• 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.

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  • 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
  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to America ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.

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  • Air strike kills IS leader in Syria: Pentagon

    A senior Islamic State leader who coordinated suicide bombings and recruited funds and fighters for the jihadists has been killed in a coalition air strike in Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. Tariq bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi was killed in the northern city of Shaddadi on June 16, Pentagon…

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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…

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  • Texas Farmer Killed After Tractor Disturbs Bee Hive

    A third-generation Texas farmer was killed by a bee attack after he disturbed an enormous hive. Rogerio Zuniga was on his tractor in Lozano, Texas on Sunday when he hit an 18-inch diameter pipe enraging the bees inside. The bees swarmed from the abandoned irrigation pipe and killed him, an official…

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  • 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
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Bodyboarder fights for life after Australia shark attack

    A bodyboarder was fighting for his life on Thursday after being attacked by a shark on Australia's east coast, close to where a Japanese surfer was killed earlier this year, rescue officials said. "The 32-year-old local was bodyboarding with two friends when he was bitten by a shark, suffering…

    AFP
  • 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.

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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…

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  • 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):

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  • Born in 1980? A mathematical surprise awaits you in 2025

    Finally, people born in 1980 have something amazing over those young'ins who came into the world in the year 2000 or on a Leap Day.

    CNET
  • Wisconsin Governor Walker signs bill banning microbeads

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bill into law that bans the manufacturing and sale of personal care products containing tiny plastic beads that are known to pollute waterways. The law makes Wisconsin one of seven states including Illinois and New…

    Reuters
  • Hearing Voices: Not Always a Sign of Mental Illness

    Lisa Forestell has heard voices as long as she's had memories. "They're playful and silly and they try to cheer me up when I'm sad," says Forestell, a 49-year-old director of community support at Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community, which helps people who have experienced extreme…

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