• Nurse drops newborn at hospital, fracturing his skull

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a nurse has dropped a newborn boy at a hospital, fracturing his skull. The baby's mother says a doctor told her the nurse was "drowsy."

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  • Woman falls 400 feet to death in Colorado's Royal Gorge

    A 44-year-old woman plummeted 400 feet (120 meters) to her death from an observation deck overlooking the Royal Gorge canyon in the mountains of south-central Colorado, authorities said on Wednesday. The victim fell from a platform at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, just northeast of a landmark…

    Reuters
  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

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    Hospital Officials: Newborn slips from nurse's hands

    A newborn baby is in a western Pennsylvania hospital with a fractured skull and a neck brace.

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  • Death of Maryland boy pushed in swing for three days ruled homicide

    Officers found the boy, Ji’Aire Lee, around 7 a.m. on May 22 after witnesses reported seeing a woman pushing a child on a swing for an unusually long time at a park in La Plata, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Washington, Richardson said. The boy was alive Wednesday when he was placed in the swing…

    Reuters
  • Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

    A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange prison clothes that…

    AFP
  • Shark Attack: Man Airlifted to Hospital After 7th Reported Incident in North Carolina

    A 68-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital via helicopter after he was attacked by a shark today off Ocracoke Island in North Carolina, officials said.

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  • Tennessee store owner posts sign telling gays to stay away

    Jeff Amyx, who also is a Baptist minister, then swapped the sign on Tuesday at his Washburn, Tennessee, store to one that reads, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion," Knoxville television station WVLT reported.…

    Reuters
  • California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arrest

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace.

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  • US Military's Hypersonic Jet Could Fly 5 Times the Speed of Sound

    The U.S. military is reportedly developing a hypersonic jet plane that could soar at up to five times the speed of sound — faster than a bullet, which generally travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound. The new hypersonic vehicle, which could take flight by 2023, builds upon research from a…

    LiveScience.com
  • American who vanished in Australia five years ago found alive

    An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary. The man, named in the media as Kenneth Rodman, was last seen by a friend in 2010 near Port Douglas, 60 kilometres (37…

    AFP
  • Russia tries to soothe Baltic states over independence review

    By Maria Tsvetkova and Andrius Sytas MOSCOW/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Russia sought on Wednesday to ease concern in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia over plans to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting them independence from the Soviet Union. The Baltic states declared independence in 1990…

    Reuters
  • Sister of slain woman charged with helping mom dump her body

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The younger sister of a woman who authorities say was killed by their mother in March has been accused of helping dump the body in a field.

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  • Ice-cool Serena defies heat to make third round

    Serena Williams hardly broke sweat in the Wimbledon heat as the world number one cruised into the third round with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hungary's Timea Babos on Wednesday. With sweltering temperatures reaching a Wimbledon record 35.7C (96.2F), five-time champion Williams kept her cool to…

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    Church fire in Greeleyville, S.C. (14 photos)

    A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday. Preliminary indications are that the fire at the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville was not…

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  • Exonerated Angola Prisoner Dies After Nearly 30 Years in Solitary Confinement

    Glenn Ford died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. Ford was convicted of first-degree murder in 1984 but was exonerated in March 2014. Ford would have still been on death row if not for a confidential informant who told police in 2013 that someone else confessed to him about the murder that…

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  • Investigating marijuana’s effect on weight gain

    Marijuana is well known to bring upon the "munchies" or, a temporary increase in appetite, yet its effect on weight gain is more complex than it seems, according to a new study. "As to whether it actually causes weight gain in the long term, the available data is limited," says Didier Jutras-Aswad…

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