• Police: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gunbattle with 2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gunbattle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday.

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  • Mountain lion shot with tranquilizer in California mall parking lot, dies

    A mountain lion that wandered into a Southern California shopping mall parking lot on Friday was shot with a tranquilizer dart but died as state wildlife officers sought to transport it to the wilderness, authorities said. The incident marked the latest encounter between humans and mountain lions…

    Reuters
  • Cops: Baby apparently starves after mom's suspected overdose

    MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — A 9-month-old boy found dead in a Pittsburgh-area apartment is believed to have starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose, leaving no one to care for him, authorities said Friday.

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    50 years after "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama (43 photos)

    President Barack Obama will call for a new generation of Americans to take up the torch kindled by civil rights leaders 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama, when he visits the historic town Saturday. America's first black president will stand at the famed Edmund Pettus Bridge, accompanied by wife…

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  • Two mummified bodies spotted on Mexico's highest peak

    A team of Mexican climbers searching for a frozen body on the country's highest mountain stumbled on a second mummified cadaver during their expedition on Thursday. The 12 local civil protection mountaineers had embarked on their mission after climbers reported seeing a frozen skull 310 meters…

    AFP
  • Boston high school dean ran drug ring, tried to kill teen: prosecutors

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts high school dean charged with the attempted execution-style murder of a student he had inducted into an alleged drug ring had once worked with Boston police on efforts to combat drugs and gangs, a police spokesman said on Friday. Prosecutors…

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  • Islamic State expelled from Iraq town Al-Baghdadi: US

    Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militia have retaken the town of Al-Baghdadi, from where jihadists had threatened to attack an airbase housing US troops, the US military said Friday. Fighters from the Islamic State group had taken Al-Baghdadi, a small town on the Euphrates River in…

    AFP
  • Lynch returning to Seahawks with new contract

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — "Beast Mode" is getting paid.

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  • Albino killers sentenced to death in Tanzania

    A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials said Friday. The sentencing comes after Tanzania' President Jakaya Kikwete blasted the wave of killings of albinos, whose body parts are…

    AFP
  • Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral home

    By Tracy Rucinski GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home morgue. One of the fetuses bore a tag from Methodist Hospital that identified it as male, the funeral home said. The…

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    Actor Harrison Ford injured in California plane crash (18 photos)

    An official says Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course. He suffered moderate injuries. Los Angeles fire officials say the single-engine plane went down at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday on the green at Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles. The…

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  • A Hillary Clinton Email the State Department Couldn't Find

    Hillary Clinton supporters have defended her use of a private email account to conduct official State Department business by arguing that she emailed colleagues at their government addresses, ensuring that a copy of the correspondence would be retained on government servers and available to…

    The Atlantic
  • Witness: Hernandez DNA matched marijuana butt at crime scene

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's DNA was found on a marijuana joint at the scene of a killing near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday.

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  • 5 Rewards of Living a Frugal Lifestyle

    Once a couple decides to commit to a frugal lifestyle, it's likely that disagreements and stress about money will decrease and their success as a frugal couple will strengthen their bond overall. Other possibilities include deciding to switch careers, working less and living life the way you…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Colts parting ways with longtime standout WR Reggie Wayne

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis gave Reggie Wayne the answer he didn't want to hear.

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  • Nemtsov girlfriend says threatened: Ukraine

    The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police about receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday. "Ganna Duritska... filed a statement about the threat to her life from…

    AFP
  • New York airport alarm reveals stowaway dog in checked luggage

    U.S. security agents searching a checked suitcase after an alarm went off at New York's LaGuardia Airport expected the usual contraband - guns, knives or a hand grenade - but instead found a stowaway Chihuahua, authorities said on Friday. Staring back at the agents was a 7-year-old beige and brown…

    Reuters