• Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

    A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her.

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  • Warrant: SC dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

    A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday. Authorities said Timothy Ray Jones Jr. killed his children at his Lexington home, put…

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  • Mother surprised to learn son killed by Louisiana police

    By David Minsky LAFAYETTE La. (Reuters) - For six months, Catherine Cortez believed that her 30-year-old son, who died in March after a scuffle with police in Louisiana, had succumbed to brain damage from chronic cocaine use. Earlier this month, she was horrified to learn from an 11-page state…

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  • Cop who killed Missouri teen testifies before grand jury: newspaper

    The Ferguson, Missouri police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests testified Tuesday before a St. Louis grand jury hearing evidence in the case, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Darren Wilson, who has been in hiding since the…

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  • Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy. Known as "red tide," this particular strain called Karenia brevis is present nearly every year off Florida, but large…

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  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel

    A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Stephen Hung's $20 million purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel in…

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    360 degrees views of abandoned buildings in Europe (19 photos)

    Sven Fennema, 33, captured the incredible shots, which include a forgotten villa and casino in northern Italy and abandoned churches in Poland. "It is not possible to show these panoramic views as pictures in the classical way, because an interactive view is impossible. These are the stunning 360…

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  • Pistorius Judge Under 24-Hour Police Protection After Controversial Ruling

    Judge Thokozile Masipa is wrapping up the most famous trial of her career, that of athlete Oscar Pistorius for shooting and killing his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day 2013.  Masipa has been repeatedly threatened for her findings in the trial and now, she's under police…

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  • Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia

    Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country's business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by imprisoning the country's…

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  • Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

    Boko Haram insurgents have been blamed after at least 13 people died during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria. Kano State police commissioner Adelere Shinaba said the "insurgents", ran into the Federal College of Education…

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  • The GOP’s 2016 Dark Horse: This Guy?!

    The days may be getting shorter and the nights colder, but for politicians dreaming of a long shot presidential campaign, spring is here already. It’s the season of hope, new beginnings, and first visits to early primary states for this crowd, and one of the first out of the gate is former Maryland…

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    Scotland's vote for independence (27 photos)

    The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr A young girl holds a flag at a 'Yes' campaign rally in Glasgow,…

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  • Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash

    A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday. All five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday and received medical treatment, the Ada County Sheriff's Office said. The…

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  • King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal

    King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal Richard III's last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle. But Richard III's last moments were the stuff of legend alone, as the king's body was lost…

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  • Texas executes woman convicted of starving nine-year-old

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a 9-year-old boy was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, said Robert…

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  • High school stabbing suspect gets funeral furlough

    A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school was granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother. The order signed by a Westmoreland County judge allowed Alex Hribal, of Murrysville, to attend the…

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  • 15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations

    At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war, activists said. The children,…

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