• North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

    By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack. It wasn't until she left North Korea at the age of 17 that she began to…

    Reuters
  • Woman randomly shot to death at popular San Francisco pier

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young woman was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father and a friend along a popular pedestrian pier on the San Francisco waterfront.

    Associated Press
  • Girlfriend Expects Fireworks When Her Parents Meet His

    DEAR ABBY: I have been with "Tom" for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I'm 24. Here's the problem: He wants our parents to meet before he asks. Abby, I have put this off because I'm sure they will have nothing in common. My parents are small-business owners and…

    Dear Abby
  • Georgia Teens Ransack a Walmart Caught on Video

    The Bibb County Sheriff’s office released surveillance footage of the group ransacking the store in Macon, Georgia, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. The group of 40 to 50 teens went down the store’s main aisle, pulling merchandise off the shelves, before turning around and running out, Bibb…

    ABC News
  • China angered by new U.S. military strategy report

    China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon's updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law. China has become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea, building artificial islands…

    Reuters57 mins ago
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    Islamic militants attack military checkpoints in North Sinai, Egypt (11 photos)

    Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 50 soldiers, security and military officials said. The coordinated morning assaults in Sinai came a day…

    Yahoo News
  • Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash: report

    The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the aircraft's only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle," seconds before the disaster, investigators said Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 clipped a bridge and plunged into a river…

    AFP
  • After Cuba: The Only 3 Countries That Have No Relations With the U.S.

    On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. According to The New York Times, the overture to Cuba leaves just three countries with which the United States has no…

    The Atlantic
  • Bodies of missing Arizona couple found, man arrested for murder

    The bodies of an Arizona couple who vanished 10 days ago have been found by police and a local man was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of shooting them to death and burying them in his backyard, authorities said. Mike and Tina Careccia were reported missing by their son on June 22 and were last…

    Reuters
  • Drug Helps Obese People Drop Weight and Keep It Off

    The diabetes drug liraglutide can help obese people who don't have diabetes lose weight and keep it off, new findings confirm. Researchers found that 63 percent of study participants given liraglutide for 56 weeks lost at least 5 percent of their body weight — the amount experts agree is needed to…

    LiveScience.com
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    Church fire in Greeleyville, S.C. (14 photos)

    A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday. Preliminary indications are that the fire at the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville was not…

    Yahoo News
  • The Latest: Prison escapee stole booze from camp, agent says

    MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Angry EU leaders lash out at Greece, eyeing endgame

    While this criticism reflects frustration with the negotiating tactics of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his radical leftist Syriza government, it may also be part of a strategy to manage public opinion before the endgame of the crisis, experts say. Outspoken European Commission head…

    AFP
  • Woman falls 400 feet to death in Colorado's Royal Gorge

    A 44-year-old woman plummeted 400 feet (120 meters) to her death from an observation deck overlooking the Royal Gorge canyon in the mountains of south-central Colorado, authorities said on Wednesday. The victim fell from a platform at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, just northeast of a landmark…

    Reuters
  • Windows 10: Will you lose your free upgrade if you reinstall?

    Here's what you need to know about what will happen to your free version of Windows 10 if you need to reinstall or change your PC.

    TechRepublic
  • African Union troops retreat in Somalia as Shebab attack

    African Union troops fighting Somalia's Shebab insurgents have pulled back from several key towns following a series of attacks by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters, local officials said Friday. The withdrawal, a rare retreat after AU troops seized swathes of territory from the radical Islamists,…

    AFP52 mins ago
  • Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 at Greenbrier Classic

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.

    Associated Press
  • Oregon man jailed on suspicion of killing parents dies after suicide attempt

    Jeremy Daniel Ringquist, 38, has been held since June 25 at the Lane County jail in Eugene on two counts of aggravated murder. Police said the bodies found in the freezer of the home in Springfield, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Portland, were those of Randy and Karen Ringquist, both in…

    Reuters