• Mother charged with murdering toddler son in NYC bathroom

    (Reuters) - A mother was charged with murder after she locked herself in the bathroom of a New York City restaurant on Monday with her one-year-old son, who was later pronounced dead, police said. Latisha Fisher, 35, entered the bathroom with her child, Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, at 5 Boro Burger in…

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  • US admiral says China 'creating a great wall of sand' in sea

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China is "creating a great wall of sand" through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.

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  • Missing U.C. Berkeley student was killed in weekend car accident

    A University of California, Berkeley student reported missing over the weekend after a fraternity party at another campus was identified on Monday as the person struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles early on Saturday, police said on Monday. Eloi Vasquez, a 19-year old freshman on the men's…

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  • New movies and TV shows you can stream on Netflix this week (Mar. 29 – Apr. 4)

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. DON’T…

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  • Parents of dead student sue Clemson University, fraternity

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year after falling from a highway bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run sued the university, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and three of its members for $50 million on Monday.…

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  • IS 'executes at least 30 civilians' in central Syria

    The extremist Islamic State group Tuesday executed at least 30 civilians, including two children, in a raid on a regime-held village in Syria's central province of Hama, a monitor said. IS "executed at least 30 people, including women and children, by burning, beheading, and firing on them" in the…

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  • Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Cites Infidelity, Says She Dumped Box Prosecutors Believe May Have Held Murder Weapon

    Aaron Hernandez told his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to "remove a box" from the basement of the home they shared near the murder scene, Jenkins told a jury today.

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    Shooting at Fort Meade (6 photos)

    One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials. The officials said a firefight ensued after the…

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  • China closes 66 'illegal' golf courses

    China's Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 "illegal" courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time. The announcement by the ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile anti-graft…

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  • Nigeria's Buhari closes in on historic election victory

    By Ed Cropley and Tim Cocks ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari, an ex-general who first won power three decades ago in a military coup, closed in on a historic election victory on Tuesday, maintaining a hefty lead in the vote count in Africa's most populous nation.…

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  • Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

    IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility.

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  • Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.

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  • Crete's mystery croc killed by cold snap

    A man-eating crocodile that became an attraction on the Greek island of Crete last year after its mysterious appearance in a lake has died, probably of cold, an official said Monday. "The crocodile was found dead on Sunday," regional water management official Vangelis Mamangakis told AFP. Nickhamed…

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    Chile's Villarrica volcano is heating up (13 photos)

    Chile is issuing an alert over increased activity at Villarrica volcano. The 9,000-foot (2,847-meter) volcano is located in Chile's central valley some 400 miles (670 kilometers) south of Santiago. It's one of South America's most active, and it has a lava lake within its crater. Tens of…

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  • Constitution Check: Did the Founders want term limits for Supreme Court Justices?

    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at comments from Mike Huckabee about the Founders’ intentions for a Supreme Court with term limits and what Alexander Hamilton said about the issue.

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  • Texas mother arrested for leaving daughter in dumpster overnight

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas mother was arrested for leaving her 7-year-old daughter in a dumpster overnight after saying that she drank vodka but remembered little else about the evening, police said on Monday. Alicia Carroll, 28, was charged with abandoning and endangering a…

    Reuters
  • 'Heaviest' Arab raids rock Yemen capital

    Explosions lit up the skies over Yemen's capital overnight in the heaviest bombing raids yet in a six-day operation led by Saudi Arabia, which hit out at Iran for supporting Shiite rebels. The coalition has vowed to keep up the strikes until the Huthi rebels end their uprising against President…

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