• North Carolina Senate overrides governor's veto of marriage opt-out bill

    By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - A measure that would allow some public officials in North Carolina to opt out of performing gay marriages moved closer to becoming law on Monday, when lawmakers voted to override Republican Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of the bill. The Republican-led state…

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  • Sheriff: College student killed mom in argument over grades

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama college student killed his mother during an argument over his bad grades, law enforcement officials said, and he was being held without bond in a county jail Monday.

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  • Lion kills American tourist driving in S. African park

    A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. "There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion did come through the window and bite the lady," Scott Simpson, operations…

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  • DC Mansion Slaying: Questions Remain on Day of Family's Funeral

    As mourners gathered at funeral services today for Washington, D.C., businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy and their son, Phillip, there are still questions surrounding why the suspect allegedly terrorized and killed the family and housekeeper Vera Figueroa at the Savopoulos' upscale home.…

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  • US plays down flyover by Russian bombers near warship

    Other Russian bombers also flew within sight of the ship, officials said. Such footage is rarely released publicly but the US Navy decided to post it "because we were unsatisfied with the press reporting, and we wanted to show exactly what happened," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told…

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  • Records: Wife suspected war vet husband of killing relatives

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A decorated Iraq War veteran arrested in the killing of his estranged wife's mother, stepfather and brother suffers from post-traumatic stress and had been increasingly delusional, his wife told authorities in court documents released Monday.

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    12-Ton Industrial Air Conditioner Falls From Skyscraper in New York

    Couple narrowly escapes death by inches when crane hoisting the air conditioner snaps, 10 people injured.

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  • Obama warns China against 'throwing elbows' in sea dispute

    As several Asian regional powers face off over maritime borders, Obama warned about disregard for existing laws and a move away from established ways of resolving disputes. The United States does not hold any territorial claims in the South China Sea, Obama added. "We think that land reclamation,…

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  • California woman arrested in death of husband she reported missing

    A California woman who had reported her husband missing has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his body was found in a shallow grave, and two friends were being held for allegedly helping her dispose of the body, authorities said on Monday. The body of 33-year-old Juan Rodriguez of Yuba…

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  • The Most Popular Ages to Sign Up for Social Security

    Here is when most people start receiving Social Security payments, and how signing up at each age impacts your payout. The most popular age to claim Social Security payments is age 62, the earliest possible age you can sign up. Some 48 percent of women and 42 percent of men signed up for Social…

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    Northwestern chaplain claims discrimination on United flight

    A Northwestern University chaplain claims she was discriminated against based on her religion on a recent United Airlines flight.

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  • Officials: Man shot, killed by police shoved trooper

    OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — A man shot dead after being told to leave a flooded area had grabbed a trooper and shoved him to the ground, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday.

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  • IS suicide attackers slow Iraq's Ramadi counterattack

    A huge suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police base killed at least 37 people Monday, further slowing an operation to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State jihadists. The blast came as US-led coalition members carrying out air raids against IS and providing training and weapons to Iraqi…

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  • Chinese passenger ship with 458 aboard sinks in Yangtze river: Xinhua

    (Reuters) - A passenger ship carrying 458 people sank in the Hubei province section of China's Yangtze River on Monday night, Xinhua news agency said, citing the Yangtze River navigation administration. The ship, named Dongfangzhixing, was carrying 405 Chinese passengers, five travel agency workers…

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  • Corpse left in suitcase at busy Tokyo station for a month

    The corpse of a woman that had been stuffed in a suitcase and left in a locker at one of the world's busiest train stations went undiscovered for a month, Japanese police said Monday. The suitcase was abandoned in a locker at Tokyo Station in late April, but removed to the left-luggage storage room…

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  • Jenner debuts post-Bruce look, breaks Twitter record

    Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, unveiled her new name and sexy look Monday in a Vanity Fair covershoot -- drawing widespread praise and smashing a Twitter record. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campaigners -- and many well-wishers -- welcomed the…

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  • Earthquakes hit off Oregon coast

    (Reuters) - A series of moderately powerful earthquakes struck off the coast of Oregon overnight and on Monday, but did not trigger tsunamis, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. A magnitude 5.8 temblor occurred just before midnight on Sunday at sea 280 miles (450 km) west of Yachats at a depth of…

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