• Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black woman while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

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  • Seven shot at spring break party in Florida: police

    (Reuters) - Three Alabama university students were among seven people shot, several critically injured, early on Saturday morning at a raucous spring break party in Panama City Beach, Florida, and the suspected shooter was taken into custody, local police said. Shortly before 1 a.m., officers were…

    Reuters
  • Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said early Sunday that 25 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

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  • 23 'beheaded' in NE Nigeria on eve of election: lawmaker, nurse

    Suspected Boko Haram gunmen beheaded 23 people and set fire to homes in Buratai, northeast Nigeria, on the eve of Saturday's general elections, a federal lawmaker representing the area told AFP. "There was an attack on Buratai late Friday by gunmen suspected to be insurgents....They beheaded 23…

    AFP
  • Crash pilot was psychiatric patient, planned big gesture - paper

    The Bild newspaper published an interview with a woman who said she had had a relationship in 2014 with Andreas Lubitz, the man French prosecutors believe locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus on Tuesday and steered it into the French Alps, killing all on board. "He did it…

    Reuters
  • Did Hillary Clinton destroy evidence in 'wiping clean' her email server?

    Friday was the deadline for Mrs. Clinton to respond to a congressional subpoena for emails and documents related to Libya, including the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador and three other American personnel. The subpoena was from the House Select…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name'

    The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "change the whole system", an ex-girlfriend told a German newspaper. She split up with him because it…

    AFP
  • Deaths of hospital CEO and wife in fire ruled murder-suicide

    A hospital executive who spent decades as an important figure in New Jersey politics and policy killed his wife, set their house ablaze, then killed himself, a prosecutor ruled Friday, finally giving an explanation six months later of the mysterious deaths.

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  • Woman, 2 year old killed, man injured in Washington shooting

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy were fatally shot early Saturday, and a third shooting victim was suffering from life-threatening injuries, sheriff's deputies in Washington state said.

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  • Medical examiner: 22-day-old baby girl starved to death

    BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday.

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  • Heavy blasts at Aden arms depot kill at least 14

    A series of explosions rocked an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden Saturday, killing at least 14 people as looters swarmed the facility, witnesses and an official said. The blasts were heard across the city and pillars of smoke rose from the depot, where looting had broken out a day…

    AFP
  • Syria regime executed prisoners before Idlib fall: monitor

    Syrian government forces apparently executed at least 15 prisoners in the city of Idlib before Islamist fighters overran the provincial capital, a monitor said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bodies of at least 15 detainees had been found after the northwestern city was…

    AFP
  • Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    By Tom Käckenhoff DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy. French prosecutors believe…

    Reuters
  • We Finally Know the Truth About Where That Fraternity Learned a Racist Song

    The mystery of where members of the University of Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon learned the racist song that appeared in a video that went viral earlier this month—and resulted in the chapter and two students being booted off campus—has been solved. On Friday, OU’s president announced…

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  • Can an Abortion Be Undone?

    Women who opt to get an abortion in Arizona within their first two months of pregnancy may soon find themselves on the receiving end of some unusual advice from their doctors. A medical abortion, which works within the first nine weeks or so of gestation, involves taking two pills within a few days…

    The Atlantic
  • Russia's rich forego some luxuries but still back Putin

    By Elizabeth Piper MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian model Alisa Krylova cancelled her order for the latest Mercedes, spent New Year in Moscow rather than skiing in the Alps and now employs Russian staff rather than foreigners. The former Mrs Russia and Mrs Globe beauty pageant winner is among Russia's…

    Reuters