• Anguished families make 'last visit' before Indonesia executions

    Relatives of two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia cried out in anguish as they arrived at a prison island Tuesday, in distressing scenes as they paid what could be their final visit to the condemned men ahead of their executions. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of…

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  • San Francisco Uber user robbed, beaten by driver: police

    By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A man who requested a late-night ride from the ridesharing service Uber in San Francisco over the weekend was robbed by a driver, who refused to let him leave, then chased and assaulted him before taking his cell phone and debit card, police said. "This man…

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  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story…

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  • California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy

    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.

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  • Boston bomber obsessed with Islam, mother-in-law says

    The American mother-in-law of the deceased mastermind of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings described Monday a man obsessed with Islam and politics who insisted she read the Koran. Nurse Judith Russell, whose daughter Katherine converted to Islam after meeting Tamerlan Tsarnaev, told a court in the…

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  • U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The…

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    Shooting at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington (14 photos)

    A teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a student who fired two shots into the air at a Washington state high school. Police say no one was injured after a 16-year-old shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began Monday at North Thurston High School in Lacey,…

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  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

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  • Auschwitz commander's barber, Jozef Paczynski, dies at 95

    Former Auschwitz prisoner Jozef Paczynski, who was barber to the Nazi German death camp's infamous commander Rudolf Hoess, has died at the age of 95, local media said Monday. The retired engineering teacher died Sunday in the southern city of Krakow, according to the Polish press agency PAP.…

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  • US to speed up warhead dismantling, issues warning to N. Korea

    The United States on Monday announced plans to step up the dismantling of retired nuclear warheads and issued a stern warning to North Korea to give up its nuclear program or face deeper isolation. US Secretary of State John Kerry also said world powers were "closer than ever to the good…

    AFP
  • Man shot to death by federal agent in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old man was shot to death Monday by a federal agent serving a warrant at a west side Detroit home.

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  • Only Three Wolves Are Left in This National Park

    In 2009, there were 24 wolves left in Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. “This is worse than I thought the worst-case scenario for the wolf population would be,” said wildlife ecologist Rolf Peterson, one of two researchers at Michigan Technical University who conducted this year’s field study,…

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    Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake Nepal (130 photos)

    Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the…

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  • 10 fascinating facts about President Ulysses Grant

    Today marks the 193rd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.

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  • Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area slaying landed Robert Pruett in prison with a 99-year sentence.

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  • Reading to young kids may change brain activation

    In pre-kindergarten kids who were exposed to more reading at home, brain scans showed different patterns of brain activation than in kids who weren’t read to, researchers found. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that new parents read aloud to their babies from birth to foster early…

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    Detectives: Cumberland County woman raped, robbed, and run over

    Sheriff's detectives said a woman was raped, robbed, run over, by men she knew from a school for the deaf

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