• Russia Condemns U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS and al-Qaeda; Assad Approves

    In the wake of the first American-led airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Syria, we're learning that the operation did not just focus on ISIS installations and its oil trade, but also the al-Nusra Front as well. According to Reuters, strikes against the al Qaeda-linked group in northern…

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  • Denver area students walk out of school in protest

    Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience that the new standards…

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  • Florida man admits to killing family in 911 call

    With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.

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  • Khorasan group was planning 'major' attacks: US

    A US-led air attack against jihadists in Syria targeted Al-Qaeda's Khorasan group because it was on the verge of carrying out "major attacks" against the West, the US military said Tuesday. The Americans pounded Khorasan targets in Syria with Tomahawk cruise missiles to counter the mounting threat…

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  • US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes

    A Syrian rebel group that has reportedly received weapons from the United States criticised air strikes Tuesday by a US-led coalition against jihadists in the war-torn country. The Hazm Movement, in a statement posted on their Twitter account, said the strikes would undermine the armed opposition…

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  • White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

    A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who apparently jumped into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital. One witness said he raced to the enclosure after hearing screams to see the victim locked in the tiger's jaws, "writhing badly in pain". The head of the zoo told AFP that a…

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  • Woman Ripped From Her Vehicle, Carjacked In Middle Of Fast Food Order

    A man is in police custody after police say he carjacked a woman at a fast-food drive thru in Oklahoma City. Police say a woman in the McDonald`s drive-thru and was forced out of her car by a man. The woman said the unknown man walked up, opened her car door, pulled her out of her car, got in and…

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  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of the two suspects,…

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  • Fired UPS worker kills two supervisors, self, in Alabama shooting

    By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A recently-fired UPS employee on Tuesday shot dead two supervisors at the company facility where he had worked in Birmingham, Alabama before turning the gun on himself, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. at a large,…

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    Shooting at Alabama UPS facility (8 photos)

    Police say the man who killed two people and himself inside a UPS warehouse in Alabama had been fired from the company just a day earlier. Police Lt. Sean Edwards said Tuesday that one of the victims had been a supervisor at the warehouse. Neither the

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  • Indiana man dies trying rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 46-year-old Indiana man collapsed and died while trying to hike rim-to-rim with his two brothers at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a park official said on Monday. Michael Sperry, of Valparaiso, was pronounced dead at the scene about half a mile below…

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  • Israel shoots down Syria warplane over Golan Heights

    Israel downed a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday in the first such incident in three decades and warned it would respond "forcefully" if its security is threatened. It was the first time Israel had shot down a piloted Syrian plane since 1985 and drew a sharp response from Damascus.…

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  • Meet Stella, the Electric Family Car That Goes 500 Miles on a Charge and Is Powered by Sunshine

    San Franciscans are a jaded lot when it comes to electric cars, what with Tesla Model Ss clogging the city’s pricier precincts along with a forest of Leafs, Nissan’s battery-powered vehicles for the middle class. Not to mention the Chevrolet Volts, BMW i3s, and Ford Focus Electrics plying the…

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  • New York man jailed 23 years dies after wrongful conviction case

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man who spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he was later cleared of died shortly after filing a $124 million lawsuit against the city, his lawyer said on Monday. William Lopez was convicted in 1989 of gunning down a suspected drug…

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  • Australian counterterror officer shoots man dead

    A man was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city on Tuesday, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the violence was related to a recent call from the Islamic State group to supporters to kill in their home countries.…

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  • Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former

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  • Philippine leader questions intent of China ships

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday his nation will stick up for its territorial rights in the disputed South China Sea and voiced concern that a recent mission by two Chinese survey ships could presage an attempt to drill for oil there. In an interview with The Associated Press,…

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