• Alabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000

    By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday. The incident…

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  • Justice Dept. 'exasperated' by local probe of Missouri teen shooting

    (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials on Thursday criticized local authorities' investigation of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, saying the case had been handled in a "selective" and "inappropriate" manner. The department's criticism comes after the…

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  • Mexico mayor accused of ordering attack on missing students

    Mexico on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging they masterminded last month's attack that left six students dead and 43 missing. Carrying torches and candles, tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City and other cities to…

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    Ebola outbreak in West Africa (108 photos)

    Geneva (AFP) - Top experts on the Ebola virus raised grave concerns Thursday about the worsening epidemic in west Africa as the number of people with the disease neared 10,000. The World Heath Organization said after an emergency meeting on the deadly haemorrhagic fever that the situation in the…

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  • US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

    US-led air strikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month, as Kurdish fighters prepared to reinforce the embattled border town of Kobane. An AFP correspondent across the frontier in Turkey reported fierce clashes in several parts of Kobane early Thursday,…

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  • Notorious police killer to be freed after 50 years

    London (AFP) - A man convicted of killing three policemen nearly 50 years ago in "the most heinous crime for a generation" is to be released from prison, officials said Thursday.

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  • Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali

    Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) - The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said Wednesday.

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  • Williams blitzes Bouchard to keep Finals hopes alive

    Serena Williams hit back from her embarrassing defeat at the WTA Finals by demolishing Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 to keep her campaign alive in fearsome fashion on Thursday. After only winning two games against Simona Halep, a grimly focused Williams only lost two against Bouchard as she swept the…

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  • Boyfriend leads police to pregnant Ohio woman's remains

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man who confessed to killing his pregnant girlfriend and burning down their Columbus apartment led authorities to her body early Wednesday, Ohio police said. Jacob Ferrero, 22, confessed to the murder and arson to Columbus police and fire investigators…

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    Teens suspected in deadly hit-and-run to be released without charges

    The Tulare County District Attorney is not charging the two teenagers who turned themselves into police in the hit-and-run death of a nine-year-old boy in Dinuba.

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  • Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, family says

    Barely a week after being diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the deadly virus, her family said on Wednesday night.

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  • AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's most prominent opposition leader is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block.

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  • China criticizes U.S. missile defense radar in Japan

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is damaging stability in the Asia-Pacific region by positioning a missile defense radar in Japan, China said on Thursday. Japan, an ally of the United States, has voiced growing anxiety over China's more assertive posture in the East China Sea, where the…

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  • WWII memories take flight in surviving B-17 bombers

    With a steady hand, pilot John Bode pushes the big red throttles forward. Of the 12,732 iconic B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers built in the 10 years through 1945, only about a dozen are still flying, and Aluminum Overcast is one of them. Restored and maintained by the Experimental Aircraft…

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  • Jodi Arias Death Penalty Trial Begins With Shocking Photo

    The death penalty phase of Jodi Arias' murder trial started today with both sides promising it would be just as graphic as the original murder trial, and the prosecution fulfilled on that immediately.

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  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

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    Visalia man sentenced for killing wife as she sat on toilet

    Terry Geller of Visalia was handcuffed and led out of court to start serving his four year prison sentence for killing his wife.

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