• U.S. Supreme Court rejects Obamacare 'death panel' challenge

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs. The high court…

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  • Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

    IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility.

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  • New movies and TV shows you can stream on Netflix this week (Mar. 29 – Apr. 4)

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. DON’T…

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  • Where Retirees Want to Live Now

    According to a recent study sponsored by Merrill Lynch, by age 61, most people finally feel free to live where they want to live, rather than live where they have to live because they need to commute to work or have family obligations. According to a U.S. Census Bureau update released last week,…

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  • Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Cites Infidelity, Says She Dumped Box Prosecutors Believe May Have Held Murder Weapon

    Aaron Hernandez told his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to "remove a box" from the basement of the home they shared near the murder scene, Jenkins told a jury today.

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  • Crete's mystery croc killed by cold snap

    A man-eating crocodile that became an attraction on the Greek island of Crete last year after its mysterious appearance in a lake has died, probably of cold, an official said Monday. "The crocodile was found dead on Sunday," regional water management official Vangelis Mamangakis told AFP. Nickhamed…

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    Shooting at Fort Meade (6 photos)

    One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials. The officials said a firefight ensued after the…

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  • New Hampshire authorities: Mother killed daughters, self

    BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman shot and killed her two young daughters at their New Hampshire home before killing herself, authorities said Monday.

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  • Eight dead, 10 injured in Florida van crash

    (Reuters) - Eight people were killed and 10 were hurt in Florida on Monday when their church van drove through a stop sign and crashed into a roadside canal that was partially filled with water, authorities said. The van, affiliated with a Haitian church in Fort Pierce, Florida, carried a group…

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  • Man charged in death of toddler found in backpack in creek

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek was charged with murder Monday after the toddler's mother agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

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  • What does this Florida Holiday Inn do to wake up spring breakers?

    At spring break in Panama City, Fla., it serves a similar purpose. Every morning in March, at the crack of 11:00, guests at the Holiday Inn in Panama City get the chant as a hotel-wide wake-up call. The hotel gets flooded with spring break goers every March, so in the past, the house DJ would play…

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  • Palestinians join ICC with Israelis in sights

    The Palestinians formally gain membership of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday with the aim of pursuing Israelis for war crimes, despite uncertainty over the move's wider ramifications. It has uncertain consequences, not only because it is highly unlikely Prime Minister Benjamin…

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    'China’s Outer Lands' – a look at the plight of ethnic minorities in China (10 photos)

    Q. Sakamaki’s 'China Outer Lands' photographs are a poetic scrutiny of cultures sidelined in China's race for prosperity. China's Northeast was once called Manchuria, a territory occupied for a time by Russia and Japan. It is now facing upheaval, with China’s rapid economic growth itself creating…

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  • Rogue Catholic bishops plan to grow schismatic challenge to Rome

    By Stephen Eisenhammer NOVA FRIBURGO, Brazil (Reuters) - Two renegade Catholic bishops plan to consecrate a new generation of bishops to spread their ultra-traditionalist movement called "The Resistance" in defiance of the Vatican, one of them said at a remote monastery in Brazil. French Bishop…

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  • Police: Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spence Jackson provided the official confirmation a month ago that his boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, was dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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  • Attorney: Robin Williams' wife wants his wedding tuxedo

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor.

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  • If you don’t like Apple’s new MacBook, Steve Jobs has a message for you

    Though Apple’s recently unveiled 12-inch Retina MacBook has largely elicited positive feedback, not everyone has good things to say about the most recent addition to Apple’s notebook line. Given some of the compromises Apple made in order to get the device so incredibly thin, some of the complaints…

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  • Texas mother arrested for leaving daughter in dumpster overnight

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas mother was arrested for leaving her 7-year-old daughter in a dumpster overnight after saying that she drank vodka but remembered little else about the evening, police said on Monday. Alicia Carroll, 28, was charged with abandoning and endangering a…

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