• Indonesia gears up for executions as families wail in grief

    Indonesia made final preparations Tuesday to execute eight foreigners by firing squad, as family members wailed in grief during last visits to their loved ones and ambulances carrying white coffins arrived at the drug convicts' prison. Relatives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian…

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  • Finnish military fires depth charges at suspected submarine

    The Finnish military fired on Tuesday handheld underwater depth charges as a warning against a suspected submarine in waters near Helsinki, an incident that comes amid growing military tensions with neighboring Russia. Finland, which shares an 833 mile (1,340 km) border with Russia, has been…

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  • Melanoma Tumor 'Dissolves' After 1 Dose of New Drug Combo

    A large melanoma tumor on a woman's chest disappeared so quickly that it left a gaping hole in its place after she received a new treatment containing two melanoma drugs, a new case report finds. Doctors are still monitoring the 49-year-old woman, but she was free of melanoma — a type of skin…

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  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story…

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  • Woman convicted of murder after young daughter disappeared

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother was convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse Monday in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who prosecutors said was beaten, neglected and confined to a closet before being dumped in a trash bin in 2011.

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  • Pacquiao sees fist of God delivering win over Mayweather

    Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is confident he can beat American arch-rival Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday with the power of God, after abandoning a life he said was packed with sin condemning him to hell. Pacquiao is in top form both in mind and spirit after he traded his boozing,…

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  • More bad news for Brian Williams: NBC probe shows he 'embellished' stories

    Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is half-way through his six-month suspension for inflating stories he told about his reporting. The brutal leaks were designed to send the message to Brian Williams and his superlawyer, Robert Barnett: ‘You’re dead.

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  • Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near

    CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.

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  • Zuma hits back at other African states over anti-immigrant violence

    President Jacob Zuma on Monday hit out at other African countries after South Africa faced a backlash over the wave of anti-foreigner attacks in the country. While Zuma condemned the violence, saying immigrants contributed to the South African economy, he also questioned why so many had flocked to…

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    State of emergency declared, National Guard activated for Baltimore riots

    Rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police Monday, injuring several officers just hours after thousands mourned the man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.

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  • California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy

    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.

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  • San Francisco Uber user robbed, beaten by driver: police

    By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A man who requested a late-night ride from the ridesharing service Uber in San Francisco over the weekend was robbed by a driver, who refused to let him leave, then chased and assaulted him before taking his cell phone and debit card, police said. "This man…

    Reuters
  • Man shot to death by federal agent in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old man was shot to death Monday by a federal agent serving a warrant at a west side Detroit home.

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  • U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The…

    Reuters
  • Boston bomber obsessed with Islam, mother-in-law says

    The American mother-in-law of the deceased mastermind of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings described Monday a man obsessed with Islam and politics who insisted she read the Koran. Nurse Judith Russell, whose daughter Katherine converted to Islam after meeting Tamerlan Tsarnaev, told a court in the…

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  • Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand entrance for Vegas show

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — For anyone wondering what to expect from Mariah Carey's upcoming series of Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace beyond her 18 number one hit singles, her grand entrance on Monday provided a hint of what's to come.

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  • Obama envoy John Allen may be turning the tide in the campaign against the Islamic State

    Not long ago, retired Marine Corps General John Allen was a pretty good argument for the wisdom in the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.” As fighters for the so-called Islamic State (IS) rolled through Iraq last summer, sources say Allen was privately furious with the Obama administration’s…

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