getting over a secret my boyfriend, "Wayne," kept from me. We have been off and on for 14 years, but back on for the past four. The problem is, he had a child with a woman in a different country. The child is now 9. Wayne didn't mention it until four years ago,…

    Dear Abby
  • Two years on, empty schools pose tough sell for Chicago

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sitting at the dead end of a west side Chicago street, the vacant Ward elementary school is a gloomy sight. In March, Detroit's school system transferred 77 of its 98 closed schools to the city, which can use federal dollars to tear some down while…

    Reuters
  • 3 Reasons You Can't Lose Your Belly Fat

    Recently, a friend asked me how she could reduce her belly fat. She is a fitness instructor who works out regularly and follows the "80/20 rule" -- eating healthy about 80 percent of the time. Still, she couldn't lose her belly fat and was frustrated about it.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Iraq, Iran fighters deployed to defend Damascus: security source

    Thousands of Iranian and Iraqi fighters have been deployed in Syria in past weeks to bolster the defences of Damascus and its surroundings, a Syrian security source told AFP on Wednesday. "Around 7,000 Iranian and Iraqi fighters have arrived in Syria over the past few weeks and their first priority…

    AFP
  • California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

    SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.

    Associated Press