• TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing

    Cecilio Cruz is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Police in the city of Cottonwood, about 100 miles north of Phoenix, said Cruz fatally shot 17-year-old Marisol Gonzalez in the face on March 25, 1997. Cruz, 34, long had been suspected in Gonzalez's death, Cottonwood police Sgt.…

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  • Warrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

    A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday. Authorities said Timothy Ray Jones Jr. killed his children at his Lexington home, put…

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  • Thai PM questions if 'tourists in bikinis' safe after murders

    Thailand's military ruler on Wednesday questioned whether tourists in bikinis are safe in the kingdom, in comments following the murder of two Britons whose battered bodies were found on a Thai island. David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found dead on the southern island of Koh Tao on…

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  • Nigerian preacher faces scrutiny after disaster

    A Nigerian televangelist whose exuberant followers across Africa and beyond believe he has powers of healing and prophesy is now under scrutiny after one of his buildings collapsed, killing at least 70 people. The exact circumstances of the collapse as well as the death toll remained unclear on…

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  • Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy. Known as "red tide," this particular strain called Karenia brevis is present nearly every year off Florida, but large…

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  • Mysterious Millionaire Will Pay $30M to Know Who Exactly Shot Down MH17

    A mysterious millionaire really, really wants to find out what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight 17. This article was originally published at http://www.thewire.com/global/2014/09/mysterious-millionaire-will-pay-30m-to-know-who-exactly-shot-down-mh17/380372/

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  • 3 arraigned in disappearance of Mass. boy

    Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court. Christian Sierra, Ashley Cormier and Caily Thibault pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of perjury and intimidating a witness.…

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  • Vigilante on Motorcycle Throws Trash Back in Litterbugs' Face

    It's especially galling to see someone in broad daylight toss a piece of trash on the ground. Apparently, this occurrence happens often enough in Russia that one GoPro-toting citizen decided to become a vigilante, of sorts. In a video shot using her helmet cam, a woman on a motorcycle rides around…

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    360 degrees views of abandoned buildings in Europe (19 photos)

    Sven Fennema, 33, captured the incredible shots, which include a forgotten villa and casino in northern Italy and abandoned churches in Poland. "It is not possible to show these panoramic views as pictures in the classical way, because an interactive view is impossible. These are the stunning 360…

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  • Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

    A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her.

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  • 15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations

    At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war, activists said. The children,…

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    Scotland's vote for independence (27 photos)

    The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr A young girl holds a flag at a 'Yes' campaign rally in Glasgow,…

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  • Cop who killed Missouri teen testifies before grand jury: newspaper

    The Ferguson, Missouri police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests testified Tuesday before a St. Louis grand jury hearing evidence in the case, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Darren Wilson, who has been in hiding since the…

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  • Texas executes woman convicted of starving nine-year-old

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a 9-year-old boy was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, said Robert…

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  • Mother surprised to learn son killed by Louisiana police

    By David Minsky LAFAYETTE La. (Reuters) - For six months, Catherine Cortez believed that her 30-year-old son, who died in March after a scuffle with police in Louisiana, had succumbed to brain damage from chronic cocaine use. Earlier this month, she was horrified to learn from an 11-page state…

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  • High school stabbing suspect gets funeral furlough

    A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school was granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother. The order signed by a Westmoreland County judge allowed Alex Hribal, of Murrysville, to attend the…

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  • Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

    Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption. Mostly women, children and the elderly carrying bags of clothes were hauled out of farming villages near Mayon volcano's slopes on board army trucks…

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  • Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia

    A mystery illness is plaguing girls in this town in northern Colombia, and locals say a vaccine against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, is to blame. In El Carmen de Bolivar, near the port of Cartagena, dozens of teenagers have experienced similar symptoms.

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