• Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame'

    Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame' London (AFP) - The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants issued Sunday a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Koran. It is not a race, religion or…

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  • Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

    The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or killed by his client. Erika Murray, 31, was charged Friday with…

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  • Victim had helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings

    One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press. Billy Jack Chatman told Bucyrus police two days before he was found dead that he had called an…

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  • Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

    Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew. Nobody alleges that Officer Joseph Weekley intended to…

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  • Islamic State 101: Why are Arab countries so reluctant to help?

    The past few days have offered compelling evidence for why President Obama has been so loath to militarily insert America into the fight against the brutal Islamic State. The past few days, however, have also offered compelling evidence for why critics of Mr. Obama have been so frustrated by the…

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    Woman finds body in trunk of car outside Riverside Walmart

    Riverside police are investigating after a woman discovered a man's body in the trunk of her car outside Walmart Saturday.

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  • An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

    An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. The performers told the audience at Stade de France that Paris was also where their 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, was…

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  • Mayweather remains unbeaten despite bite complaint

    Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night. Mayweather dominated Maidana from the opening bell, using his boxing skills to keep the Argentine off balance and pile up points on his way to a unanimous 12-round…

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  • US-led military exercises due to begin in western Ukraine

    US-led military exercises involving 15 countries were set to begin in Ukraine Monday, as fighting rumbles on in the restive east between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in violation of a ceasefire. Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday,…

  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly said investigators hope to soon…

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  • Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil." Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement after the…

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  • Lamar says Swift's remarks help himself, hip-hop

    Lamar says Swift's remarks help himself, hip-hop ATLANTA (AP) — Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview. Lamar was grateful to hear about Swift knowing the words to his lyrics and putting her in a great mood.

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    Photos of the day - September 14, 2014 (23 photos)

    Photos of the day - September 14, 2014A sailing boat can be seen beneath a whale-shaped kite during the annual Festival of the Winds at Sydney's Bondi Beach, a man wearing a kippah listens to speakers during an anti-Semitism demo at Berlin's Brandenburg

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  • A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

    A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO…

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  • Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players. It also has touched off a national debate about the role…

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  • Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

    Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor. "At least I can still play tennis," Norman told The Associated Press by phone Sunday morning. Norman, the Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, was cutting back trees in his South…

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    Staten Island ship graveyard (24 photos)

    Now officially known as the Donjon Iron and Metal Scrap Processing Facility, the scrap yard was opened in 1964 by J. Arnold Witte Sr. The Arthur Kill (from the Middle Dutch word "kille," meaning “riverbed” or “water channel”) is a tidal strait separating Staten Island from mainland New Jersey.

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