• Boyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girl

    HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California arrested a man accused of holding his 16-year-old girlfriend in a car, raping her and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days.

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  • Toddler shoots father, pregnant mother at New Mexico motel

    (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy shot and wounded his father and pregnant mother with a 9 mm handgun that he pulled out of the woman's purse while searching for an iPad, police in New Mexico said on Sunday. Both parents needed hospital treatment for non-life threatening injuries after the bullet went…

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  • Saudi beheads murderer, 5th execution under new king

    Saudi Arabia on Sunday beheaded a convicted murderer, bringing to five the number of people executed since new King Salman took office, continuing the kingdom's use of the harshest punishment. Abdelrahman al-Jahni, a Saudi, was convicted of shooting another man dead during a dispute, the interior…

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    Discovering the mystery of the H.L. Hunley (14 photos)

    A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship. What they find may finally solve the mystery of why the hand-cranked…

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  • Gritty Kurdish fighter gloats over recapture of Kobane

    The fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) says he shot the IS combattants in the final hours of last Monday's battle that drove the jihadists out of Kobane after more than four months of fighting. Speaking in perfect Turkish he learned as a smuggler running contraband between Turkey and…

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  • Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.

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  • Whitney Houston's daughter revived after being rushed to hospital

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Saturday, but she was revived after being rushed to a hospital, police said. The incident comes nearly three years after Houston, a superstar…

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  • Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.

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  • Five found slain in Georgia house, police seek 26-year-old man

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia police were searching for a 26-year-old man on Sunday in the killings of five people whose bodies were discovered in a house the night before. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 60, Troup County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Stewart Smith told…

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  • Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A protester was tackled on court by a security guard during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a brief delay in play during the second set.

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    Brooklyn warehouse fire (17 photos)

    Giant clouds of smoke rose from a 7-alarm fire that destroyed a warehouse and floated across Brooklyn and into Manhattan on Saturday — a day so cold that water trickling across the helmets of a small army of firefighters quickly froze. One person standing outside the building as firefighters did…

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  • IS claims beheading of Iraqi security personnel

    The Islamic State group beheaded an Iraqi police officer and two soldiers, the latest in a long series of atrocities committed by the jihadists, according to pictures posted online Sunday. In one photo, a blindfolded man said to be a police lieutenant colonel kneels in a street in front of a row of…

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  • Fierce fighting rages for key Ukraine town

    Battles raged Sunday between government forces and pro-Russian rebels for control of a strategic transport hub as the death toll mounted in east Ukraine following the collapse of ceasefire talks. Intense artillery fire thundered around the Kiev-controlled town of Debaltseve, a key position between…

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  • The Pirate Bay is officially back up

    After a month of teasing its return, The Pirate Bay team on Saturday finally brought back online the immensely popular torrent download service, almost a day before the planned February 1st relaunch, and users can now enjoy a fully functional website. FROM EARLIER: There’s talk of mutiny on The…

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  • Hungarians protest against premier's dealings with Putin

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanded the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government Sunday, a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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  • San Francisco police arrest man over body parts found in suitcase

    A 60-year-old man was arrested early Saturday on murder charges in connection with an incident in which human body parts were found stuffed in a suitcase and left on a San Francisco street, police said. Mark Andrus was booked into county jail and was awaiting a first court appearance, police said.…

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  • Huckabee compares being gay to drinking, swearing

    The former Arkansas governor says there's no chance he'll ever accept same-sex marriage, whether he runs for president or not.

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