• Outrage over 10-year-old Paraguayan pregnant by stepfather

    The case of a 10-year-old girl raped and impregnated by her stepfather has triggered outrage in Paraguay, where the health minister has blocked her from having an abortion. The girl's mother has been arrested for helping her partner, Gilberto Benitez Zarate, flee from the authorities after his…

    AFP
  • Missouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deaths

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has admitted that she plotted with her mother to fatally poison her brother and father using antifreeze, and that she attempted to kill her sister the same way.

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  • The Fascinating Story Behind Why So Many Nail Technicians Are Vietnamese

    Most Americans recognize Tippi Hedren for her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s horror film The Birds—but among the Vietnamese American community, her reputation is for something a little more serious: being a cornerstone of the immigrant community's economy. Forty years ago, the Hollywood actor…

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  • Relative: Mom charged with killing daughter cared for her

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman charged with killing her adult daughter and dumping her body in a field raised three girls alone after her husband died and cared for her daughter very much, a relative said Wednesday.

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  • California approves first statewide seawater desalination rules

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday adopted the first statewide rules for the permitting of seawater desalination projects that are expected to proliferate as drought-stricken communities increasingly turn to the ocean to supplement their drinking…

    Reuters
  • 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' personality found dead in Alaska

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An outdoorsman and past character on National Geographic's reality show "Ultimate Survival Alaska" has been found shot dead, and Alaska State Troopers were investigating the case as a homicide.

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  • 'His Royal Hotness' Prince Harry goes walkabout in Sydney

    Thousands of wellwishers on Thursday made the most of their chance to see Prince Harry during a meet-and-greet near Sydney's Opera House, with "His Royal Hotness" banners out in force and one woman asking him to marry her. The 30-year-old prince, known as Captain Wales, has been on a month-long…

    AFP
  • Rape added to murder and cannibalism charges against Indiana man

    A southern Indiana man who is facing a possible death penalty on charges that he killed his ex-girlfriend and ate part of her body has now been charged with raping her, an attorney representing the defendant said on Tuesday. The added charge against Joseph Oberhansley is intended to bolster the…

    Reuters
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    The Trans-Pacific partnership (14 photos)

    President Obama is seeking negotiating authority to complete a 12-nation Trans-Pacific partnership trade deal. The legislation would give Obama congressional direction on what to include in the agreement. Once completed, Congress could only approve or reject the deal, not amend it. Rep. Paul Ryan,…

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  • Dave Goldberg Death: Treadmills Linked with 3 Fatalities Yearly

    The death of 47-year-old Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, shows that serious and even fatal accidents can happen while you're using exercise equipment. Last Friday, Goldberg was exercising at a gym in a private resort in Mexico, where he and his…

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  • Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' chief law enforcement official called Snoop Dogg a "dope smoking cop hater" before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper, according to emails made public Wednesday.

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  • Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

    AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.

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  • Tesla’s game-changing 7kWh home battery has a significant flaw

    Tesla recently unveiled its Powerwall battery system that aims to change the way we use and store energy in our homes. However, Bloomberg is reporting that the 7kWh Powerwall doesn’t yet work well with rooftop solar power sources, which could be a major issue for early adopters hoping to use it as…

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  • Manny Pacquiao has shoulder surgery

    Manny Pacquiao underwent surgery on his injured right shoulder Wednesday following his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing's richest fight ever.

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  • Oil's bull run hides a deep disconnect, crude traders warn

    While oil futures prices rebound with vigor as analysts cite strong demand, the physical crude market tells a much more cautionary tale. Tens of millions of barrels are struggling to find buyers in Europe with traders of West African, Azeri and North Sea crude blaming poor demand. The deep…

    Reuters
  • US experts size up Cuba's untapped oil wealth

    US experts were briefed by Cuban authorities for the first time on technical details of a possible partnership to tap Cuba's deep-sea oil wealth, in another sign of warming ties between the two nations. The United States and Cuba in December made a surprise announcement that they would end five…

    AFP
  • Why ISIS now has a 5-star hotel for its fighters

    Over the weekend, the Islamic State group released photos of the newly renovated Ninawa International Hotel, a five-star establishment in Mosul now open to fighters for the militant group. The revamping of the hotel also gives Westerners another glimpse into the Islamic State’s success at funding…

    Christian Science Monitor