• China declares victory in US surveillance overflight

    China declared victory on Friday over an encounter with a US surveillance aircraft overflying the contested South China Sea, saying its military "drove away" the intruder with radio warnings. Beijing is in the throes of a rapid land-reclamation programme in the area, building artificial islands and…

    AFP
  • Iraqi forces clear path to key refinery

    Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State group forces have cleared a ground route into the country's largest oil refinery, the US military said Friday. "Iraqi Security Forces and Federal Police, enabled by the coalition, have successfully cleared and established a ground route" into the Baiji refinery,…

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  • Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed in Waco shooting

    WACO, Texas (AP) — One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group.

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  • Husband gets life for arranging for girlfriend to kill wife in New Jersey

    Kashif Parvaiz, 30, of Brooklyn, New York, was convicted in February of arranging for his girlfriend to shoot his wife to death and wound him, making it look like a random attack, according to Morris County prosecutors. "The court imposed a severe sentence which was certainly justified by the…

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  • 5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service.

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  • Obama warning over Netanyahu 'unjustified'

    A senior official in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightwing Likud party on Friday rejected fresh US criticism of the premier as unjustified and hypocritical. Tzahi Hanegbi, chairman of the influential foreign affairs and defence committee in parliament, was responding to remarks by…

    AFP
  • 3 Times It Makes Sense to File Early for Social Security

    For those who have paid into the system, Social Security promises to provide a reliable source of income during your senior years. While a person needs to wait until his or her full retirement age -- that would be 66 for those born between 1943 and 1954 -- to receive full benefits, the government…

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  • Every new movie and TV show you’ll be able to stream on Netflix in June

    Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a whole new slate of shows and movies streaming on Netflix. Some of the highlights this June include The Aviator, The Butler, Nightcrawler and Transformers: Age of Extinction (if you’re into that sort of thing). A few Netflix originals are either…

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  • New messianic message for Israel diplomats

    A top Israeli diplomat, in a video seen by AFP on Friday, has instructed envoys to quote the Bible as giving Jews sovereignty over the entire Holy Land, including the West Bank. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, a deeply religious Jewish woman, was sworn in last week as a member of Israel's…

    AFP
  • Could another English king be buried under a car park?

    Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking lot and are hoping to find him. Philippa Langley, the inspiration behind the successful hunt for Richard III's remains,…

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    Savopoulos family quadruple murder in Washington (17 photos)

    About a week after the bodies of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper were discovered after a fire in their mansion, an ex-convict who once worked for the businessman and is suspected in the killings has been arrested. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested about 11 p.m. Thursday by a…

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  • PHOTO ESSAY: Arizona site holds 'bones' of 4,000 planes

    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — The airplanes are lined up in rows by the hundreds, serving as a striking reminder of the nation's military past.

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  • Killing of 14-year-old girl alerts Argentina to femicides - rights group

    By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The discovery of a pregnant schoolgirl's body under the patio of her boyfriend's family home in northeast Argentina has led local rights groups to condemn her killing as a femicide, shining a spotlight on an invisible scourge in the South…

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  • Q&A about arrests in the Texas motorcycle gang shootout

    DALLAS (AP) — In the hours after a deadly shootout involving two motorcycle gangs, about 170 people were arrested at a Texas restaurant. Depending on who is asked, the suspects are gang members or innocents who merely belong to motorcycle clubs or both.

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  • How These Private Investigators Catch Workers' Comp Fraudsters in the Act

    Workers’ compensation programs are meant to help those who are severely disabled, but some attempt to game the system by faking an injury to collect disability payments, thinking they will never be caught. Insurance fraud is typically very hard to catch than these cases, so private investigators…

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  • Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world's largest hotel

    Saudi Arabia is set to become home to the largest hotel in the world with a whopping 10,000 rooms. To be built just two kilometers away from the site of Mecca, which attracts about two million Muslim pilgrims a year for the annual Hajj, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai will become the world’s largest…

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  • Syrian rebels 'seize hospital holding 150 soldiers'

    Islamist rebels on Friday overran a hospital in northwest Syria where at least 150 regime forces and dozens of civilians were trapped for nearly a month, a monitor said. Al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and other factions "have taken complete control of Jisr al-Shughur…

    AFP
  • Memory loss may not always be first sign of Alzheimer’s

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - While memory loss is thought to be a classical first sign of Alzheimer’s disease, some middle-aged people and younger seniors may initially experience different cognitive problems such as trouble with language or problem solving, a large U.S. study suggests.…

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